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Abstract

Although low energy alternating electric field are gaining an acceptance for electrotherapy of cancer treatment, recent studies have only discussed the electric field distribution characteristics theoretically using numerical approaches. In order to obtain the optimum benefit of low energy alternating electric field, an accurate vector of the low energy alternating electric field in the region of cancer cells should be achieved. In this study, we propose a novel electric field measurement method by using wire mesh tomography (WMT) in order to obtain a feedback to minimize the error of numerical simulation of ECCT. The WMT sensor consists of 8×8 copper wire matrix in a circular shape vessel with diameter 12 cm. The cross-sectional of biomaterial phantoms of human head model with known electrical properties a priori were inserted the wire mesh sensor and were exposed by low energy alternating electric field by using ElectroCapacitive Cancer Therapy (ECCT) system based on numerical and experimental studies. The electric field value in the air medium has the highest value compared to the value of electric field in grey matter matter and cancer cells. And the electric field value in grey matter matter has a higher value than the value of the electric field in the cancer cell. This study can be a new science in measuring electric field so that electric field-based treatment can be more optimal in its planning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2018 2nd International Conference on Biomedical Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationSmart Technology for Better Society, IBIOMED 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages20-24
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538647363
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2018
Event2nd International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, IBIOMED 2018 - Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 24 Jul 201826 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2018 2nd International Conference on Biomedical Engineering: Smart Technology for Better Society, IBIOMED 2018

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, IBIOMED 2018
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityKuta, Bali
Period24/07/1826/07/18

Keywords

  • cancer cell
  • electric field distribution
  • grey matter
  • wire mesh sensor

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