Design and analysis of a novel targeted magnetic fluid hyperthermia system for tumor treatment

Siu Lau Ho, L. Jian, W. Gong, Weinong Fu

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This paper presents a novel targeted magnetic fluid hyperthermia system. It consists of 12 coils which are deployed symmetrically in the space surrounding the patient. By injecting dc currents to all these coils, and selectively superimposing high frequency ac currents into several coils according to the location of the target point, it is possible to generate a high-frequency alternating magnetic field in the tumor area to heat the nano-particles, so as to kill the tumor cells, while, at the same time, builds up a static magnetic field in the surrounding area to protect the healthy tissues from thermal damage.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6332771
Pages (from-to)3262-3265
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2012


  • Alternating magnetic field
  • Coil array
  • Magnetic fluid hyperthermia
  • Static magnetic field

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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