Bioheat Transfer Simulation in Hyperthermia

The applications of mathematical simulations of tissue tem
perature distributions in hyperthermia treatments are discussed
in terms of four areas, comparative, prospective, concurrent,
and retrospective thermal dosimetry. These four aspects of
thermal dosimetry cover the range of hyperthermia applications
of interest to clinicians, from comparative evaluation of compet
itive heating modalities to individual treatment planning, through
feedback control during a treatment and, finally, to posttreatment
therapy evaluation. Mathematical simulations of hyperthermia
treatments can play a significant role in each of these areas.