In this work, we propose the use of fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensor arrays for real-time temperature monitoring during RadioFrequency Thermal Ablation (RFTA) tumor treatment. Real-time temperature monitoring of RF-treatment to the tumors lesion of an organ could prove to be highly beneficial for intra-operative surgical planning and subsequently ensure a successful outcome of a thermo-ablation procedure. An adequate configuration was designed in order to create a thermal multipoint map. In particular, the RF probe of a commercial medical device was properly packaged with FBG sensors. In order to discern the treatment areas as accurately as possible, a second 3.5 cm long array, consisting of several FBGs was also employed. The experiments were conducted on ex vivo animal liver tissues and results confirm that we were successfully able to conduct a multipoint measurement and to distinguish between different and consecutive RF discharges with a temperature resolution of 0.1 °C and a minimum spatial resolution of 5mm.

Measurements of temperature during thermal ablation treatments on ex vivo liver tissue using fiber Bragg grating sensors

Palumbo, Giovanna;Iadicicco, Agostino;Campopiano, Stefania;
2017

Abstract

In this work, we propose the use of fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensor arrays for real-time temperature monitoring during RadioFrequency Thermal Ablation (RFTA) tumor treatment. Real-time temperature monitoring of RF-treatment to the tumors lesion of an organ could prove to be highly beneficial for intra-operative surgical planning and subsequently ensure a successful outcome of a thermo-ablation procedure. An adequate configuration was designed in order to create a thermal multipoint map. In particular, the RF probe of a commercial medical device was properly packaged with FBG sensors. In order to discern the treatment areas as accurately as possible, a second 3.5 cm long array, consisting of several FBGs was also employed. The experiments were conducted on ex vivo animal liver tissues and results confirm that we were successfully able to conduct a multipoint measurement and to distinguish between different and consecutive RF discharges with a temperature resolution of 0.1 °C and a minimum spatial resolution of 5mm.
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