Development of an Automatic Localization System of Magnetic Particles for Hyperthermia Therapy

Loi Tonthat, Kazutaka Mitobe, Shin Yabukami

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Magnetic hyperthermia is a promising cancer therapy gaining great interest in recent years. In this therapy, in addition to magnetic particles, important elements include techniques for detecting the position and temperature of magnetic particles in a tumor region in determining the effectiveness of therapeutic heating. In previous studies, we developed a low invasive heating and wireless temperature measurement system for magnetic hyperthermia using a ferromagnetic implant with low Curie temperature (FILCT). To make this approach feasible in clinical settings, a challenge remains when the FILCT injected into the tumor region deviates from the central axis of drive coil. As a result, the heating efficiency of FILCT and the temperature measurement accuracy of FILCT decrease. In this study, we develop an automatic localization system for magnetic particles. Using the constructed system, it was possible to automatically locate the position of magnetic particles with an accuracy below 1 mm in vitro by operating magnetic field supply and detection (MFSD) unit in two modes of coarse scanning (rotary scanning) and fine-tuned scanning (linear scanning) based on three pickup voltages induced in three pickup coils symmetrically installed inside drive coil.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9138439
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Feb


  • Cancer therapy
  • localization technique
  • magnetic hyperthermia
  • magnetic particles


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