Ferromagnetic thermoseed materials with adequate thermal input and thermal regulation characteristics have been developed for hyperthermia treatments of localized tumors. Thermoseed encasement and coating techniques have been developed, and in vivo testing has demonstrated that they result in implants that are compatible with living tissues. The manner of obtaining biocompatibility for both short-term and long-term ferromagnetic implants is discussed. An in vivo example of the use of such thermoseeds and their behavior in a situation of variable blood flow is presented.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1986|
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