TY - JOUR
TI - An Analytical Solution for Radiofrequency Ablation with a Cooled Cylindrical Electrode
VL - 2017
PY - 2017
DA - 2017/03/06
DO - 10.1155/2017/9021616
UR - https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/9021616
AB - We present an analytical solution to the electrothermal mathematical model of radiofrequency ablation of biological tissue using a cooled cylindrical electrode. The solution presented here makes use of the method of separation of variables to solve the problem. Green’s functions are used for the handling of nonhomogeneous terms, such as effect of electrical currents circulation and the nonhomogeneous boundary condition due to cooling at the electrode surface. The transcendental equation for determination of eigenvalues of this problem is solved using Newton’s method, and the integrals that appear in the solution of the problem are obtained by Simpson’s rule. The solution obtained here has the possibility of handling different functional dependencies of the source term and nonhomogeneous boundary condition. The solution provides a tool to understand the physics of the problem, as it shows how the solution depends on different parameters, to provide mathematical tools for the design of surgical procedures and to validate other modeling techniques, such as the numerical methods that are frequently used to solve the problem.
JF - Mathematical Problems in Engineering
SN - 1024-123X
PB - Hindawi
SP - 9021616
KW -
A2 - Gizzi, Alessio
AU - Romero-MÃ©ndez, Ricardo
AU - Berjano, Enrique
ER -