Modeling and Simulation of Microwave Ablation of Liver Tumors

  • The goal of this research is to study, understand, and robustly model and simulate microwave ablation of liver tumors. This is one of the possible treatments for cancerous tumors that appear in the liver, and there is room for a better understanding and prediction of how such interventions develop, from a mathematical point of view. The areas that could benefit from a more rigorous quantification range from planning of the invasive aspect of the procedure, influence of the vascular system, all the way to predicting the resulting damage in biological tissue. This would ultimately also benefit clinicians, that have much to gain from such results, as it would allow them to plan microwave ablation procedures on a patient-to-patient basis, thus obtaining a better outcome. This research has been done under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Tobias Preußer, Head of Modeling and Simulation at Fraunhofer MEVIS, and Professor of Mathematics at Jacobs University Bremen, as well as Prof. Dr. Marcel Oliver, Professor of Mathematics at Jacobs University Bremen. I have also been supervised by Dr. Hanne Ballhausen and Dr. Torben Pätz, from Fraunhofer MEVIS, throughout various phases of my research.

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Publishing Institution:IRC-Library, Information Resource Center der Jacobs University Bremen
Granting Institution:Jacobs Univ.
Author:Daniel Ioan Cazacu
Referee:Tobias Preußer, Marcel Oliver, Alfred Schmidt
Advisor:Tobias Preußer
Persistent Identifier (URN):urn:nbn:de:gbv:579-opus-1008879
Document Type:PhD Thesis
Date of Successful Oral Defense:2019/08/08
Date of First Publication:2019/09/11
Academic Department:Mathematics & Logistics
PhD Degree:Mathematics
Focus Area:Mobility
Call No:2019/14

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