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Apparatus using microwave energy for the therapeutic and hyperthermic treatment of an internal body organ such as the prostate gland. An irregularly shaped coaxial applicator having a narrow portion and a wide portion is inserted through the male anus into the rectum such that a substantially maximum intensity of the microwave energy irradiates the prostrate gland for preferential heating of the prostate gland and a substantially minimum intensity irradiates untreated tissue. Temperature sensing means are positioned on the periphery of the applicator to measure the tissue environment irradiated by the microwave energy. A controller, operating with the temperature sensing means, is provided to maintain the temperature of the tissue environment within a desired temperature range.

Title
Nonsymmetrical bulb applicator for hyperthermic treatment of the body
Application Number
6/23393
Publication Number
4311154
Application Date
March 23, 1979
Publication Date
January 19, 1982
Inventor
Robert W Paglione
Robbinsville
NJ, US
Fred Sterzer
Princeton
NJ, US
Agent
Christopher L Maginniss
Robert L Troike
Samuel Cohen
Assignee
RCA Corporation
NY, US
IPC
A61N 1/40
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