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A multi-function probe for use in hyperthermia therapy employs at least one pair of temperature sensors, which may be thermocouples or thermistors. One sensor of the pair includes an exposed electrode which directly measures tissue temperature. The other sensor includes an electrode covered by a material having a known ultrasound absorption coefficient, for measuring the local intensity of ultrasonic energy. By comparing these two measurements, an ultrasound or other hyperthermia energy absorption coefficient of the tissue in the target region can be determined. A plurality of these paired sensors can be utilized to yield a measurement of thermal diffusion. The probe can also include one or more piezoelectric receiver elements, for providing accurate source-to-target registration.

Title
Multi-purpose temperature sensing probe for hyperthermia therapy
Application Number
7/209518
Publication Number
4960109
Application Date
June 21, 1988
Publication Date
October 2, 1990
Inventor
Padmakar P Lele
Winchester
MA, US
Agent
David A Jacobs
Thomas J Engellenner
Assignee
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MA, US
IPC
A61B 5/00
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