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From: Thermal modeling of lesion growth with radiofrequency ablation devices

Figure 3

Computational technique diagram of data flow used in a hybrid finite element model implemented in Femlab/Matlab to calculate temperature and tissue damage. The electric field and temperature are solved simultaneously in Femlab (blue blocks). The data structure is changed from finite element meshing to rectilinear gridding so that the resulting temperature can be used to calculate tissue exposure and electrical conductivity change in Matlab (orange blocks). A tissue damage level of 63% corresponds to the onset of tissue necrosis and is associated with a cessation in local blood flow. The Matlab results are then imported into Femlab as inputs for calculation at the next time step.

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