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Table 7 Lesion Volume with 100% Normal Tissue Perfusion Values represent the maximum lesion width and depth calculated over the course of the simulated ablation using various cell damage thresholds (D) and isothermal temperatures (IT).

From: Thermal modeling of lesion growth with radiofrequency ablation devices

  Width Depth
Source Voltage (Volts) D = 63% D = 100% IT = 42°C1 IT = 47°C1 IT = 60°C IT = 90°C D = 63% D = 100% IT = 42°C1 IT = 47°C1 IT = 60°C IT = 90°C
2.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10.0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
12.5 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0
15.0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 0 0
17.5 0 0 14 6 0 0 0 0 27 7 0 0
20.0 4 4 16 8 2 0 5 4 29 23 2 0
22.5 6 6 20 10 6 0 10 8 31 25 8 0
25.0 10 8 24 14 8 0 23 23 33 27 23 0
27.5 12 12 26 18 12 4 25 25 36 29 25 5
30.0 16 14 30 20 16 6 27 27 38 31 27 9
  1. 1 – The 42°C and 47°C isothermal volumes were chosen specifically because they are frequently used to establish damage thresholds in hyperthermia and radiofrequency ablation, respectively.
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