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Table 1 Description of cases

From: Influence of electrical and thermal properties on RF ablation of breast cancer: is the tumour preferentially heated?

Case description Tumour dimensions (mm) Const / Temp dep. σ Number of Elements Steady state/Controlled Transient
   Width Length    
1 F - - C 1921 S
2 F - - T 5520 S
3 FT 4.7 52 C 2208 S
4 FT 4.7 52 T 2214 S
5 FT 4.7 104 T 2797 S
6 FT 4.7 26 T 1940 S
7 FT 9.4 52 T 1985 S
8 FT 2.35 52 T 1985 S
9 F - - T 5230 CT
10 FT 4.7 52 T 2214 CT
  1. F = geometry with only fatty tissue, FT = geometry with fatty tissue and embedded tumour. C and T indicate constant and temperature dependent electrical conductivity respectively. S indicates that steady-state analysis has been performed, i.e. when the model has reached thermal equilibrium using constant boundary conditions. Cases denoted CT use transient analysis where Vin is controlled to maintain the maximum temperature at 100°C.