Benchmark Solution for the Prediction of Temperature Distributions During Radiofrequency Ablation of Cardiac Tissue

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Ryan T. Roper, Matthew R. Jones

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 435 CTB, PO Box 24201, Provo UT 84602-4201 Phone: (801) 422-3051 Fax: (801) 422-0516 e-mail: roper@byu.edu

J Biomech Eng 126(4), 519-522 (Sep 27, 2004) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1785810 History: Received May 01, 2003; Revised October 13, 2003; Online September 27, 2004
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Schematic depicting details of the ablation model. Included are the thermal boundary conditions
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Schematic showing the boundary conditions used in solving for the electric potential distribution
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Contour plot of the dimensionless heat generation
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Dimensionless temperature profiles for h=1000 W/m2K where (a) τ=2.0 (21.8 s) and (b) τ=5.5 (59.9 s)
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Dimensionless temperature profiles for τ=5.5 (59.9 s.) where (a) h=1000 W/m2K and (b) h=4000 W/m2K




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