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|Abstract:||This paper explores the potential of implantable magnetic nanocomposites for the localized treatment of breast cancer via hyperthermia. Magnetite (Fe3O4)-reinforced polydimethylsiloxane composites were fabricated and characterized to determine their structural, magnetic, and thermal properties. The thermal properties and degree of optimization were shown to be strongly dependent on material properties of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs). The in-vivo temperature profiles and thermal doses were investigated by the use of a 3D finite element method (FEM) model to simulate the heating of breast tissue. Heat generation was calculated using the linear response theory model. The 3D FEM model was used to investigate the effects of MNP volume fraction, nanocomposite geometry, and treatment parameters on thermal profiles. The implications of the results were then discussed for the development of implantable devices for the localized treatment of breast cancer.|
|Citation:||Kan-Dapaah, Kwabena, Nima Rahbar, and Wole Soboyejo. "Implantable magnetic nanocomposites for the localized treatment of breast cancer." Journal of Applied Physics 116, no. 23 (2014): 233505. doi: 10.1063/1.4903736|
|Type of Material:||Journal Article|
|Journal/Proceeding Title:||Journal of Applied Physics|
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