[Progress of application in non-invasive temperature monitoring of hyperthermia using B-ultrasound].

    Abstract

    Hyperthermia is a significant and promising technique for tumor treatment. Temperature is the key parameter which influences the treatment effectiveness. Therefore, real-time and precise noninvasive temperature monitoring is the pivotal issue in further development of hyperthermia. This paper introduced the noninvasive monitoring theories and techniques of hyperthermia based on ultrasonic image texture features, and reviewed the achievements both abroad and at home. In addition, some problems to be solved necessary were also pointed out.