By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Current study results on Nanoparticles have been published. According to news reporting originating from Dresden, Germany, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Magnetic heating treatment can be used as an adjuvant treatment for cancer therapy. In this therapy, magnetic nanoparticles are enriched inside the tumour and exposed to an alternating magnetic held."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Technical University, "Due to magnetic losses the temperature in the tumour rises. The resulting temperature profile inside the tumour is useful for the therapeutic success. In this context heat transfer between tissue with nanoparticles and tissue without nanoparticles is a highly important feature which is actually not understood in detail. In order to investigate this, a phantom has been created which can be used to measure the temperature profile around a region enriched with magnetic nanoparticles. This phantom is composed of a material, which has similar thermal conductivity as human tissue. A tempered water bath surrounds the phantom to establish a constant surrounding temperature simulating the heat sink provided by the human body in a real therapeutic application. It has been found that even at a low concentration of magnetic nanoparticles around 13 mg/ml, sufficient heating of the enriched region can be achieved. Moreover it has been observed that the temperature drops rapidly in the material surrounding the enriched region."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Corresponding numerical investigations provide a basis for future recalculations of the temperature inside the tumour using temperature data obtained in the surrounding tissue."
For more information on this research see: Investigation of heat distribution during magnetic heating treatment using a polyurethane-ferrofluid phantom-model. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 2014;351():1-7. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/505704)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting F. Henrich, Technical University of Dresden, Chair Magnetofluiddynam Measuring & Automat Techn, Inst Fluid Mech, D-01069 Dresden, Germany. Additional authors for this research include H. Rahn and S. Odenbach (see also Nanoparticles).
Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Dresden, Germany, Treatment, Therapeutics, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, Magnetic Nanoparticles
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