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Abstract #3676

Building Individualized 3D Anatomic Model Based on Prostate MRI for Hypothermia Bioheat Simulation

Peter T. Fwu 1 , Jeon-Hor Chen 1,2 , Yuting Lin 1 , Wei-Ching Lin 3 , Po-Jung Tseng 1 , Eddie Lin 1 , and Min-Ying Lydia Su 1

1 Tu & Yuen Center for Functional Onco-Imaging, Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA, United States, 2 Department of Radiology, EDa Hospital and I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 3 Department of Radiology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan

Regional hypothermia using endorectal cooling balloon (ECB) during prostatectomy surgery is proven capable of minimizing tissue inflammatory damages. In this work we analyzed 29 prostate MRI cases. The images were segmented to reconstruct a 3D anatomic model for each patient for simulating the cooling processes by using bioheat equation with finite element methods. Very reasonable results were obtained, suggesting feasibility of this approach. The temperature at neurovascular bundle(NVB) was strongly affected by the distance from the cooling balloon as well as the total venous blood volume. For patients with similar blood volumes, the temperature was linearly correlated with NVB-ECB distance.

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