Radiofrequency ablation is a medical procedure used to treat a variety of illnesses including liver carcinomas that cannot be treated by resection or radiological procedures. A multi-physics code was used to solve the Bio-heat Equation by a finite element methodology. The volume of coagulation necrosis caused by the heating of the tumor tissue as a function of perfusion rate was determined. A multi-needle probe deposited the RF energy into the tissue. Once the tissue was heated to greater than 50°C it was considered irreversibly damaged. Increasing perfusion rates reduced the size of the lesion. In order to heat a volume to a required temperature the time elapsed did increase.

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