Using computational phantoms to improve delivery of Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) to patients

Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2016 Aug:2016:6461-6464. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2016.7592208.


This paper reviews the state-of-the-art in simulation-based studies of Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) and highlights major aspects of TTFields in which simulation-based studies could affect clinical outcomes. A major challenge is how to simulate multiple scenarios rapidly for TTFields delivery. Overcoming this challenge will enable a better understanding of how TTFields distribution is correlated with disease progression, leading to better transducer array designs and field optimization procedures, ultimately improving patient outcomes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Line, Tumor
  • Computer Simulation*
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy / instrumentation*
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy / methods*
  • Head
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / therapy
  • Phantoms, Imaging*
  • Transducers