A preliminary study about the distribution of temperature due to electrical stimulation in ECT

Menezes de Oliveira, Marilia and Wen, Peng and Ahfock, Tony and Shahid, Syed Salman (2014) A preliminary study about the distribution of temperature due to electrical stimulation in ECT. In: 2014 ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, 26-29 Jun 2014, Taipei, Taiwan.

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Abstract

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a non-invasive technique applied to treat neurological diseases, in which electric current is applied on the scalp. In this study, the most common electrode configurations: right unilateral, bilateral frontotemporal, and bifrontal ECT are applied to a spherical head model to analyze the rise in temperature due to the electrical stimulation. The preliminary results show an increase in temperature on the scalp, and no affecting on the brain. This model will be improved further to achieve a more realistic case for individual patient.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2014 04:41
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2017 02:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: ECT, head model, heat transfer
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090399 Biomedical Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091502 Computational Heat Transfer
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25446

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