Past Projects in Cancer Treatment

Go-Smart [EU FP7]

Profile of microwave energy deposition

Go-Smart is an EU FP7 funded project to build an open-source simulation environment for planning image-guided medical interventions. It is applied to a number of minimally invasive cancer treatments, such as radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation and cryoablation.

NUMA is tasked with providing numerical simulation expertise and code development. Relevant physical models treated by NUMA include bioheat transfer, electromagnetic simulations at microwave and radiowave frequencies, phase change problems and advanced cell death models.

More information is available at the Go-Smart project website

ClinicIMPPACT [EU FP7]

RFA Planner GUI

ClinicIMPPACT is an EU FP7 funded project based on experience obtained during IMPPACT (below), predicting radiofrequency ablation lesions in a clinical setting. NUMA's primary responsibility is creation of a GPU accelerated solver with medically-relevant simulation times, working directly with interventional radiologists and visualisation/GUI specialists as part of a multi-centre clinical trial.

More information is available at the ClinicIMPPACT project website

Software and cases for RFA Guardian Paper

IMPPACT [EU FP7]

Profile of microwave energy deposition

IMPPACT was an EU FP7 funded project to set up an open-source planning system for radiofrequency ablation of liver tumours, with clinical and experimental validation. NUMA provided code development and numerical analysis, taking primary responsibility for implementing the simulation component of the workflow.

More information is available at the IMPPACT project website