Arifin Musthafa, BS Thesis, Dept. of Physics, University of Indonesia, 2012
In this study the effectiveness of Electrical Capacitive Cancer Treatment (ECCT) in lung cancer therapy is being investigated. ECCT is a technique of cancer treatment that uses electrostatic field from an AC current source with a frequency 100 kHz. ECCT produces an AC output voltage of 20 Vpp from a DC input voltage of 3V. 2D image reconstruction is done using MATLAB R2009a software. The simulation is carried out based on finite element method (FEM)
using COMSOL Multyphysics 3.5 software to determine the optimal amount of electrical field for an effective lung cancer treatment. The simulation results show that ECCT device is effective at the surface area of lung cancer due to the significant increase of permittivity ratio at the interface between 2 medium and the change of frequency and voltage. So, the killing of lung cancer cell can start from the surface of tissue.
Keywords : ECCT, electric field, frequency, voltage, lung cancer