Evaluation of Capacitive Electrode Design to Improve Effectiveness of Electro Capacitive Cancer Treatment (ECCT) in Breast Cancer Therapy

    Putri Amdanita, BS Thesis, Dept. of Physics, University of Indonesia, Juli 2013

    Electric field with a frequency of 100-200 kHz and a voltage of 10-15 volts has an influence on the cell division. Electrical Capacitive Cancer Treatment (ECCT) is a cancer therapy device that destroys cancer cells using static electric field effects. This study aimed to evaluate the capacitive electrode design to improve effectiveness of ECCT on breast cancer therapy by analyzing intensity and energy distribution of electric field in breast tissue. Analysis of electric field distribution was done by simulation using COMSOL Multiphysics 3.5 based on the finite element method. The results showed that the developed capacitive electrode design effective for all cancers position in the breast tissues (lateral superior quadrant, lateral inferior, medial superior, medial inferior, central).