We study the characteristics of various metal-tip monopole antennas for microwave catheter ablation of the endocardium. The investigation is done with a computer model based on the finite-element method in the frequency domain. The results are validated by making measurements of the reflection coefficient of antenna prototypes. We identify design trade-offs and propose optimum dimensions for a microwave applicator.

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Conference Proceedings of the 1995 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 17th Annual Conference and 21st Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. Part 2 (of 2)
Labonte, S., Blais, A., & Roy, L. (1995). Metal-tip monopoles for microwave ablation. In Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings (pp. 279–280).