Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2015. Vol. 60. No. 4. P. 62-70


N.K. Voznesensky1, N.V. Bogdanov1, S.L. Dorohovich2, Yu.G. Zabaryansky3, Yu.A. Kurachenko3, Eu.S. Matusevich1, V.A. Levchenko2, Yu.S. Mardynsky4, N.N. Voznesenskaya5

The Modeling of Temperat ure Fields in Vertebra Bone at Stabilizing Vertebroplasty

1. Institute of Nuclear Power Engineering in National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Obninsk, Russia; 2. Experimental research and methodological center “Simulation Systems Ltd”, Obninsk, Russia; 3. A.I. Leypunsky Institute for Physics and Power Engineering named after, Obninsk, Russia, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 4. A.F. Tsyb, Medical Radiological Research Centre, Obninsk, Russia; 5. City Clinical Hospital of FMBA, Obninsk, Russia


Purpose: To study the temperature fields caused by bone cement polymerization at the stabilizing vertebroplasty. To verify experimental data by thermohydraulic simulation. To modify program codes, applied in nuclear installations in order to adapt them to new object region.

Material and methods: Two groups of experiments involving the non-stationary temperature distribution measurements were done, namely, the cement polymerization: a) in the isolated cuvette; b) in a vertebra. For numerical modeling of experiments, the 3D nonstationary KANAL code applied in thermohydraulics of nuclear power plants is adapted.

Results: The satisfactory coherence of measured data and simulated ones is obtained for temperature distributions, the spatial and time-dependent as well. The most important is the closeness in experimental and simulating temperature maximum values at cement polymerization in a vertebra. The executed study grants the theoretical support of vertebroplasty in two aspects: a) by providing with the developed calculation techniques; b) by estimating the curative effect because of the bone tissue heating.

Key words: spinal metastases, vertebroplasty, temperature fields, experimental and simulating modeling, numerical simulation, curative effect


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For citation: Voznesensky NK, Bogdanov NV, Dorohovich SL, Zabaryansky YuG, Kurachenko YuA, Matusevich EuS, Levchenko VA, Mardynsky YuS, Voznesenskaya NN. The Modeling of Temperature Fields in Vertebra Bone at Stabilizing Vertebroplasty. Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2015;60(4):62-70. Russian.

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