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F7ADINM - Numerical Modelling in Medical Therapy and Diagnostics

Code Completion Credits Range Language
F7ADINM ZK 20P+8C English
Lecturer:
Giuseppe Ruvio (guarantor)
Tutor:
Giuseppe Ruvio (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Biomedical Technology
Synopsis:

Medical applications of electromagnetic fields are emerging as new options for diagnosis and therapy of several diseases. Examples are microwave imaging for the diagnosis of cancer disease, thermal therapies for the minimally invasive treatment of tumours or Ultra-Wideband (UWB) radars for the detection and monitoring of the respiratory or cardiac activities. Furthermore, miniaturized sensors and antennas to be implanted inside the human body have been pivotal for ground-breaking medical telemetry and telemedicine. Accurate numerical modelling of the human anatomy including the target tissue are needed and should be developed and validated. Accurate modelling assumes a fundamental role in supporting experimental studies, boosting confidence of the medical community towards emerging technologies and supporting therapeutics with reliable pre-treatment planning. This module focuses on the current state of the art of tissue and body modelling to support emerging biomedical applications where microwave energy is used for diagnosis and/or therapy.

Requirements:

Requirements for students of the combined form are identical to the full-time form. It is also required to prepare a written study by a student on a given topic from the field.

Syllabus of lectures:

Brief Syllabus of Lectures:

1.Introduction to numerical modelling

2.Sensor modelling (time- and frequency-domain analysis)

3.Optimisation techniques

4.Modelling biological tissues, Human body modelling

5.How to generate a voxel model

6.Design of antennas in near-field proximity for detection / imaging applications

7.Design of on-body antennas.

8.Reverse engineering and measurement validation

9.Multi-physics (Coupled EM-Thermal problems)

10.Modelling a Breast Microwave Imaging problem

Syllabus of tutorials:

Brief Syllabus of Exercises:

1.Design of implanted antennas for telemedicine

2.Human body modelling

Study Objective:

Medical applications of electromagnetic fields are emerging as new options for diagnosis and therapy of several diseases. Examples are microwave imaging for the diagnosis of cancer disease, thermal therapies for the minimally invasive treatment of tumours or Ultra-Wideband (UWB) radars for the detection and monitoring of the respiratory or cardiac activities. Furthermore, miniaturized sensors and antennas to be implanted inside the human body have been pivotal for ground-breaking medical telemetry and telemedicine. Accurate numerical modelling of the human anatomy including the target tissue are needed and should be developed and validated. Accurate modelling assumes a fundamental role in supporting experimental studies, boosting confidence of the medical community towards emerging technologies and supporting therapeutics with reliable pre-treatment planning. This module focuses on the current state of the art of tissue and body modelling to support emerging biomedical applications where microwave energy is used for diagnosis and/or therapy.

Study materials:

Required:

[1] R. C. Conceição, J. J. Mohr, and M. O’Halloran, An Introduction to Microwave Imaging for Breast Cancer Detection, ed. 1 st, Springer International Publishing, 2016, ISBN 978-3-319-27865-0

Recommended:

[1] C. A. Balanis, Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design (4th Edition), John Wiley & Sons, 2016

Note:
The course is a part of the following study plans:
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