Medical applications of high-frequency electromagnetic fields

The group studies medical applications of high frequency electromagnetic fields, e.g., microwave thermal ablation. Conducted studies include dosimetry of electromagnetic fields, microwave thermal ablation, hyperthermia, tissue dielectric properties characterization, as well as microwave imaging. As an example, studies are conducted to experimentally determine the dependence of dielectric and thermal properties on the temperature, and to develop numerical models representative of the electromagnetic field and temperature evolution in microwave thermal ablation procedures. Recently, microwave imaging was proposed as a new technique for monitoring the temporal evolution of the thermally ablated area in microwave thermal ablation. Attention is also posed on UWB radar techniques for remote monitoring of cardio and respiratory activity. The research is conducted both through numerical and experimental studies.

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