New Findings from University of California in the Area of Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering Reported (Real-time Microwave Imaging of Differential Temperature for Thermal Therapy Monitoring)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- A new study on Biotechnology is now available. According to news reporting out of Los Angeles, California, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "A microwave imaging system for real-time 3-D imaging of differential temperature has been developed for the monitoring and feedback of thermal therapy systems. Design parameters are constrained by features of a prototype-focused microwave thermal therapy system for the breast, operating at 915 MHz."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of California, "Real-time imaging is accomplished with a precomputed linear inverse scattering solution combined with continuous vector network analyzer (VNA) measurements of a 36-antenna, HFSS-modeled, cylindrical cavity. Volumetric images of differential change of dielectric constant due to temperature are formed with a refresh rate as fast as 1 frame/s and 1 degrees C resolution. Procedures for data segmentation and postprocessed S-parameter error-correction are developed. Antenna pair VNA calibration is accelerated by using the cavity as the unknown thru standard. The device is tested on water targets and a simple breast phantom. Differentially heated targets are successfully imaged in cluttered environments."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The rate of change of scattering contrast magnitude correlates 1:1 with target temperature."
For more information on this research see: Real-time Microwave Imaging of Differential Temperature for Thermal Therapy Monitoring. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 2014;61(6):1787-1797. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering can be contacted at: Ieee-Inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08855-4141, USA. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - www.ieee.org/; IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=10)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M. Haynes, University of California, Dept. of Elect Engn Electrophys, Los Angeles, CA 90089, United States. Additional authors for this research include J. Stang and M. Moghaddam (see also Biotechnology).
Keywords for this news article include: Biotechnology, Therapy, California, Los Angeles, United States, North and Central America
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