Microwave based diagnostics and treatment in practice
Paper i proceeding, 2013

Globally, around 15 million people each year suffer a stroke. Only a small fraction of stroke patients who could benefit from thrombolytic treatment reach diagnosis and treatment in time. To increase this low figure we have developed microwave technology aiming to differentiate hemorrhagic from ischemic stroke patients. The standard method for breast cancer diagnosis today is X-ray mammography. Despite its recognized ability to detect tumors it suffers from some limitations. Neither the false positive nor the false negative detection rates are negligible. An interesting alternative being researched extensively today is microwave tomography. In our current strive to develop a clinical prototype we have found that the most suitable design consists of an antenna array placed in a full 3D pattern. During the last decade clinical studies have demonstrated the ability of microwave hyperthermia to dramatically enhance cancer patient survival. The fundamental challenge is to adequately heat deep-seated tumors while preventing surrounding healthy tissue from undesired heating and damage. We are specifically addressing the challenge to deliver power levels with spatial control, patient treatment planning, and noninvasive temperature measurements. © 2013 IEEE.

Stroke diagnostics

Microwave tomography

microwave hyperthermia

Författare

Mikael Persson

Chalmers, Signaler och system, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Biomedicinsk elektromagnetik

Andreas Fhager

Chalmers, Signaler och system, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Biomedicinsk elektromagnetik

Hana Dobsicek Trefna

Chalmers, Signaler och system, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Biomedicinsk elektromagnetik

Pegah Takook

Chalmers, Signaler och system, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Biomedicinsk elektromagnetik

Yinan Yu

Chalmers, Signaler och system, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Signalbehandling

Tomas McKelvey

Chalmers, Signaler och system, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Signalbehandling

Jan-Erik Karlsson

Göteborgs universitet

Xuezhi Zeng

Chalmers, Signaler och system, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Biomedicinsk elektromagnetik

Herbert Zirath

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Mikrovågselektronik

Mikael Elam

Göteborgs universitet

2013 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on RF and Wireless Technologies for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications, IMWS-BIO 2013 - Proceedings

6756231

Ämneskategorier

Medicinteknik

Radiologi och bildbehandling

Medicinsk bildbehandling

DOI

10.1109/IMWS-BIO.2013.6756231

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