Special Issue "Measurements Techniques of Biological Tissues Dielectric Properties, Updated Data and Current Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: medical applications EM fields; measurement techniques; thermal ablation; hyperthermia; dosimetry of EM fields; numerical models
In recent years, there has been a re-emerging interest in the dielectric properties of biological tissues, aimed at the development of advanced applications related both to the medical utilization of electromagnetic fields, such as in hyperthermic treatment modalities and medical imaging, and to on-body and implant-based communications. Designing and developing electromagnetic energy-based medical devices and communication technologies require novel systematic approaches to the investigation of the wideband frequency behavior of tissues' dielectric properties as well as of their dependence on temperature and dehydration. Accordingly, research has been focused on improving the techniques for measuring tissues dielectric properties to discriminate against possible measurement confounders and develop measurements best practices.
This Special Issue intends to:
- Identify gaps in the knowledge of tissues dielectric and thermal properties according to medical needs and encourage the characterization of tissues not yet examined;
- Investigate the physiological changes that occur when cells reach the thermal necrosis threshold in hyperthermic treatments and how this impacts the dielectric and thermal properties of the tissues;
- Identify the dielectric contrast between normal and diseased tissues;
- Evaluate the accuracy of dielectric and thermal characterization in terms of tissue heterogeneity;
- Develop new standards for measuring and reporting dielectric and thermal data, capturing both the raw data and all the necessary meta-data required to replicate and interpret the experiment or to merge diverse dielectric/thermal datasets;
- Facilitate the development of innovative medical devices/sensors relying on the accurate modelling of the dielectric properties of specific biological targets.
Prof. Marta Cavagnaro
Dr. Giuseppe Ruvio
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- dielectric measurements
- electromagnetic sensors
- measurement techniques
- biological tissues
- medical devices and sensors
- meta-data recording