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Special Issue "Microwave Sensors for Biomedical Applications"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Sandra Costanzo

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Modellistica, Elettronica e Sistemistica—DIMES, Università della Calabria, Cosenza, Italy
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Interests: electromagnetic diagnostics, microwave imaging, inverse scattering, microwave sensors, radar, microwave and millimeter-wave antennas, biomedical applications of electromagnetics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, the adoption of microwave sensors in medicine has been assessed as a convenient approach to non-invasive sensing, diagnostics, and therapy, mainly due to the relatively innocuous nature of microwave radiation and its penetration ability through biological media. Nevertheless, technological advancements are still required to fully exploit the promising advantages of microwaves by properly facing their complex interactions with the human body, which are accurately modeled in terms of its electromagnetic properties when considering the design of microwave sensors.

This Special Issue calls for reporting on recent advances and future challenges in the design of microwave sensors for biomedical applications.

The list of possible topics includes but is not limited to the following:

  • The dielectric characterization of tissues at microwave and millimeter waves;
  • Accurate dielectric models of biological media;
  • Non-invasive microwave sensors for medical diagnostics;
  • Microwave sensors for therapeutic applications.

Prof. Dr. Sandra Costanzo
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • microwaves
  • electromagnetic diagnostics
  • non-invasive sensors
  • dielectric characterization
  • electromagnetic interactions with biological media

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Ultra-Wideband Temperature Dependent Dielectric Spectroscopy of Porcine Tissue and Blood in the Microwave Frequency Range
Sensors 2019, 19(7), 1707; https://doi.org/10.3390/s19071707
Received: 15 February 2019 / Revised: 22 March 2019 / Accepted: 4 April 2019 / Published: 10 April 2019
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Abstract
The knowledge of frequency and temperature dependent dielectric properties of tissue is essential to develop ultra-wideband diagnostic technologies, such as a non-invasive temperature monitoring system during hyperthermia treatment. To this end, we characterized the dielectric properties of animal liver, muscle, fat and blood [...] Read more.
The knowledge of frequency and temperature dependent dielectric properties of tissue is essential to develop ultra-wideband diagnostic technologies, such as a non-invasive temperature monitoring system during hyperthermia treatment. To this end, we characterized the dielectric properties of animal liver, muscle, fat and blood in the microwave frequency range from 0.5 GHz to 7 GHz and in the temperature range between 30 °C and 50 °C. The measured data were modeled to a two-pole Cole-Cole model and a second-order polynomial was introduced to fit the Cole-Cole parameters as a function of temperature. The parametric model provides access to the dielectric properties of tissue at any frequency and temperature in the specified range. Full article
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