Electrical Response and Thermal Damage Assessment of Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Tissues to Noninvasive Radiofrequency Heating: A Computational Modeling Study
A. González-Suárez[1,2], J. N. Jimenez-Lozano, W. Franco
Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Biomedical Synergy, Electronic Engineering Department, Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc., Pleasanton, CA, USA
Electromagnetic radiofrequency (RF) sources are widely used to heat up cutaneous and subcutaneous tissues. The subcutaneous morphology of tissue consists of a fine, collagenous and fibrous septa network enveloping clusters of adipocyte cells; however, it is commonly regarded as a homogeneous fat layer in computational models. In the present study the objective is to assess the effect of the ...
Analysis of Heat Transfer in a Complex Three Dimensional Structure Fabricated by Additive Manufacturing - new
C. Settle, K. Hoshino
Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
The goal of this study was to create a three dimensionally designed biomedical device with multiple functionalities and analyze its simulated heat transfer. The device would be fabricated through additive manufacturing; specifically electron beam melting (EBM). EBM has a feature size constraint of 1 mm (acceptable for this design) and is only capable of manufacturing titanium alloys ; a ...
C. Soares, N. Padoin, F. Montalvo, D. Cobra
Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil
CERTI Foundation, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil
Schistosoma mansoni parasites affect million people worldwide. The intensity of the infection can be evaluated by the number of eggs present in the stool of an infected individual. The application of the traditional methods has been regarded as impractical in developing areas and there is a continuous search for new techniques. In face of this scenario, a new method of diagnosis was explored in ...
O. Nicotra, and A. La Magna
CNR-IMM Sezione di Catania, Catania, Italy
One of the major applications for dielectrophoresis is the selective trapping and fractionation in lab-on-a-chip devices. Nevertheless, many-particle effects due to high concentrations of biological material around electrodes can cause a rapid decrease of trapping efficiency in dielectrophoretic devices. In this contribution we present a new approach based on a drift-diffusion dynamics to study ...
Modeling of the Impact of Blood Vessels Flow on the Temperature Distribution During Focused Ultrasound Exposure
K.C.P. Li, B.E. O'Neill, and E. Sassaroli
Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, TX, USA
Focused ultrasound systems guided by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and thermometry have recently made possible the non-invasive thermal ablation of benign tumors such as uterine fibroids in clinical practice. Much more work is however required in order to make this technology available for the treatment of other forms of cancer. One of the major difficulties is associated with the presence of ...
A. González-Suárez, M. Trujillo, J. Koruth, A. D'Avila, E. Berjano
Biomedical Synergy, Electronic Engineering Department,Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Instituto Universitario de Matemática Pura y Aplicada, Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Helmsley Cardiac Electrophysiology Center, Mt SinaiMedicalCenter and School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
Previous studies proposed using bipolar radiofrequency ablation across two catheters placed on opposing surfaces of the ventricular wall to create transmural lesions. 2D and 3D models were built and solved with COMSOL Multiphysics software. With these models, it was possible to study the temperature distribution and lesion geometry (Figure), to compare the potential of two ways of applying ...
M. Miliani, F. Piccagli, C. Silvestro
Medtronic Invatec S.p.A., Roncadelle, Italy
Introduction: Chronic arterial hypertension (HTN) is a pathological condition characterized by prolonged high level of arterial blood pressure causing major damages to several human body apparata. Renal sympathetic denervation (RDN) has been found to effectively reduce systemic blood pressure. Metallic electrodes can be placed on an endovascular device connected to external radio frequency (RF) ...
A. Chanda, A.R. Choudhury, G. Ray, K. Dasgupta, and D. Nag
Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Atherosclerosis in arteries is caused by the formation of stenosis : fatty depositions, on the artery wall. In current medicine, the practice is to observe the maximum percentage occlusion at any arbitrary cross-section and diagnose the patient on that basis, which might not always present the real picture due to non-uniformity of the stenosis thickness. The present work attempts to simulate the ...
A. Kahlig, J. Hansmann, H. Walles, and T. Hirth
University Stuttgart, Institute for Interfacial Engineering, Stuttgart, Germany
Fraunhofer-Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology (IGB), Stuttgart, Germany
For the development of bioreactor systems, it is reasonable to develop working simulations, to avoid a lot \"trial-and-error\" experiments. Our research goal is the creation of functioning bone grafts for transplantation. Therefore stem cells get homogenously seeded into porous ceramic scaffolds. To evaluate the needed parameters, like perfusion pressure or the mechanical deformation of the ...
T.C. Zhu, B. Liu, X. Liang
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Singlet oxygen (1O2) is the major cytotoxic agent during photodynamic therapy (PDT). A previously developed model that incorporates the diffusion equation for the light transport in tissue and the macroscopic kinetic equations for the generation of the singlet oxygen, can be used to numerically calculate the distance-dependent reacted 1O2 using finite-element method (FEM). The formula of reacted ...