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Early Access Articles, Week of 15 February 2018

 

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Original Research Paper
Dual-Band Skin-Adhesive Repeater Antenna for Continuous Body Signals Monitoring

Joao Felicio, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Lisbon, Portugal
Carlos A. Fernandes, Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal
Jorge R. Costa, DCTI, ISCTE-Instituto Universitario de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

Abstract:We present a 35-mm diameter skin-adhesive antenna intended to operate as a gateway to relay the low power signals from a sensor implanted in the body to an external base station (BS).

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Early Access Articles, Week of 8 February 2018

 

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Original Research Paper
A Novel Approach for Determining the Electromagnetic Properties of a Colloidal Fluid with Magnetic Nanoparticles for Hyperthermia Applications

Danilo Brizi, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Universite di Pisa, Pisa Italy
Nunzia Fontana, Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (CNIT), Pisa Italy
Giulio Giovannetti, Institute of Clinical Phisiology, National Research Council (CNR), Pisa Italy
Alessandra Flori, Fondazione CNR-Regione Toscana G.Monasterio, Pisa Italy
Luca Menichetti, Institute of Clinical Phisiology, National Research Council (CNR), Pisa Italy
Saer Doumett, Centro Ricerche Colorobbia, Firenze Italy
Giovanni Baldi, Centro Ricerche Colorobbia, Firenze Italy
Agostino Monorchio, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Universite di Pisa, Pisa Italy

Abstract:The paper presents a general analytical method for evaluating the magnetic properties of colloidal fluid with magnetic nanoparticles and agar through in vitro Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) measurements.

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Early Access Articles, Week of 1 February 2018

 

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IMBIOC 2017 Special Issue
A First Evaluation of the Realistic Supelec-Breast Phantom

Tomas Rydholm, Department of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Andreas Fhager, Department of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Mikael Persson, Department of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Abstract:A microwave tomographic system is used to evaluate the realistic breast phantom developed at the Supelec institute.

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Early Access Articles, Week of 4 January 2018

 

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IMBIOC 2017 Special Issue
Image Registration for Microwave Tomography of the Breast Using Priors from Non-Simultaneous Previous Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Gregory Boverman, Imaging, General Electric Global Research Center, Niskayuna, New York United States
Cynthia Davis, Imaging, General Electric Global Research Center, Niskayuna, New York United States
Shireen Geimer, Engineering, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire United States

Abstract:Microwave imaging is a low-cost imaging method that has shown promise for breast imaging and, in particular, neoadjuvant chemotherapy monitoring.

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Original Research
Resonant Microwave Sensors for Picoliter Liquid Characterization and Non-Destructive Detection of Single Biological Cells

Nora Meyne, Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik, Technische Universitat Hamburg-Harburg, 38987 Hamburg, Hamburg Germany
Grischa Fuge, Institute of Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, Technische Universitat Hamburg-Harburg, 38987 Hamburg, Hamburg Germany
An-Ping Zeng, Institute of Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, Technische Universitat Hamburg-Harburg, 38987 Hamburg, Hamburg Germany

Abstract:The non-destructive characterization of small liquid volumes as well as the detection of single biological cells can lead to new insights for biomedical and biotechnological applications.

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IMBIOC 2017 Special Issue
Control Device Thermal Modeling in MRI Receive Coil Q-Spoiling Circuits

Robert H. Caverly, Villanova University, Pennsylvania United States
Savannah Benbrook, Villanova University, Pennsylvania United States

Abstract:Q-spoiling circuits for detuning receive coils during high power MRI slice-select pulses protect both sensitive electronics as well as the patient from undesired high energy signals and associated heating.

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IMBIOC 2017 Special Issue
Detection of African Trypanosomes using Asymmetric Double-Split Ring based THz Sensors

Mario Mueh, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Darmstadt Germany
Matthias Maasch, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Darmstadt Germany
Robert Knieb, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Darmstadt Germany
H. Ulrich Goringer, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Darmstadt Germany
Christian Damm, Universitat Ulm, Ulm Germany

Abstract:A THz probe beam interrogates a sample slide ontaining an array of asymmetric double-split ring resonators loaded with African trypanosome cells in different media,

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IMBIOC 2017 Special Issue
Multi-Frequency Constrained SAR Focusing For Patient Specific Hyperthermia Treatment

Gennaro G. Bellizzi, Universita Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria
Lorenzo Crocco, National Research Council of Italy – Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment
Giada M. Battaglia, Universita Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria
Tommaso Isernia, Universita Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria

Abstract: In hyperthermia treatments, the possibility of generating a specific absorption rate distribution peaked into the tumor and bounded elsewhere represents the main clinical need.

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IMBIOC 2017 Special Issue
Data Packet Transmission through Fat Tissue for Wireless Intra-Body Network

Noor Badariah Asan, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia
Carlos Pérez Penichet, Uppsala University, Uppsala Sweden
Syaiful Redzwan, Uppsala University, Uppsala Sweden
Daniel Noreland, Uppsala University, Uppsala Sweden
Emadeldeen Hassan, Umea Universitet, Umea Sweden
Anders Rydberg, Uppsala University, Uppsala Sweden
Taco J. Blokhuis, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht Netherlands
Thiemo Voigt, Uppsala University, Uppsala Sweden
Robin Augustine, Uppsala University, Uppsala Sweden

Abstract: This work explores high data rate microwave communication through fat tissue in order to address the wide bandwidth requirements of intra-body area networks.

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IMBIOC 2017 Special Issue
Local Pulse Wave Detection using Continuous Wave Radar Systems

Christoph Will, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Kilin Shi, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Sven Schellenberger Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Tobias Steigleder, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen
Fabian Michler, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Robert Weigel, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Christoph Ostgathe, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen
Alexander Koelpin, Brandenburg University of Technology

Abstract: The red boxes illustrate the cardiophysiological and metrological influences on the measurement signal which are researched in this paper.

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Original Research Paper
Measurement of Deep Tissue Implanted Antenna Efficiency Using a Reverberation Chamber

Yomna El-Saboni;Matthew K. Magill;Gareth A. Conway;Simon L. Cotton;William G. Scanlon

Centre for Wireless Innovation, Queen’s University Belfast

Abstract: We investigate the use of a reverberation chamber for the experimental measurement of deep implant antenna radiation efficiency.

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Early Access Articles, Week of 1 October 2017

 

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Original Research Paper
Simplified Assessment Method for Population RF Exposure Induced by a 4G Network

Yuanyuan Huang, Joe Wiart

Telecom ParisTech, Universite Paris-Saclay

Abstract: This article presents a simplified method, based on surrogate modeling, to evaluate the day-to-day global population exposure to radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic fields (EMF) induced by a 4G network, from both uplink and downlink radio emissions in a typical urban city.

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Review Paper
Cancer Occurrences in Laboratory Rats from Exposure to RF and Microwave Radiation

James C. Lin

Abstract: Health effects of radio frequency (RF) and microwave radiation have been a subject of scientific inquiry and public interest of late because of widespread global usage of mobile communication devices by billions of people everywhere. A minute increase in health risks such as cancer from RF radiation might lead to significant consequences for health of the general public.

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Original Research Paper
Assessment of Fetal Exposure to 4G LTE Tablet in Realistic Scenarios: Effect of Position, Gestational Age and Frequency

Emma Chiaramello, Marta Parazzini, Serena Fiocchi, Paolo Ravazzani and Joe Wiart

Abstract: The continuous development of Radio-Frequency (RF) devices used in every-day life highlights the need of conducting appropriate health risk assessment due to Radio- Frequency Electromagnetic Fields (RF-EMF) exposure, especially for the fetal exposure in realistic scenarios.

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Review Paper
Review on Advanced Short-Range Multi-Mode Continuous-Wave Radar Architectures for Healthcare Applications

José-María Muñoz-Ferreras, Zhengyu Peng, Roberto Gómez-García and Changzhi Li

Abstract: Short-range radar systems are non-contact devices that are attracting much attention from the RF/microwave community. In particular, they are starting to be applied in healthcare contexts, ranging from hospital to indoor and outdoor environments, e.g., for monitoring of vital signs and/or tracking of human activities.

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