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dc.contributor.authorBottiglieri, Anna
dc.contributor.authorDunne, Eoghan
dc.contributor.authorMcDermott, Barry
dc.contributor.authorCavagnaro, Marta
dc.contributor.authorPorter, Emily
dc.contributor.authorFarina, Laura
dc.identifier.citationBottiglieri, Anna, Dunne, Eoghan, McDermott, Barry, Cavagnaro, Marta, Porter, Emily, & Farina, Laura. (2020). Monitoring microwave thermal ablation using electrical impedance tomography: an experimental feasibility study. Paper presented at the 14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), Copenhagen, Denmark, 15-20 March. doi:10.23919/EuCAP48036.2020.9135226en_IE
dc.description.abstractLow-cost and reliable methods for monitoring the size of the ablation zone during microwave thermal ablation (MTA) are crucial in the oncological clinical practice. The aim of this work is to test the performance of electrical impedance tomography (EIT) for the real-time monitoring of the ablation area where relevant temperature increases occur. In this work, two experimental studies were performed with a 16-electrode EIT system using a liver-mimicking agar phantom. First, an EIT system was tested to monitor the cooling of the phantom from an initial temperature of about 72SC. Secondly, the heating and the consequent cooling of the phantom were monitored. The heating was performed using the MTA applicator operating at 30W for 10 minutes at 2.45GHz. The results reporting the voltage and temperature data acquired, as well as the reconstructed time series images, confirm the feasibility of EIT to monitor the changes of the electrical conductivity with temperature.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme (H2020)/ERC grant agreement n.637780 and ERC PoC Grant REALTA n.754308. This publication has emanated from research conducted with the financial support of Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund under Grant Number 13/RC/2073. This project has received funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skodowska-Curie grant agreement No 713690.en_IE
dc.relation.ispartof2020 14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)en
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.subjectmicrowave thermal ablationen_IE
dc.subjectelectrical impedence tomographyen_IE
dc.subjectimage reconstructionen_IE
dc.subjectelectrical conductivityen_IE
dc.titleMonitoring microwave thermal ablation using electrical impedance tomography: an experimental feasibility studyen_IE
dc.typeConference Paperen_IE
dc.contributor.funderEuropean Research Councilen_IE
dc.contributor.funderHorizon 2020en_IE
dc.contributor.funderScience Foundation Irelanden_IE
dc.contributor.funderEuropean Regional Development Funden_IE
dc.local.contactBarry Mcdermott. Email:
dcterms.projectinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020::ERC::ERC-STG/637780/EU/Frontier Research on the Dielectric Properties of Biological Tissue/BIOELECPROen_IE
dcterms.projectinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020::ERC::ERC-POC/754308/EU/Challenging Hypertension Through Novel Medical Device Development/REALTAen_IE
dcterms.projectinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Research Centres/13/RC/2073/IE/C�RAM - Centre for Research in Medical Devices/en_IE
dcterms.projectinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020::MSCA-COFUND-FP/713690/EU/Career Development and Mobility Fellowships in Medical Device Research and Development: A CÚRAM Industry-Academia Training Initiative./MedTrainen_IE

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