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dc.contributor.authorPorter, Emily
dc.contributor.authorLa Gioia, Alessandra
dc.contributor.authorSalahuddin, Saqib
dc.contributor.authorDecker, Stefan
dc.contributor.authorShahzad, Atif
dc.contributor.authorElahi, M. Adnan
dc.contributor.authorO'Halloran, Martin
dc.contributor.authorBeyan, Oya
dc.identifier.citationPorter, Emily, Gioia, Alessandra La, Salahuddin, Saqib, Decker, Stefan, Shahzad, Atif, Elahi, M. Adnan, O'Halloran, Martin, Beyan, Oya. (2018). Minimum information for dielectric measurements of biological tissues (MINDER): A framework for repeatable and reusable data. International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering, 28(3), e21201. doi: doi:10.1002/mmce.21201en_IE
dc.description.abstractThe dielectric properties of biological tissues characterise the interaction of human tissues with electromagnetic (EM) fields. Accurate knowledge of the dielectric properties of tissues are vital in EM‐based therapeutic and diagnostic techniques, and for assessing the safety of wireless devices. Despite the importance of these properties, the field has suffered from inconsistencies in reported data. The dielectric measurement process for tissues is known to be affected by both measurement confounders and clinical confounders; however, adequate metadata is often lacking in the literature. For this reason, this work proposes a standard, called Minimum Information for Dielectric Measurements of Biological Tissues (MINDER). In the MINDER model, the minimum types of raw data and metadata needed to interpret or replicate a dielectric study are identified and described. Alongside the minimum information model, a controlled vocabulary for metadata parameters is proposed. We also provide an example of this model applied to a dielectric measurement scenario on a biological tissue sample. The MINDER model enables reproducibility of measurements, ease of interpreting and re‐using data, and comparison of data across studies. Further, this standard framework will support dielectric databases, with data searchable through metadata parameters such as temperature, frequency range, tissue type, and tissue state.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipThe research leading to these results has received fundingfrom the European Research Council under the EuropeanUnion’s Horizon 2020 Programme/ERC Grant Agreement BioElecPro n. 637780, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)grant number 15/ERCS/3276, and the Natural Sciences andEngineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Thiswork has been developed in the framework of COSTAction MiMed (TD1301)en_IE
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal Of Rf And Microwave Computer-Aided Engineeringen
dc.subjectBiological tissuesen_IE
dc.subjectDielectric measurementsen_IE
dc.subjectElectromagnetic medical technologiesen_IE
dc.subjectMetadata standardsen_IE
dc.subjectMinimum information modelsen_IE
dc.titleMinimum information for dielectric measurements of biological tissues (MINDER): A framework for repeatable and reusable dataen_IE
dc.contributor.funderHorizon 2020en_IE
dc.contributor.funderScience Foundation Irelanden_IE
dc.contributor.funderNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canadaen_IE
dc.local.contactEmily Porter. Email:
dcterms.projectinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI ERC Support Programme/15/ERCS/3276/IE/BIOELECPRO: Frontier Research on the Dielectric Properties of Biological Tissue/en_IE

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