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Flexible Numerical Platform for Electrical Impedance Tomography

A. Fouchard [1], S. Bonnet [1], L. Hervé [1], O. David [2],
[1] University Grenoble Alpes, CEA, LETI, MINATEC Campus, Grenoble, France
[2] Univesité Joseph Fourier, Grenoble Institute of Neuroscience, La Tronche, France

An implementation of the Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) forward problem in a generalist FEM package is presented. It fulfils the complete electrode model boundary conditions, combining current injection with contact impedance on a single boundary. Our implementation is benchmarked with the EIDORS FEM library. The Comsol Multiphysics environment proves consistent and provides a flexible ...

Improving Detection Sensitivity for Nanoscale Targets Through Combined Photonic and Plasmonic Techniques

G. Zhang[1], Y. Zhao[1]
[1]Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA

Photonic technique such as the whispering gallery mode (WGM) is often used for detection of small particles like bacteria and viruses. It offers good detection sensitivity and is advantageous over other detection techniques because the detection can be label free. However, the detection sensitivity may not be sufficient when the size of the detection target is in nanoscale. To change this, we ...

Assessment of Diffuse Optical Tomography Image Reconstruction Methods Using a Photon Transport Model

M. M. Althobaiti [1], H. S. Salehi [2], Q. Zhu [2],
[1] Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
[2] Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

Imaging of tissue with near-infrared diffuse optical tomography is emerging as a practical method to map hemoglobin concentrations within tissue for breast cancer detection and diagnosis. The accurate recovery of images by using numerical modeling requires an effective image reconstruction method. We illustrate a comparison between two widely used reconstruction methods using finite element ...

Skin Variations Impact on Non-Invasive Measurement of Blood Glucose with Interdigital Electrodes

J. Persad [1], S. Rocke [1],
[1] Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

This work aims to investigate the behaviour of a simple interdigital sensor structure for glucose monitoring in response to distortions in the skin-topology and differences in skin undulation during use. The study then extends to consider a flexible sensor structure which is better able to contour to the skin variations. The simulation work shows that skin distortions and undulation ...

Computational Modeling and Simulation of the Human Duodenum

B. Hari[1], S. Bakalis[1], P. Fryer[1]
[1]The University of Birmingham, School of Chemical Engineering, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Worldwide attention in the computational modeling and simulation of the human intestine is increasing in order to help understand its complex behavior and improve health. Computational fluid dynamics is an essential tool to understand the mechanics and transport phenomena of the human intestine, thereby advancing the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal related diseases. The aim of this ...

Modeling Light Propagation in Skin for Visualization of Subcutaneous Veins

H. Kwon[1], R. Huancaya[1]
[1]Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, USA

Vein visualization systems such as the VeinViewer are vein-contrast enhancement devices that use an infrared camera to highlight blood or the underlying vasculature and project the image in real time onto the skin. Understanding the light propagation in a realistic skin model is critical, but only a few computational models have been developed to account for this particular system. We have ...

Acoustic Field Comparison of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Using Experimental Characterization and Finite Element Simulation

J. L. Teja[1], A. Vera[1], L. Leija[1]
[1]Department of Electrical Engineering, Cinvestav-IPN, Mexico D.F., Mexico

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is used as a noninvasive technique of tissue heating and ablation for different medical treatments. This paper presents a quantitative comparison of HIFU acoustic fields experimentally obtained versus simulated acoustic fields. Acoustic field characterization was realized in two HIFU transducers using water as a propagation medium. Also, simulations were ...

Pushability Model of a Microcatheter for Intravascular Procedures

M. Miliani[1], F. Piccagli[1]
[1]Medtronic Invatec S.p.A., Roncadelle, BS, Italy

During peripheral intravascular interventions one of the main issues is the correct deployment of the guidewire (GW) to the anatomical site which has to be treated, often supported by a microcatheter. There is a trade-off between the microcatheter flexibility and its push-ability to be able to reach the anatomical site. The catheter design has been defined with 2 transition zones. A parametric ...

Comparing Isotropic and Anisotropic Brain Conductivity Modeling: Planning Optimal Depth-Electrode Placement in White Matter for Direct Stimulation Therapy in an Epileptic Circuit

L. C. Zaragoza[1], B. Hondorp[2], M. A. Rossi[3]
[1]ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico
[2]Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL, USA
[3]Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA

The goal of our work was to calculate a patient-specific brain conductivity map for predicting the extent to which direct stimulation therapy can strategically propagate through pathological white matter. Our laboratory developed isotropic and anisotropic human brain finite element method (FEM) models derived from SPGR magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), ...

Simulating Organogenesis in COMSOL Multiphysics®: Parameter Optimization for PDE-based Models

D. Iber[1], D. Menshykau[2], P. Germann[2], L. Lermuzeaux[2,3]
[1]D-BSSE, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, SIB, Basel, Switzerland
[2]D-BSSE, ETH Zurich, Basel, Switzerland
[3]Department of Bioengineering, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France

Morphogenesis is a tightly regulated process that has been studied for decades. Previously we developed data-based mechanistic models for a range of developmental processes with a view to integrate the available knowledge and to better understand the underlying regulatory logic. In our previous papers on simulating organogenesis in COMSOL Multiphysics® we discussed methods to efficiently solve ...