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 ...
An Assessment of the Suitability of the Body and Adult Head Coils for Transmission during Paediatric Magnetic Resonance Imaging
G.R. Cook, M.J. Graves, F.J. Robb, D.J. Lomas
Department of Radiology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
General Electric Healthcare Coils, Aurora, Ohio, USA
MRI offers many advantages over other modalities and its lack of ionizing radiation is important for children, but can be limited by the radio-frequency (RF) coils available. This work calculates Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) and homogeneity of the RF transmit field (B1+) when imaging infants in adult coils. Two birdcage-type coils were loaded by a tissue model and their B1+ homogeneities ...
G. Zhang [1, 2, 3],
 Department of Bioengineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Clemson, SC, USA
 Institute for Biological Interfaces of Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
Implant devices are assistive devices surgically placed in the human body to restore the functionality of organs and tissues. Metallic implants are often used for load bearing applications including the hip and knee joints. To allow maximum flexibility during surgery for surgeons to pick and choose different combinations of parts (say, head, neck and stem, in the case of total hip replacement), ...
A. Pareek , T. Mathur , V. Runkana ,
 Tata Research Development and Design Centre, Tata Consultancy Services, Pune, India
 Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
Diabetes mellitus affects 387 million people across the world according to the latest estimates of International Diabetes Foundation. Insulin is one of the major drugs required to keep the glucose level within desired limits in a diabetic patient. Insulin is generally administered to a patient as a subcutaneous injection and consists of two forms namely, basal and bolus. The basal dosage is ...
Passive and Active Deformation Processes of 3D Fibre-Reinforced Caricatures of Cardiovascular Tissues
A. Di Carlo, P. Nardinocchi, T. Svaton, and L. Teresi
Modelling and Simulation Lab, Università Roma Tre, Roma, Italy
Dept. of Structural & Geotechnical Engineering, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
Dept. of Mathematics, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic
In this paper, we present a mathematical model of contractile elastic solids meant to simulate various districts of the cardiovascular system, and based on the concepts of active deformation and embedded muscle fibres. Specifically, here we deal with the modeling of the gross mechanics of the Left Ventricle (LV) which is strictly related to its pump function. As is well known, the effectiveness ...
H. Chen-Mayer, R.E. Tosh
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
The radiation dose produced by an x-ray CT scanner to the patient is conventionally referenced to measurements performed by an ionization chamber in a phantom. On a fundamental level, the radiation absorbed dose, J/kg, can be determined directly by the temperature rise in the absorbing material. We model the temperature response in a high density polyethylene (HDPE) phantom. Use of ...
Lowering of the Interstitial Fluid Pressure as a Result of Tissue Compliance Changes during High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Exposure: Insights from a Numerical Model
E. Sassaroli, B. O'Neill 
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, TX, USA
Interstitial fluid pressure (IFP) is elevated in tumors. Owing to this elevated IFP, the interstitial fluid velocity (IFV) is negligible throughout the tumor but significant near the tumor margin. Any therapeutic strategy that can lower IFP will improve drug convection within the tumor and decrease convection of drugs from the tumor margin. High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) has been shown ...
S. Mackintosh, J. Rodgers, S.P. Blythe
Lifescan Scotland, Inverness, Scotland
This paper describes the modeling of a blood glucose sensor using COMSOL Multiphysics. Chemical species interaction and diffusion, coupled with electrochemical oxidation of multiple blood species produced a powerful working model used in developing and refining a range of blood glucose sensors for the commercial market.
On the Influence of Cancellous Bone Structure upon the Electric Field Distribution of Electrostimulative Implants - new
U. Zimmermann, R.Bader, U. van Rienen
Institute of General Electrical Engineering, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
Department of Orthopaedics, University Medicine Rostock, Rostock, Germany
Since the 1980s, the accelerating effect of electromagnetic fields on bone regeneration is used to treat complicated fractures and bone diseases. At the University of Rostock, an electrostimulative hip revision system is developed, basing on the method of Kraus-Lechner. This method requires an electric fields between 5 and 70 V/m. The bone used for the simulations consisted of two homogenous ...
Numerical Simulations Demonstrate Safe Vitrification and Warming of Embryos Using the Rapid-i™ Device
B.O.J. Johansson, Y.A. Tarakanov, H.J. Lehmann, and S.P. Apell
Department of Applied Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Vitrolife Sweden AB, Västra Frölunda, Sweden
During cryopreservation of human embryos, ice crystal formation in the embryos or in surrounding media may cause cryodamage to them and can be lethal. A strategy to avoid this is the vitrification procedure when the embryo and the surrounding medium undergo the transition to glassy state rather than a crystalline one during cooling. Similarly, recrystallization in the embryo or the medium must ...