Challenges and opportunities in thermal tissue modelling for electromagnetic applications

M.M. Paulides, Kemal Sumser, Iva Vilas Boas Ribeiro, Esra Neufeld, Gerard C. van Rhoon

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Electromagnetic (EM) waves are being used in a wide range of applications in health monitoring, disease diagnosis and therapy. Such approaches increasingly rely on joined electromagnetic and thermal modelling for their development and optimization. A key hurdle in these simulations are gaps in, or absence of, the knowledge on thermal tissue properties. In this paper, we review the current status quo in thermal modelling with respect to the models and tissue properties used, including thermoregulation tissue properties. In addition, we review methods to obtain quantitative and reliable thermal and thermoregulation tissue properties, and suggest technology improvements that could solve the thermal tissue property gap aimed at advancing electromagnetic medical technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2019
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9788890701887
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019
Event13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2019) - Krakow, Poland
Duration: 31 Mar 20195 Apr 2019
Conference number: 13


Conference13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2019)
Abbreviated titleEuCap 2019
Internet address


  • electromagnetic modelling
  • EM safety
  • hyperthermia
  • phased-array
  • radiofrequency
  • thermal modelling
  • thermal therapy


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