Principles and Applications of RF/Microwave in Healthcare and Biosensing

Principles and Applications of RF/Microwave in Healthcare and Biosensing

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This reference, written by leading authorities in the field, gives basic theory, implementation details, advanced research, and applications of RF and microwave in healthcare and biosensing. It first provides a solid understanding of the fundamentals with coverage of the basics of microwave engineering and the interaction between electromagnetic waves and biomaterials. It then presents the state-of-the-art development in microwave biosensing, implantable devices -including applications of microwave technology for sensing biological tissues - and medical diagnosis, along with applications involving remote patient monitoring. this book is an ideal reference for RF and microwave engineer working on, or thinking of working on, the applications of RF and Microwave technology in medicine and biology.


The fundamentals of RF and microwave engineering in healthcare and biosensing
How to combine biological and medical aspects of the field with underlying engineering concepts
How to implement microwave biosensing for material characterization and cancer diagnosis
Applications and functioning of wireless implantable biomedical devices and microwave non-contact biomedical radars
How to combine devices, systems, and methods for new practical applications
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Product details

  • Hardback | 342 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 20.57mm | 880g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 012802903X
  • 9780128029039

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Fundamentals of microwave engineering

Chapter 2. Interaction between electromagnetic waves and biological materials

Chapter 3. Microwave cancer diagnosis

Chapter 4. Wireless closed-loop stimulation systems for symptom management

Chapter 5. Human-aware localization using linear-frequency-modulated continuous-wave radars

Chapter 6. Biomedical radars for monitoring health

Chapter 7. RF/wireless indoor activity classification
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About Mohammad-Reza Tofighi

Changzhi Li is Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA, where his research interests include analog circuits, microwave circuits, and biomedical applications of microwave/RF. He is an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II and served as an area editor for the International Journal of Electronics and Communications from 2011 to 2013. He served as the TPC co-chair for the IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON) in 2012 and 2013. He received the NSF Faculty Early CAREER Award in 2013, the Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award in 2012, and the IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship Award in 2008. He was a finalist in the Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project competition in 2011 and has received nine best paper awards as author/advisor at IEEE conferences. Mohammad-Reza Tofighi received a B.S. degree from Sharif University of Technology, Iran, in 1989, an M.S. degree from Iran University of Science and Technology, in 1993, and a Ph.D. degree from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, in 2001, all in electrical engineering. He is now an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg. His main research interest is on medical and biological applications of RF and microwave, which he has been pursuing for the past eighteen years. In particular, he conducts research on wireless implants and sensors, microwave radiometry and imaging, biomedical antennas and applicators, interaction of microwave with biological tissues, and permittivity measurement using time and frequency domain methods. Dr. Tofighi has been the past chair (2009-2013) of the MTT-10, the technical committee on biological effects and medical applications of RF and microwave of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT) society. For many years, he has been active in promoting the subject area of medical and biological applications of RF and Microwave within the MTT sponsored conferences. He has also served as a guest editor for two special issues of IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques on the subject area, Oct. 2009 and May 2013 issues. Dominique Schreurs is a full professor at KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. Previously, she has been a visiting scientist at Agilent Technologies (USA), Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich (Switzerland), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA). Dominique's main research interests concern linear and nonlinear characterization and modeling of microwave devices and circuits, as well as linear and nonlinear hybrid and integrated circuit design for telecommunications and biomedical applications. She is the technical chair of ARFTG and serves as the editor of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. Distinguished Professor, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan.
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