Publication Type:

Conference Paper

Source:

2017 1st IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Bio Conference, IMBioC 2017, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (2017)

ISBN:

9781538617137

URL:

https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85026660187&doi=10.1109%2fIMBIOC.2017.7965784&partnerID=40&md5=ca83b4af3d42afe5f2d43e610b88c63d

Keywords:

Bone, Circular waveguides, Craniosynostosis, Design parameters, Frequency of operation, Microwave reflectivity, Non-invasive monitoring, Open-ended circular waveguides, Optimal design parameters, Pediatrics, Simulated interactions, Surgery, Waveguides

Abstract:

This article deals with design parameters of open ended circular waveguide (OECW) for non-invasive monitoring of skull healing in pediatric craniosynostosis patients post cranial surgery. The surgery involves removal of one or a set of bone flaps from the patient's skull. The defect thus created is filled with bone dust and heals by itself over time but complications like non-unions could occur, thereby, necessitating regular monitoring of the healing process. In this article, results of the simulated interaction of the waveguide with the skull healing are presented. Extensive optimization process is performed to arrive at optimal design parameters of the waveguide. Frequency of operation and the material that fills the waveguide are investigated to improve the sensitivity of detection and enhance the monitoring of three different stages of cranial healing. © 2017 IEEE.

Notes:

cited By ; Conference of 1st IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Bio Conference, IMBioC 2017 ; Conference Date: 15 May 2017 Through 17 May 2017; Conference Code:128854

Cite this Research Publication

P. Mathur, Kurup, D. G., and Augustine, R., “Design of open ended circular waveguide for non-invasive monitoring of cranial healing in pediatric craniosynostosis”, in 2017 1st IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Bio Conference, IMBioC 2017, 2017.

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