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2019/2020

Applications of Electromagnetic Fields in Medicine

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BAM17EPM Z,ZK 6 2P+2L Czech
Corequisite:
Safety in Electrical Engineering for a master´s degree (BEZM)
Lecturer:
Jan Vrba (guarantor)
Tutor:
Jan Vrba (guarantor), Ladislav Oppl
Supervisor:
Department of Electromagnetic Field
Synopsis:

The major aim of these lectures is to give to students a basic overview of biophysical aspects of EM fields in different biological systems, including an overview of microwave applications in medicine. Safety limits, clinical usage of EM field effects on biological systems, microwave hyperthermia, measurement of dielectric parameters of biological tissues, EM exposure of mobile phone users, magnetic resonance imaging, interaction of optical radiation with biological tissue.

Requirements:

https://moodle.fel.cvut.cz/

Syllabus of lectures:

1.Interaction of EM field with s biological systems - biosystém jako generátor elektromagnetického pole

2.Numerical simulations of interactions of EM field with s biological systems

3.Biological effects of EM fields, safety limits

4.EM exposure of mobile phone users

5.EM field in medical therapy, clinical results

6.Microwave thermotherapy in oncology, urology, cardiology, surgery, etc.

7.EM therapy - treatment planning

8.EM applicators for microwave local thermotherapy

9.EM applicators for microwave intracavitary and regional thermotherapy

10.EM field in medical diagnostics

11.Magnetic resonance (MR), principals and clinical applications

12.Noninvasive temperature measurement (MR, radiometry, etc.)

13.Microwave tomography

14.Interaction of optical radiation with biological tissue.

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Basics of microwave technique - overview

2. Absorption of EM field in biological tissue - měření a vyhodnocení elektromagnetického pole v optické oblasti aktivních biologických systémů

3. Safety limits - evaluation

4. Technical equipment for hyperthermia - (excursion to: Inst.of Radiation Oncology)

5. Hyperthermia applicators - overview

6. Evaluation of hyperthermia applicators in water phantom

7. Evaluation of hyperthermia applicators in agar phantom

8. Design of waveguide applicator

9. Design of intracavitary applicator

10. Design of regional applicator

11. Treatment planning for microwave thermotherapy

12. Numerical simulations of temperature distribution

13. Measurements of temperature 14. Research of biological effects of EM field

Study Objective:

The major aim of these lectures is to give to students a basic overview of biophysical aspects of EM fields in different biological systems, including an overview of microwave applications in medicine.

Study materials:

1.Stavroulakis, P.: „Biological Effects of EM Fields“. Springer 2003

2.Int. Journal of Hyperthermia

3. http://www.elmag.org/doku.php/frvs:mer_emise_fot_2011

Note:
Further information:
http://moodle.fel.cvut.cz
Time-table for winter semester 2019/2020:
Time-table is not available yet
Time-table for summer semester 2019/2020:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
roomT2:A4-202b
Vrba J.
14:30–16:00
(lecture parallel1)
Dejvice
Učebna
roomT2:A4-202b
Oppl L.
16:15–17:45
(lecture parallel1
parallel nr.101)

Dejvice
Učebna
Tue
Fri
Thu
Fri
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2020-01-23
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