Mixed-Signal, RF, and Microwave Seminar

Friday December 2, 2011 4:00 PM

A Microwave Sensor to Aid in the Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias

Speaker: Bob Allison, Radiation Oncology and Biophysics , Eastern Virginia Medical School
Location: Moore B280
A microwave radiometer has been developed and integrated into the tip of a radiofrequency ablation catheter. The radiometer measures subsurface heart tissue temperature during ablation. This temperature measurement provides the electrophysiologist with previously unavailable real-time treatment feedback increasing the safety and efficacy of the procedure. Design of the device and some challenges of a startup technology venture will be discussed.
Series Mixed-Signal, RF, and Microwave Seminar

Contact: Michelle Chen at 626-395-2239 mchen1@caltech.edu
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