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The Biomedical Computing and Devices Lab is part of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Kansas State University. Our research efforts are focused on developing technologies for precise, image-guided thermal therapy of cancer and other human/animal diseases.
Thermal therapy refers to the use of elevated or severely reduced temperatures for treatment of disease. Therapeutic heating may be achieved by depositing various forms of energy within the body, including microwaves, radiofrequency currents, ultrasound, and lasers. Research within our labs is focused on applications of electromagnetic and acoustic energy for hyperthermia and thermal ablation.
- Novel devices and techniques for precise delivery of thermal therapy
- Multi-scale mathematical modeling of thermal therapy bioeffects
- Characterizing nanomaterial contrast agents for enhancing local deposition of energy
- Patient-specific treatment planning tools for guiding clinical procedures