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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 and controlled-delivery of electromagnetic energy for minimally-invasive image-guided interventions. An area of particular emphasis is the use of microwave and radiofrequency energy for controlled tissue heating with application to: thermal ablation of cancer and benign disease; thermally-mediated drug delivery; and modulation of cell function and tissue microenvironment. We pursue this research via an approach integrating computational modeling and experimental studies and in close collaboration with scientists, engineers, and clinicians across a range of disciplines.
Current research thrusts include:
- Formulation, implementation, and experimental validation of computational models of energy-tissue interactions
- Experimental characterization of tissue biophysical properties
- Model-guided design, fabrication, and experimental evaluation of devices for site-specific therapeutic applications
- Integration of energy-based devices with medical imaging systems for guidance, navigation, and control
- Personalized simulation-based planning of thermal ablation and image-guided interventions
- Multi-scale modeling of biological effects of energy-based therapies
Current research efforts are supported by grants from the NIH (R01CA218357, R01EB028848), NSF (CNS 2039014) and the medical device/imaging industry.