Therapeutic and Diagnostic Uses of EM Energy in Emerging Medical Technologies

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In this presentation, we review the medical uses of EM energy in both diagnosis and therapy. The EM spectrum ranging from DC to Gamma rays and beyond is a vast natural resource that has been very valuable for humankind. With the rapid advances of medical technology, Radio Frequency (RF) techniques are becoming increasingly popular for a variety of applications such as non-invasive diagnosis, continuous monitoring of physiological data, communication between implanted devices, and communication to external devices. Therapeutic applications of EM energy can be broadly classified into two groups as (1) conventional and (2) emerging therapies. Examples of conventional therapies are: a) hyperthermia (thermal therapy), b) MRI, c) X-ray and d) CT scan. In the emerging category are a) THz Imagery and b) implantable devices. Medical applications are possible at many frequencies such as DC, RF, Microwave, X rays and Gamma rays. In the past decade there have been some remarkable strides made by EM applications implemented in medical technologies. This talk summarizes some significant developments with EMs in emerging medical technologies.



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  • Date: 30 Sep 2021
  • Time: 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
  • All times are Europe/Paris
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  • Route Cantonale
  • Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Switzerland 1015
  • Room Number: ELA1
  • Co-sponsored by EMC Lab EPFL
  • Starts 17 July 2021 02:58 PM
  • Ends 30 September 2021 02:58 PM
  • All times are Europe/Paris
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Dr. Dave Giri

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Therapeutic and Diagnostic Uses of EM Energy in Emerging Medical Technologies

In this presentation, we review the medical uses of EM energy in both diagnosis and therapy. The EM spectrum ranging from DC to Gamma rays and beyond is a vast natural resource that has been very valuable for humankind. With the rapid advances of medical technology, Radio Frequency (RF) techniques are becoming increasingly popular for a variety of applications such as non-invasive diagnosis, continuous monitoring of physiological data, communication between implanted devices, and communication to external devices. Therapeutic applications of EM energy can be broadly classified into two groups as (1) conventional and (2) emerging therapies. Examples of conventional therapies are: a) hyperthermia (thermal therapy), b) MRI, c) X-ray and d) CT scan. In the emerging category are a) THz Imagery and b) implantable devices. Medical applications are possible at many frequencies such as DC, RF, Microwave, X rays and Gamma rays. In the past decade there have been some remarkable strides made by EM applications implemented in medical technologies. This talk summarizes some significant developments with EMs in emerging medical technologies.

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Dr. D. V. Giri is a consultant based in Brooklyn, New York, performing R&D work for the U.S. Govt. and Industry. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Dept. of ECE, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Dr. Giri has over 40 years of experience in the general field of EM theory and its applications in NEMP (Nuclear EM Pulse), HPM (High-Power Microwaves), Lightning, and UWB (Ultra Wideband). Dr. Giri was a Research Associate for the National Research Council at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, where he conducted research in EMP and other aspects of EM theory. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, Member of Commission B, URSI, International Chairman of Commission E, URSI (2104-2017), SUMMA Foundation Fellow, and Recipient of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society’s 2006 John Kraus Antenna Award. He has authored two books: High-Power Microwave Systems and Effects published by Taylor and Francis in 1994 and High-Power EM Radiators: Nonlethal Weapons and Other Applications published by Harvard University Press in 2004. He co-authored the book High-Power Radio Frequency Effects on Electronic Systems, published by Artech House in 2020. He is a recipient of the 2017 Carl Baum Medal. He obtained the B.Sc., Mysore University, India, (1964), B.E., M.E., Indian Institute of Science, (1967) (1969), M.S., Ph.D., Harvard University, (1973) (1975), Certificate, Harvard Introduction to Business Program, (1981).

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