IEEE Transactions on
Biomedical Engineering

IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering contains basic and applied papers dealing with biomedical engineering. Papers range from engineering development in methods and techniques with biomedical applications to experimental and clinical investigations with engineering contributions.
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Xiaochuan Pan
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"Xiaochuan Pan is currently Professor of Radiology, Radiation & Cellular Oncology, Committee in Medical Physics, the College, and the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at The University of Chicago. He received the BS (1982) and MS (1985) degrees in physics from Beijing University and the Institute of Physics, Science Academy of China and the MS (1988) and PhD (1991) degrees in physics from The University of Chicago. Following post-doc training in medical imaging from 1992-1994 in the Department of Radiology at The University of Chicago, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Radiology before being promoted to Associate Professor and Professor of Radiology in 2001 and 2006.

Professor Pan’s research centers on physics, algorithms, and engineering underpinning tomographic imaging and its biomedical and clinical applications. He and his laboratory have conducted research on advanced theory and algorithms for... Read more

"Xiaochuan Pan is currently Professor of Radiology, Radiation & Cellular Oncology, Committee in Medical Physics, the College, and the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at The University of Chicago. He received the BS (1982) and MS (1985) degrees in physics from Beijing University and the Institute of Physics, Science Academy of China and the MS (1988) and PhD (1991) degrees in physics from The University of Chicago. Following post-doc training in medical imaging from 1992-1994 in the Department of Radiology at The University of Chicago, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Radiology before being promoted to Associate Professor and Professor of Radiology in 2001 and 2006.

Professor Pan’s research centers on physics, algorithms, and engineering underpinning tomographic imaging and its biomedical and clinical applications. He and his laboratory have conducted research on advanced theory and algorithms for conventional and spectral computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), single-photo-emission computed tomography (SPECT), and tomosynthesis especially digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and digital lung tomosynthesis (DLT). In collaborating with leading researchers in the field, he and his team have worked on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and have also investigated emerging imaging techniques, including electron-paramagnetic resonance imaging (EPRI), phase-contrast CT, and photo-acoustic tomography (PAT), among others. In recent years, he and his team have developed vigorous interest/effort in translating theoretical concepts and methods to biomedical application work that includes developing innovative hardware systems and workflows, enabled by advanced algorithms, with a strong emphasis on the relevance and impact of imaging technological solutions tailored to specific applications of biomedical and/or clinical significance, and have established continuous, close clinical and industrial collaboration and developed robust translational projects to facilitate this effort. Dr. Pan is a Fellow of AAPM, AIMBE, IAMBE, IEEE, OSA, and SPIE."

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IEEE Transactions on

Biomedical Engineering

MARCH 2021
VOLUME 68
NUMBER 3
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TBME, Volume 68, Issue 3, March 2021
Fiber optic sensors-based thermal analysis of perfusion-mediated tissue cooling in liver undergoing laser ablation
Blood perfusion plays a key role for the ablation success, especially in the case of highly vascularized organs like liver. Aim of this work is to evaluate the vessel distance influence on the thermal gradient and the cooling of the tissue caused by blood perfusion during laser ablation. The proposed setup, based on Fiber Bragg Grating sensors (FBGs) sensors around the laser applicator, permitted to measure the heat propagation and to observe a relevant tissue cooling near to the vessel... Read more
Image guidance in deep brain stimulation surgery to treat Parkinson’s disease: a comprehensive review
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an effective therapy for Parkinson’s disease (PD). The success of the procedure depends heavily on the accurate placement of the electrode within the optimal therapeutic targets while avoiding vital structures that can cause adverse outcomes. Interventional guidance with medical imaging has greatly contributed to the development, outcomes, and safety of the procedure. With rapid technological advancements, it will further enhance the capacity and efficacy of the procedure. We present a comprehensive review on the state-of-the-art techniques in image-guided DBS surgery to treat PD, and discuss about the future directions on the topic... Read more
Design and Comparison of Magnetically-Actuated Dexterous Forceps Instruments for Neuroendoscopy
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A Wireless Implantable Passive Intra Abdominal Pressure Sensing Scheme via Ultrasonic Imaging of a Microfluidic Device
This work developed an implantable, low-cost, passive pressure sensor capable of measuring in situ IAP (intra-abdominal pressure) wirelessly using ultrasound imaging. The transducer consists of a pressure sensitive reservoir filled with water and a hydrophobic microchannel, both made of PDMS. A change of IAP will push the water from the reservoir into the channel with the in-channel fluid displacement in response to the applied pressure, which can be quantitatively analyzed by using a 40MHz ultrasound imaging system. The sensor is able to work in the physiological range of abdominal compartment syndrome with a highly linear sensitivity of 1.2kPa/30µm... Read more
A breast-specific MR guided focused ultrasound platform and treatment protocol: first-in-human technical evaluation
Breast cancer remains one of the most common cancers among women. The development of novel technology for minimally-invasive treatments will provide important new treatment options for many breast cancer patients. This work presents a breast-specific magnetic resonance (MR) guided focused ultrasound system for the treatment of localized breast tumors. The unique design of the system allows for high quality MR images for treatment planning and assessment, target accuracy determination with volumetric magnetic resonance-acoustic radiation force imaging, and real time treatment monitoring with magnetic resonance thermometry. Technical specification for the system are provided as well as preliminary results from a first-in-human clinical trial... Read more
Proactive Air Management in CT Power Injections: A Comprehensive Approach to Reducing Air Embolization
Prevention of air injection in contrast-enhanced Computed Tomography (CT) is an important topic. This work reviews air management approaches of contemporary power injectors, proposes a novel air management approach that is more proactive, and analyzes the injected air volumes under simulated clinical use. This proactive approach focuses on technology advances for air management prior to the injection, instead of simply monitoring air sensors during the injection. Results demonstrate a successful reduction in the amount of injected air under simulated use, which could translate in practice to fewer imaging artifacts and fewer workflow disruptions... Read more