Modeling RF and Microwave Energy Absorption in Biological Tissue

Developing new energy-based surgical interventions often requires the controlled delivery of RF or microwave energy to biological tissue for the successful treatment of a patient. Differences between tissues, variations between patients, and the change in properties due to temperature and hydration levels all lead to a dynamic tissue response to electromagnetic heating. Multiphysics modeling enables the accurate prediction of tissue response and the resulting treatment for these energy systems. Using computational modeling and simulation allows to virtually prototype the medical device and associated energy delivery system, allowing for more efficient development and resulting in better performing and safer medical devices reaching the market in a shorter amount of time.