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Approximation of complex organic tissue for investigation of the electromagnetic impact

Michal Frivaldsky (Department of Mechatronics and Electronics, University of Žilina, Žilina, Slovakia)
Miroslav Pavelek (Department of Mechatronics and Electronics, University of Žilina, Žilina, Slovakia)
Pavol Spanik (Department of Mechatronics and Electronics, University of Žilina, Žilina, Slovakia)
Dagmar Faktorova (University of Žilina, Žilina, Slovakia)
Gabriela Spanikova (Clinic of Pediatric Surgery, Univerzita Komenskeho v Bratislave Jesseniova Lekarska Fakulta v Martine, Martin, Slovakia)

COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering

ISSN: 0332-1649

Article publication date: 26 June 2019

Issue publication date: 14 August 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to study the performance of the approximated model of biological tissue for development of complex 3 D models. The comparison of results from the complex model of liver tissue and results from the approximated model is provided to validate the proposed approximation method.

Design/methodology/approach

The proposed model of hepatic tissue (respecting its heterogeneous character up to the microstructure of hepatic lobules) is used for analysis of current field distribution within this tissue. Initially, the complex model of tissue structure (respecting the heterogenous structure) is presented, considering its complicated structure. Consequently, the procedure for the approximation of a complex model is being described. The main motivation is the need for simple, fast and accurate simulation model, which can be consequently used within more complex modeling of human organs for investigation of negative impacts of electrosurgical equipment on heterogenic tissue structure. For these purposes, the complex and approximated model are mutually compared and evaluated.

Findings

The obtained results are exploitable for the analysis of the probability of injury formation in sensitive tissue structures, and the approximated model shall serve for optimization of complex and time-consuming analyses.

Research limitations/implications

Research limitations include development of precise and fast electro-magnetic simulation model of biological tissue.

Practical implications

Practical implications is focused on the optimization processes of the electro-surgical procedures.

Originality/value

The originality of the paper concerns the approximation method of organic tissue modeling.

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Acknowledgements

The authors wish to thank to Slovak grant agency Agentúra na podporu Výskumu a Vývoja (APVV) for the project no. APVV-17-0218 Investigation of biological tissues with electromagnetic field interaction and its application in the development of new procedures in the design of electrosurgical instruments. Project infrastructure has been also markedly supported within the frame of European structural funds during project solving ITMS 26220220078 – Research of high effective components of electric drive systems of urban electric vehicles.

Citation

Frivaldsky, M., Pavelek, M., Spanik, P., Faktorova, D. and Spanikova, G. (2019), "Approximation of complex organic tissue for investigation of the electromagnetic impact", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 38 No. 4, pp. 1334-1346. https://doi.org/10.1108/COMPEL-10-2018-0395

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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