University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Electromagnetics applications in medicine with a focus on clinical translation.

Our current research focuses on developing microwave ablation devices and techniques, building numerical tissue models for multiphysics simulation, optimizing devices with computational assistance, and improving imaging feedback for minimally invasive therapies. We are integrated with the clinical interventional oncology program to ensure clinical impact.

Our group comprises researchers from many disciplines. We welcome individuals of any race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, or disability status.

Latest Publications (All Publications)

2D US-CT image registration for monitoring percutaneous hepatic intervention

Pohlman RM, Wu PH, Turney MR, Brace CL, Varghese T.
Med Phys; in press, 2018. PDF

Percutaneous microwave tumor ablation is safe in patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices: A single institution retrospective review

Swietlik JF, Longo KC, Knott EA, Hinshaw JL, Brace CL, Alexander M, Lubner MG, Wells SA, Lee Jr FT, Ziemlewicz TJ.
J Vasc Interv Radiol; 30:396-400, 2019. PDF

Ultrasound-guided microwave ablation for the management of inguinal neuralgia after inguinal herniorrhaphy: A preliminary study with 1-year follow-up

Lee KS, Greenberg JA, Hanna A, Zea R, Patil P, Sin JM, Brace CL.
J Vasc Interv Radiol; 30:242-248, 2019. PDF

Development of water content dependent tissue dielectric property models

Niemeier S, Brace CL.
IEEE J Electromagn RF Microw Med Biol; in press, 2018. PDF

Comparison of conventional and cone-beam CT for guiding and assessing pulmonary microwave ablation

Meram E, Longhurst C, Brace CL, Laeseke PF.
J Vasc Interv Radiol; 29:1447-1454, 2018. PDF

Current Projects

Ablation Tools

Design, fabrication and testing of microwave ablation devices and other tools for image-guided procedures.

Computational Methods

Simulation of electromagnetics, heat transfer, mass transfer and mechanical deformation; development of numerical models; and optimization techniques for computer-assisted design.

Imaging and Procedures

CT, ultrasound, MRI and optical techniques for preclinical and clinical evaluation.