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)

Evaluation of tissue deformation during thermal ablation: Influence of output energy delivery

Liu D, Brace CL.
Med Phys; 46:4127-4134, 2019. PDF

Tissue permittivity measurement with concurrent CT imaging: Analysis of heterogeneity effects

Niemeier S, Brace CL.
13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP); 2019:1-5, 2019. PDF

Quantitative 4D-digital subtraction angiography to assess changes in hepatic arterial flow during transarterial embolization: A feasibility study in a swine model

Meram E, Longhurst C, Brace CL, Laeseke PF.
J Vasc Interv Radiol; 30:1286–1292, 2019. PDF

Two‐dimensional ultrasound‐computed tomography image registration for monitoring percutaneous hepatic intervention

Pohlman RM, Turney MR, Wu PH, Brace CL, Ziemlewicz TJ, Varghese T.
Med Phys; 46:2600-2609, 2019. 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

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.