Detection and estimating the blood accumulation volume of brain hemorrhage in a human anatomical skull using a RF single coil

Moshe Oziel, Boris Rubinsky, Rafi Korenstein

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Abstract

Objective: An experimental study for testing a simple robust algorithm on data derived from an electromagnetic radiation device that can detect small changes in the tissue/fluid ratio in a realistic head configuration. Methods: Changes in the scattering parameters (S21) of an inductive coil resulting from injections of chicken blood in the 0–18 ml range into calf brain tissue in a human anatomical skull were measured over a 100–1,000 MHz frequency range. Results: An algorithm that combines amplitude and phase results was found to detect changes in the tissue/fluid ratio with 90% accuracy. An algorithm that estimated the injected blood volume was found to have a 1–4 ml average error. This demonstrates the possibility of the inductive coil-based device to possess a practical ability to detect a change in the tissue/fluid ratio in the head. Significance: This study is an important step towards the goal of building an inexpensive and safe device that can detect an early brain hemorrhagic stroke.

Original languageEnglish
Article number10416
JournalPeerJ
Volume8
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Dec 2020

Keywords

  • Hematoma
  • Inductive coil
  • Monitoring
  • Non-contact
  • Radiofrequency

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