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Electrical bioimpedance

Electrical bioimpedance measurements of tissue provide significant levels of contrast between benign and malignant pathologies due to the vastly different morphologies occurring between tissue types. Focal sensing or mapping of these properties can provide clinicians useful information regarding the extent and severity of diseases like cancer. Our group is currently developing technologies to couple bioimpedance sensors to clinical devices including: 1) intraoperative instruments for use in assessing surgical margins during tumor resection; and 2) standard biopsy needles for use in providing real-time pathological assessment of tissue.

Faculty contact: Ryan Halter