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Prostate Imaging

There is a significant problem of prostate cancer over-diagnosis and over-treatment in the USA. Over 93% of men that undergo radical prostatectomy are likely to die of some disease other than prostate cancer. Radical prostatectomy unnecessarily puts these men at risk of life-long health problems like incontinence and erectile dysfunction.

We are providing advanced integrated circuits for sensing to Prof. Ryan Halter, who is combining them with transrectal electrical impedance tomography and electrical impedance sensing biopsy devices to improve the accuracy of ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy procedures.

Technical areas of interest

  • Analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for biomedical imaging

Relevant publications

  • Current-conveyor-based wide-band current driver for electrical impedance tomography, A. Rao, E. Murphy, M. Shahghasemi and K. Odame, in Physiological Measurement, vol. 40, no. 3, 2019.
  • System on Chip Implementation for Electrical Impedance Tomography, A. Rao, Y. Teng, and K. Odame, International Conference on Biomedical Applications of Electrical Impedance Tomography, 2017. Preprint (PDF)
  • Current Conveyor Based Wide-band Current Driver for Electrical Impedance Tomography, submitted to IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems. Preprint (PDF)