RF Field Based Detection of Compartment Syndrome

Kamya Yekeh Yazdandoost*, Ilkka Laakso

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This paper aims to present a novel method, design concept, and numerical realization of Radio Frequency (RF) based detection of compartment syndrome. The proposed method uses electromagnetic waves, produced by a small printed antenna at frequency of 300 MHz for identifying compartment syndrome. The effects of compartment syndrome and changes on tissue dielectric properties are taken into account, since the ways in which dielectric properties differences between normal and injured tissue should aid for diagnostic on injured area by RF-wave radiation. There is need of timely and an accurate non-invasive clinical diagnosis of compartment syndrome and our goal is to design a radio frequency based detector to identify the compartment syndrome of the lower leg, the most commonly effected area for patients. Because the antenna can be made very small, RF-based detection of compartment syndrome applications can be extended to small-scale devices. Numerical studies shows that compartment syndrome as small as of 5 ml can be detected with this method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 13th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, ISMICT 2019
ISBN (Electronic)9781728123424
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology - Oslo, Norway
Duration: 8 May 201910 May 2019
Conference number: 13

Publication series

NameInternational Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)2326-828X
ISSN (Electronic)2326-8301


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology
Abbreviated titleISMICT


  • antenna
  • biomedical modeling
  • compartment syndrome
  • electrical property
  • RF field

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