fiee 16(8): e3

Research Article

An Implanted Antenna System for the Monitoring of Bioresorbability of a Biocompatible Scaffold Embedded into a Bone Fracture

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2262206,
        author={Symeon Symeonidis and Carmen Torres-Sanchez and Chinthana Panagamuwa and William Whittow},
        title={An Implanted Antenna System for the Monitoring of Bioresorbability of a Biocompatible Scaffold Embedded into a Bone Fracture},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Intelligent Educational Environments},
        volume={2},
        number={8},
        publisher={ACM},
        journal_a={FIEE},
        year={2015},
        month={12},
        keywords={implanted antennas, bioresorbable, biocompatible, polymer, scaffold, bone phantoms, fracture monitoring},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2262206}
    }
    
  • Symeon Symeonidis
    Carmen Torres-Sanchez
    Chinthana Panagamuwa
    William Whittow
    Year: 2015
    An Implanted Antenna System for the Monitoring of Bioresorbability of a Biocompatible Scaffold Embedded into a Bone Fracture
    FIEE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2262206
Symeon Symeonidis1,*, Carmen Torres-Sanchez2, Chinthana Panagamuwa1, William Whittow1
  • 1: School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, Loughborough University
  • 2: School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University
*Contact email: S.Symeonidis@lboro.ac.uk

Abstract

In this paper the dielectric properties of an implanted bioresorbable scaffold that is being used for the acceleration of the healing process of a fractured bone have been investigated. An implanted antenna system is presented for the monitoring of the resorption rate of the scaffold, which gives an indication on the healing process of the bone fracture. A simulation model of a three layer body phantom was used for the evaluation of the 𝑆21 response of the system as the introduced fracture gradually healed, turning from blood to bone marrow and bone cortical in five steps.