Bio-EM in Life-sciences Applications

On August 23, 2019 10:00 (GMT-7)
Webinar | Live | 0h45

Biological electromagnetics (Bio-EM) is the study of how fields propagate through and interact with the human body. With SIMULIA CST Studio Suite®, engineers can simulate the effect of a device in-silico before testing it in-vivo, shortening the prototyping process and adding patient safety.

As measurement is typically not an option inside the human body, EM and Multiphysics simulation are the only way to analyze the complex field distribution inside the body, to ensure the functionality of the device as well as to understand and avoid hazards due to the power absorption inside the tissues.

In this seminar, we discuss how simulation can be used to analyze and optimize imaging equipment such as MRI coils and microwave imaging devices, implants such as pacemakers and sensors, and aid in the planning of tumor treatment such as RF ablation and hyperthermia. SIMULIA CST Studio Suite® can be used to calculate all types of specific absorption rate (SAR) quantities and contains a Multiphysics module with bio-heat solvers that can calculate temperature distributions including effects of living tissues such as metabolic heating, blood perfusion and human thermoregulation.


Narayana Balu is a Solution Consultant at Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA. His expertise lies in Bio-electromagnetics and Multiphysics simulation for life sciences applications. He provides technical support and engineering services to customers and helps drive growth of SIMULIA’s Bio-EM solutions. Narayana started as an application engineer at CST of America in 2014, which was acquired by Dassault Systèmes in 2016 and fully integrated in February 2019.  He received his M.S in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UMass Amherst in 2014 and B-Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from NIT Trichy, India in 2009. His M.S. thesis was focused on computational modeling of electromagnetic wave propagation over rough ocean surfaces.