Temperature monitoring during thermal ablation on ex-vivo organs by Fiber Bragg gratings

Giovanna Palumbo, Agostino Iadicicco, Stefania Campopiano, Daniele Tosi, Paolo Verze, Nicola Carlomagno, Vincenzo Tammaro, Juliet Ippolito

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In this paper we report on the application of Fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) for temperature monitoring during radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for tumor treatment. A proper configuration with several FBG sensors deployed close to the region reached by RF discharges has been developed to monitor the necrotized area. Our ex-vivo experiments on animal kidney and liver confirm that we were able to monitor the temperature with a resolution of 0.1 °C during a series of different and consecutive RF discharges with the laparoscopic bipolar radiofrequency device Habib 4x.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Sensors, SENSORS 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479982875
Publication statusPublished - Jan 5 2017
Event15th IEEE Sensors Conference, SENSORS 2016 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Oct 30 2016Nov 2 2016


Other15th IEEE Sensors Conference, SENSORS 2016
CountryUnited States


  • Fiber Bragg grating
  • optical fiber sensors
  • radiofrequency thermal ablation
  • temperature sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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