Kavitha Arunachalam

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Michigan State University, East Lansing USA
B.E, Anna University, Madras

Email: akavitha[at]iitm.ac.in
Phone: Extn. 4740 (+91 44 2257 4740)
Page Link:http://ed.iitm.ac.in/~akavitha/

Professional Experience

  • Post-doctoral associate 2007-2010, Hyperthermia Research Laboratory, Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham USA.

Areas of Research

  • Biomedical Device Instrumentation & Control
  • Radio Frequency (RF) & Microwave (MW) Antenna Design
  • Hyperthermia Physics
  • MW Radiometry
  • Nondestructive Material Evaluation
  • Biomedical Signal & Image Processing

Courses Taught

  • ED2050 Analog and Digital Circuits (Jul-Nov)
  • ED2020 Applications of Microprocessors and Microcontrollers (Jan-May)
  • ED2100 Electronics Laboratory (Jul-Nov)
  • ED5060 Medical equipment Dissection laboratory (Jan-May)

Publications(Last 5 Years)

  • K. Arunachalam , O. I. Craciunescu, E. J. Markewitz, P. F. Maccarini, J. L. Schlorff, P.R. Stauffer, “Preclinical Assessment of Comfort and Secure Fit of ThermoBrachytherapy Surface Applicator (TBSA) on Volunteer Subjects”, J Appl Clin Med Phys. Sep 6;13(5):3845. 2012, doi: 10.1120/jacmp.v13i5.3845
  • Wyatt C, Soher BJ, Arunachalam K, Macfall J,“Comprehensive analysis of the Cramer-Rao bounds for magnetic resonance temperature change measurement in fatwater voxels using multi-echo imaging”, Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine (MAGMA), 2012 Feb; 25(1):49-61, 2012
  • Yu Yuan, Kung-Shan Cheng, Oana I. Craciunescu, Paul R. Stauffer, Paolo F.Maccarini, Kavitha Arunachalam, Zeljko Vujaskovic, Mark W. Dewhirst, Shiva K.Das, Utility of treatment planning for thermochemotherapy treatment of nonmuscle invasive bladder carcinoma , Medical Phys. 2012 March; 39(3): 1170–1181
  • Birkelund Y, Klemetsen O, Jacobsen S K, Arunachalam K, Maccarini P, Stauffer P R,“Vesicoureteral reflux in children: a phantom study of microwave heating and radiometric thermometry of pediatric bladder”, IEEE Trans Biomed Eng; 2011, Nov;58(11):3269-78
  • Snow BW, Arunachalam K, DeLuca V, Maccarini PF, Klemetsen Ø, Birkelund Y,Pysher TJ, and Stauffer PR, “Non-invasive vesicoureteral reflux detection: Heating risk studies for a new device”, J Pediatr Urol. 2011 Dec;7(6):624-30 2011
  • K. Arunachalam, P. Maccarini, V. De Luca, P. Tognolatti, F. Bardati, B. Snow, P.Stauffer, “Detection of Vesicoureteral Reflux using Microwave Radiometry – System Characterization with Tissue Phantoms”, IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2011 Jun;58(6):1629-36; 2011
  • Stauffer PR; Maccarini PF; Arunachalam K ; Craciunescu OI; Diederich C; Juang T; Rossetto F; Schlorff JL; Milligan A; Hsu T; Sneed P; Vujaskovic Z, “Conformal Microwave Array (CMA) Applicators for Hyperthermia of Diffuse Chestwall Recurrence” Int J Hyperthermia; 26(7):686-98, 2010
  • K. Arunachalam, P. F. Maccarini, V. De Luca, F. Bardati, B. W. Snow, P. R Stauffer, “Modeling the detectability of vesicoureteral reflux using microwave radiometry” Phys Med Biol. 2010 Sep 21;55(18):5417-35. Epub Aug 25, 2010
  • K. Arunachalam, P. F Maccarini, O. Cracinescu, J L. Schlorff, P R. Stauffer, “Thermal characteristics of ThermoBrachytherapy Surface Applicators (TBSA) for Treating Chestwall Recurrence” Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol. 55(7),pp. 1949-1969, 2010
  • K. Arunachalam, P. F Maccarini, J. L. Schlorff, Y. Birkelund, S Jacobsen, P R.Stauffer, “Design of a Water Coupling Bolus with Improved Flow distribution for Multielement Superficial Hyperthermia Applicators”, Int J Hyperthermia, vol. 25(7), pp. 554-565, 2009
  • Y. Birkelund, S. Jacobsen, K. Arunachalam,P. Maccarini, and P. R Stauffer, “Flow patterns and heat convection in a rectangular water bolus for use in superficial hyperthermia”, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Vol 54(13), pp. 3937, 2009