Rigorous Solutions of Scattering Problems Involving Red Blood Cells

Erguel O., Arslan-Erguel A., Gurel L.

4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), Barcelona, Spain, 12 - 16 April 2010 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


We present rigorous solutions of scattering problems involving healthy red blood cells (RBCs) and diseased RBCs with deformed shapes. Scattering cross-section (SCS) values for different RBC shapes and different orientations are obtained accurately and efficiently using a sophisticated simulation environment based on the electric and magnetic current combined-field integral equation and the multilevel fast multipole algorithm. Using SCS values, we determine strict guidelines to distinguish deformed RBCs from healthy RBCs and to diagnose related diseases.