In a recent proof-of-concept, we have studied the bacterial colonization in complex structures by means of engineering modeling (biomass and energy, in unsteady state and in full 3D). This case presents strong analogies with certain tumor development.
The social/ethical dimension of the problem is inducing us to share our kowledge, in the hope to contribute to thi gigantic scientific and technological effort.
Our modeling resources can be adapted with little costs to the various oncological occurrences, given the availability of clinical data on which to run the related validation. Presently, tissue modeling and tumor development are insufficient to satisfy clinical request.
In perspective, this engineering approach could lead the way to a virtual patient paradigm, and to augmented reality when linked to available diagnostic techniques.
Modeling and validation of local acrylamide formation in a model food during frying
De Bonis M
Journal of Food Engineering (2009) 95(1)
Thermal behaviour of a multi-cavity volumetric solar receiver: Design and tests results