Microwave Technology for Brain Imaging and Monitoring: Physical Foundations, Potential and Limitations

Rosa Scapaticci, Mina Bjelogrlic, Jorge Tobon Vasquez, Francesca Vipiana, Michael Mattes, Lorenzo Crocco

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Abstract

This chapter provides an introduction to the physical principles underlying the adoption of microwave technology as a biomedical imaging modality for diagnosis and follow-up of neurological diseases and injuries (e.g., stroke, haematoma). In particular, a theoretical analysis, supported by numerical simulations and experiments, will be given to describe the physical constraints that arise in this kind of application and the relevant limitations. In addition, we discuss the main aspects to be faced when implementing microwave imaging technology in a clinical scenario, by exploiting a design procedure to determine the number of antennas needed to capture, in a non-redundant way, the largest part of the available data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Electromagnetic Technologies for Brain Diseases Diagnostics, Monitoring and Therapy
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2018
Pages7-35
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-75006-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
SeriesEmerging Electromagnetic Technologies for Brain Diseases Diagnostics, Monitoring and Therapy

Keywords

  • Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Neuroradiology
  • Medical and Radiation Physics
  • Signal, Image and Speech Processing
  • Neurology

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Scapaticci, R., Bjelogrlic, M., Tobon Vasquez, J., Vipiana, F., Mattes, M., & Crocco, L. (2018). Microwave Technology for Brain Imaging and Monitoring: Physical Foundations, Potential and Limitations. In Emerging Electromagnetic Technologies for Brain Diseases Diagnostics, Monitoring and Therapy (pp. 7-35). Springer. Emerging Electromagnetic Technologies for Brain Diseases Diagnostics, Monitoring and Therapy https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-75007-1_2