Huygens principle-based approach for UWB medical imaging

Navid Ghavami, Gianluigi Tiberi, David J. Edwards

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Abstract

In this paper, the algorithm of a novel imaging method based on Ultra WideBand (UWB) microwave signals has been developed and presented. The method is based on the Huygens Principle (HP), which removes the need to solve inverse problems and consequently, the need for matrix generation and inversion. Aside from the simplicity of the HP, it enables the detection of the extent to which different tissues, or different types of tissues, can be discriminated and render contrast in the final image. It should be pointed out that prior knowledge of electrical properties of the inclusions is not required when performing the imaging. The validation of HP technique through simulations on cylinders with multiple inclusions, representing realistic examples are presented. Simulation results show that the method successfully identifies the presence and location of significant scatterers within a target volume.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Microwave Week 2011: "Wave to the Future", EuMW 2011, Conference Proceedings - 41st European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2011
Pages1257-1260
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event14th European Microwave Week 2011: "Wave to the Future", EuMW 2011 - 41st EuropeanMicrowave Conference, EuMC 2011 - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: Oct 10 2011Oct 13 2011

Other

Other14th European Microwave Week 2011: "Wave to the Future", EuMW 2011 - 41st EuropeanMicrowave Conference, EuMC 2011
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period10/10/1110/13/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Ghavami, N., Tiberi, G., & Edwards, D. J. (2011). Huygens principle-based approach for UWB medical imaging. In European Microwave Week 2011: "Wave to the Future", EuMW 2011, Conference Proceedings - 41st European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2011 (pp. 1257-1260). [6101751]