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F7ADIMMI - Microwave Medical Imaging: from Basics to Application

Code Completion Credits Range Language
F7ADIMMI ZK 20P+8C English
Lecturer:
Lorenzo Crocco (guarantor)
Tutor:
Lorenzo Crocco (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Biomedical Technology
Synopsis:

Medical diagnostic applications of electromagnetic (EM) fields in the microwave frequency range are an emerging topic. There is ever-increasing need of introducing biomedical engineers with diverse backgrounds to the theory and practical implementation of advanced imaging and inversion methods. This course aims to not only introduce the complex and stimulating topic, but also to provide hands-on tools that would enable interested researchers to embark on this field. The course will focus on microwave imaging methods as applied in various clinical applications, such as breast cancer detection and screening, stroke and trauma detection and imaging, as well as therapy monitoring and planning. Emphasis will be given on microwave tomography, which aims to estimate the spatial distribution of dielectric properties in a tissue region by solving an EM inverse scattering problem.

Requirements:

In the case of foreign lecturers, there will be a weeklong block of intensive contact education for the number of students at least five. If the number of students is less than five, the course will be self-study with consultations using VoIP (e.g. Skype) and a contact 1- or 2-day seminar. The contact seminar will take place at the FBMI or at the home institution of a foreign lecturer. Two laboratory tasks are required after 4 hours (according to the training curriculum). Requirements for students of the combined form are identical to the full-time form. It is also required to prepare a written study by a student on a given topic from the field.

Syllabus of lectures:

Brief Syllabus of Lectures:

1.Introduction to the topic – potential of microwaves in medical diagnostics

2.The EM scattering phenomenon: the “forward problem”

3.Inverse problems: ill-posedness and regularization. Inverse source and inverse scattering problems: mathematical properties

4.Solving inverse source problems (Passive microwave imaging)

5.Solving inverse scattering problems (Active microwave imaging)

6.Rigorous design of microwave imaging systems

7.Microwave imaging for brain stroke monitoring

8.Microwave imaging for treatment guidance

9.Contrast-enhanced microwave imaging for breast cancer diagnostics

10.Quantitative microwave imaging of human tissue

Syllabus of tutorials:

Brief Syllabus of Exercises:

1.Preparation of the phantoms for imaging and calibration of the microwave imaging system, performance of microwave measurements.

2.Reconstruction of the image from the measured data and forward solution.

Study Objective:

Medical diagnostic applications of electromagnetic (EM) fields in the microwave frequency range are an emerging topic. There is ever-increasing need of introducing biomedical engineers with diverse backgrounds to the theory and practical implementation of advanced imaging and inversion methods. This course aims to not only introduce the complex and stimulating topic, but also to provide hands-on tools that would enable interested researchers to embark on this field. The course will focus on microwave imaging methods as applied in various clinical applications, such as breast cancer detection and screening, stroke and trauma detection and imaging, as well as therapy monitoring and planning. Emphasis will be given on microwave tomography, which aims to estimate the spatial distribution of dielectric properties in a tissue region by solving an EM inverse scattering problem.

Study materials:

Required:

[1] M. Pastorino, Microwave Imaging, 1 edition. Hoboken, N.J: Wiley, 2010.

Recommended:

[1] R. C. Conceição, J. J. Mohr, and M. O’Halloran, Eds., An Introduction to Microwave Imaging for Breast Cancer Detection, 1st ed. 2016 edition. Springer, 2016.

Note:
The course is a part of the following study plans:
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