Radar-based time-domain head imaging using database of effective dielectric constant

Mohammed, B. J., Bialkowski, K. S. and Abbosh, A. M. (2015) Radar-based time-domain head imaging using database of effective dielectric constant. Electronics Letters, 51 20: 1574-1576. doi:10.1049/el.2015.1376

Author Mohammed, B. J.
Bialkowski, K. S.
Abbosh, A. M.
Title Radar-based time-domain head imaging using database of effective dielectric constant
Journal name Electronics Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0013-5194
Publication date 2015-10-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1049/el.2015.1376
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 51
Issue 20
Start page 1574
End page 1576
Total pages 3
Place of publication Herts, United Kingdom
Publisher The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Language eng
Abstract In radar-based time-domain head imaging, a priori information on the effective dielectric constants from the antennas' perspective with respect to different head pixels is needed to map the significant scatterrers inside the head. A microwave-based head imaging technique, which utilises a model for the effective dielectric constant as a function of the antenna's position and imaged point inside the head, is presented. To build that model, a realistic MRI-derived numerical head surrounded by an array of wideband antennas is implemented in a full-wave electromagnetic solver. The time difference of arrival between transmission coefficients in free space and inside the head is calculated at different head pixels and used to evaluate the effective dielectric constant at those pixels. The model is validated on two different head phantoms and used to accurately detect different brain strokes.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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