This work focuses on brain stroke imaging via microwave technology. In particular, the open issue of monitoring patients after stroke onset is addressed here in order to provide clinicians with a tool to control the effectiveness of administered therapies during the follow-up period. In this paper, a novel prototype is presented and characterized. The device is based on a low-complexity architecture which makes use of a minimum number of properly positioned and designed antennas placed on a helmet. It exploits a differential imaging approach and provides 3D images of the stroke. Preliminary experiments involving a 3D phantom filled with brain tissue-mimicking liquid confirm the potential of the technology in imaging a spherical target mimicking a stroke of a radius equal to 1.25 cm.
A Prototype Microwave System for 3D Brain Stroke Imaging / Tobon Vasquez, Jorge A.; Scapaticci, Rosa; Turvani, Giovanna; Bellizi, Gennaro; Rodriguez-Duarte, David; Joachimowicz, Nadine; Duchêne, Bernard; Duchêne, Enrico; Casu, Mario; Crocco, Lorenzo; Vipiana, Francesca. - In: SENSORS. - ISSN 1424-8220. - ELETTRONICO. - 20(2020). [10.3390/s20092607]
|Titolo:||A Prototype Microwave System for 3D Brain Stroke Imaging|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s20092607|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|