International Journal of Biomedical Imaging

Microwave Imaging and Emerging Applications


Publishing date
01 Mar 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Sep 2011

Lead Editor
Guest Editors

1Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, HB 8000, Hanover, NH 03755, USA

2Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol, Merchant Venturers Building, Woodland Road Bristol BS8 1UB, UK

3Department of Electrical Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 1N4


Microwave Imaging and Emerging Applications

Description

The dielectric properties of tissues can be important indicators of physiological changes. For a bulk tissue sample, the dielectric properties are directly related to the ratio of the properties of the constituent components. Changes in these components may be used to indicate underlying changes in tissues. Water content variations have been linked to the range of dielectric properties of healthy breast tissues, as well as the associated differences in properties between normal and malignant tissues. These defining aspects of the dielectric properties have important ramifications for other physiological indications including bone property changes with age, localized property changes associated with brain activation, and skin property changes after severe trauma such as burns.

Widely recognized barriers to developing microwave imaging systems are related to both algorithms and hardware. Potentially, the most daunting issues for both radar and tomographic systems relate to actual hardware implementations. Practical concerns such as noise figure, antenna efficiency, multipath signal suppression, mutual coupling, and other issues can confound even the most basic measurements. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that describe the continuing efforts to understand the challenges in both radar and tomography implementations, as well as new findings in emerging applications. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel hardware systems and parameter assessment studies
  • Novel sensors and tissue illumination configurations
  • Breast imaging systems
  • Systems targeted to emerging applications such as bone imaging and brain activation imaging

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijbi/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 252093
  • - Editorial

Microwave Imaging and Emerging Applications

Paul M. Meaney
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 582037
  • - Research Article

On the Forward Scattering of Microwave Breast Imaging

Hoi-Shun Lui | Andreas Fhager | Mikael Persson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 851234
  • - Research Article

A Prototype System for Measuring Microwave Frequency Reflections from the Breast

J. Bourqui | J. M. Sill | E. C. Fear
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 649612
  • - Research Article

Bone Dielectric Property Variation as a Function of Mineralization at Microwave Frequencies

Paul M. Meaney | Tian Zhou | ... | Keith D. Paulsen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 697253
  • - Research Article

Surface Wave Multipath Signals in Near-Field Microwave Imaging

Paul M. Meaney | Fridon Shubitidze | ... | Keith D. Paulsen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 291494
  • - Research Article

Three-Dimensional Near-Field Microwave Holography for Tissue Imaging

Reza K. Amineh | Ali Khalatpour | ... | Natalia K. Nikolova
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 235380
  • - Research Article

Using X-Ray Mammograms to Assist in Microwave Breast Image Interpretation

Charlotte Curtis | Richard Frayne | Elise Fear
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 706365
  • - Research Article

Microwave Breast Imaging System Prototype with Integrated Numerical Characterization

Mark Haynes | John Stang | Mahta Moghaddam
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 562563
  • - Research Article

Measurement and Analysis of Microwave Frequency Signals Transmitted through the Breast

Jeremie Bourqui | John Garrett | Elise Fear
International Journal of Biomedical Imaging
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Acceptance rate13%
Submission to final decision128 days
Acceptance to publication23 days
CiteScore10.200
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Impact Factor7.6
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