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Microwave Differential Imaging of Myocardium for Assessment and Therapeutic Monitoring of Transcatheter Cardiac Ablation

Project Member(s): Nguyen, H.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC - Other Funds)
Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2003

Summary: We propose to develop Microwave Imaging techniques for cardiovascular disease diagnosis at 2.45 GHz. Firstly, we aim to image the contrast in the complex dielectric constants of healthy and ischaemic heart tissue. The second aim is to image the extent and efficacy of therapeutic lesion formation due to cardiac ablation modalities. We propose to develop a cylindrical antenna array for near field microwave imaging using novel wire antenna elements. Fast and iterative reconstruction algorithms based on electromagnetic scattering and computational techniques will also be developed.''


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Keywords: Microwave Imaging Electromagnetic Scattering Cardiac Ablation Cardiac ischemia and Infarction Antenna arrays Complex dielectric constant

FOR Codes: Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases), Microwave and Millimetrewave Technology, Antenna Technology, Medical instrumentation, Communication equipment not elsewhere classified, Cardiovascular system and diseases, Microwave and Millimetrewave Theory and Technology, Medical Instruments, Antennas and Propagation, Wireless communication systems and technologies (incl. microwave and millimetrewave), Clinical health, Instrumentation