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Microwaves for medical imaging: Some possible pathways for an accelerated progress towards clinical practice

Lorenzo Crocco.

Abstract
The talk will start from a brief review of the physical basis of microwave
imaging for medical diagnostics and of the challenges that have to be faced in
this technology, to present three areas which are possibly the most promising
ones for a fruitful application of microwave imaging in the medical arena. The
first one is the monitoring of brain injuries, which is a topic of increasing
importance for its impact on the European health system in the ageing society.
In particular, it will be discussed how microwave imaging can play a role
both in the detection of the diseases in the early stage and in their clinical
follow-up, by filling the gap between current diagnostic modalities and the
need of continuous monitoring at the patient's bed. The second one is the
potential of enhancing the capabilities of microwave imaging by means of
contrast agents. Indeed, while contrast enhancement is a common practice to
improve performances in medical imaging,

Key words: it presents even some remarkable and specific advantages in microwave imaging, provided suitable contrast agents are adopted. Third, and not last, the intrinsically dual nature of microwaves, which are not only a diagnostic tool, but also a therapeutic means (hyperthermia, thermo-ablation), makes them a suitable candidate to address the emerging paradigm of theranostics, wherein the imaging capability provide the basis for truly patient specific


 
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