Forward-backward time-stepping is a unique approach for solving electromagnetic inverse scattering problems in the time domain. In this paper, the technique is applied to a realistic, heterogeneous breast model. The ability to detect a 5-mm diameter malignancy and provide substantial quantitative information about the breast's composition is demonstrated.
This paper presents recent advances in a 3-D inverse scattering technique, called forward-backward time-stepping (FBTS), applied to the reconstruction of the microwave properties of the breast. The FBTS algorithm is utilized for a numerical-based study of a 3-D breast model based on an MRI. Several illumination schemes, based on different microwave… (More)
This paper concerns the optimization and performance analysis of an automatic control algorithm for managing power output of large multielement array hyperthermia applicators. Simulation and corresponding measurement of controller performance in a solid tissue equivalent phantom model is utilized for analysis of controller response to dynamically varying… (More)