Nine. Microwave Imaging Apparatuses and Systems

  1. Matteo Pastorino

Published Online: 26 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470602492.ch9

Microwave Imaging

Microwave Imaging

How to Cite

Pastorino, M. (2010) Microwave Imaging Apparatuses and Systems , in Microwave Imaging, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470602492.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 24 MAR 2010

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Microwave and Optical Engineering

Book Series Editors:

  1. Kai Chang

Series Editor Information

  1. Texas A&M University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470278000

Online ISBN: 9780470602492



  • microwave imaging;
  • scanning systems;
  • tomography


As far as instrumentation for microwave imaging is concerned, it should be mentioned that illuminating-receiving systems are essentially based on two different approaches. The first one concerns the use of one or more probes operating in a real or synthetic mode. The second approach involves the use of passive probes that are sequentially modulated. Scanning systems for tomography are often composed of circular arrays of antennas. This chapter considers the configuration of one of the first proposed imaging systems working at microwaves, namely, the scanning system developed for medical purposes at the Polytechnic University of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Concerning the transmitting and receiving antennas for imaging systems, the choice depends again on the configuration. Several tomographic systems use dipoles, which ensure a wide beamwith in the azimuthal plane and an acceptably narrow beamwidth in the elevation.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

antenna arrays; computerised tomography; image scanners; microwave imaging