An Inverse Scattering Approach Based on Inhomogeneous Medium Green's Functions for Microwave Imaging of Brain Strokes

Arici E. K., Yapar A.

ADVANCED ELECTROMAGNETICS, vol.8, no.2, pp.53-58, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.7716/aem.v8i2.990
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.53-58
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, an inverse scattering approach is investigated for the detection and imaging of an abnormal structure (a bleeding or a stroke) inside the human brain. The method is mainly based on the solution of an integral equation whose kernel is the Green's function of the inhomogeneous medium (corresponding to a human head model) which is obtained by a numerical approach based on Method of Moments (MoM). In this context, an inverse scattering problem related to the difference of healthy and unhealthy brain models is formulated and a difference function is obtained which indicates the region where the anomaly is located by solving this inverse problem. In order to reduce the reflection effects caused by the electromagnetic differences between the free space and the brain, a matching medium is used as the background space.