Electromagnetic Torso Scanning: A Review of Devices, Algorithms, and Systems

Sasan Ahdi Rezaeieh, Amin Darvazehban, Azin S Janani, Amin M Abbosh
2021 Biosensors  
The past decade has witnessed a surge into research on disruptive technologies that either challenge or complement conventional thoracic diagnostic modalities. The non-ionizing, non-invasive, compact, and low power requirements of electromagnetic (EM) techniques make them among the top contenders with varieties of proposed scanning systems, which can be used to detect wide range of thoracic illnesses. Different configurations, antenna topologies and detection or imaging algorithms are utilized
more » ... n these systems. Hence, to appreciate their progress and assess their potential, a critical review of EM thoracic scanning systems is presented. Considering the numerous thoracic diseases, such as fatty liver disease, lung cancer, respiratory and heart related complications, this paper will exclusively focus on torso scanning systems, tracing the early foundation of research that studied the possibility of using EM waves to detect thoracic diseases besides exploring recent progresses. The advantages and disadvantages of proposed systems and future possibilities are thoroughly discussed.
doi:10.3390/bios11050135 pmid:33925401 fatcat:svdinyvk3zbvvfw2oao3irwjfq