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Ultra-wideband radar methods and techniques of medical sensing and imaging
Author(s): Christine N. Paulson; John T. Chang; Carlos E. Romero; Joseph Watson M.D.; Fred J. Pearce; Nathan Levin M.D.
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Paper Abstract

Ultra-wideband radar holds great promise for a variety of medical applications. We have demonstrated the feasibility of using ultra-wideband sensors for detection of internal injuries, monitoring of respiratory and cardiac functions, and continuous non-contact imaging of the human body. Sensors are low-power, portable, and do not require physical contact with the patient. They are ideal for use by emergency responders to make rapid diagnosis and triage decisions. In the hospital, vital signs monitoring and imaging application could improve patient outcomes. In this paper we present an overview of ultra-wideband radar technology, discuss key design tradeoffs, and give examples of ongoing research in applying ultra-wideband technology to the medical field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6007, Smart Medical and Biomedical Sensor Technology III, 60070L (11 November 2005);
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Christine N. Paulson, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
John T. Chang, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Carlos E. Romero, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Joseph Watson M.D., UC Davis Medical Ctr. (United States)
Fred J. Pearce, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (United States)
Nathan Levin M.D., Renal Research Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6007:
Smart Medical and Biomedical Sensor Technology III
Brian M. Cullum; J. Chance Carter, Editor(s)

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