Events: Livsvetenskaper och teknik events at Chalmers University of TechnologyFri, 09 Nov 2018 08:00:02 +0100 reflexions on the future of microwave-based imaging and sensing techniques for medical applications<p>EDIT room, floor 3, Hörsalsvägen 11, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>Welcome to this seminar by Professor Jean-Charles Bolomey, University of Paris-Sud.​</p>​<span style="background-color:initial"><strong>Abstract </strong></span><div>After a long and complicated maturation process, it may be interestingly observed that an increasing number of microwave-based imaging systems are engaged in clinical assessments. Their results are impatiently expected for i) analyzing their performances, ii) to compare them when possible and iii) to identify how they could be improved in order to reach a recognized clinical acceptance. Considering both the impact of microwave technology developments boosted by the expected deployment of the 5G and related IoT devices, as well as the growing role of augmented/artificial intelligence algorithms on medical diagnosis, the current moment seems particularly appropriate to take a step back and to try envisioning the possible future(s) of microwaves as imaging and sensing as diagnosis modalities. Far from proposing a supposed ideal scenario, this presentation aims to provide some common sense recommendations for prospectively enlarging the field of opportunities enabling to exploit optimally the specificity of microwave-based devices.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Biography</strong></div> <div><div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/E2/Kalendarium/Bolomey_250px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" />Jean-Charles Bolomey graduated with a radio engineering degree from Supelec in 1963 and obtained his Ph.D. at Paris-Sud University where he became a professor in 1976. Since 1981, his research contributions have been devoted to innovative nearfield techniques in a broad sense, including antenna measurement, EMC testing as well as industrial, scientific, and medical (ISM) applications, and more particularly microwave-based imaging techniques. He has pioneered the modulated probe array technology, demonstrating its unrivaled accuracy/cost-effectiveness for fast near-field scanning. He has coauthored with Prof. F. Gardiol a reference book on principles and applications of the modulated scatterer technique (MST) and is holder of numerous <span style="background-color:initial">patents covering various MST-based probe array arrangements for microwave sensing and imaging systems; he founded the Microwave Vision Company SATIMO in 1986. He has actively contributed to several cooperative European programs ranging from microwave hyperthermia to industrial process tomography. His recent research was related to rapid specific absorption rate measurements. Diagnostic and imaging applications of very-near-field techniques constitute his current domain of investigation.</span></div> <div>He is currently contributing as a member of several Scientific and Technical Advisory Boards for European institutions and start-up companies. Professor Bolomey is fellow of the IEEE and was distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society from 2010 to 2013. He is Edmond S. Gillespie Fellow of the Antenna Measurement Technique Association (AMTA) from <span style="background-color:initial">whom he received the Distinguished Achievement Award in 2001. He received several awards including the 2004 Medal of the French URSI Chapter and recently the 2015 Joseph F. Keithley </span><span style="background-color:initial">Award from the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society and the 2017 Antenna Award of the European Association for Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP).</span></div></div> <div><br /></div>