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1. (WO2018029488) A MEDICAL IMAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/029488    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2017/052375
Publication Date: Fri Feb 16 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Aug 12 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61B 5/05
Applicants: MICRIMA LIMITED
Inventors: BORE, Chris
Title: A MEDICAL IMAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD
Abstract:
A medical imaging system 2 comprising: a microwave antenna array 6 comprising a plurality of antennae 16 which are spaced from one another, the plurality of antennae defining a transmitting antenna and receiving antennae, wherein the transmitting antenna is configured to transmit microwave signals so as to illuminate a body part 36 of a patient and the receiving antennae are configured to receive the microwave signals following scattering within the body part; wherein the microwave antenna array has a plurality of configurations defining positions of the plurality of antennae relative to the body part, wherein in each configuration the plurality of antennae are located at positions which are unoccupied in the other configurations; the medical imaging system further comprising: an actuator 8 configured to move the microwave antenna array between the plurality of configurations so as to position the plurality of antennae at previously unoccupied positions; and a processor 4 configured to obtain a data set for the microwave signals produced in each of the plurality of configurations of the microwave antenna array and to generate an output indicative of the internal structure of the body part from a concatenation of the data sets.