Special Issue "Electromagnetic Imaging for a Novel Generation of Medical Devices"

A special issue of Diagnostics (ISSN 2075-4418). This special issue belongs to the section "Medical Imaging".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Panos Kosmas
Guest Editor
Department of Engineering, King’s College London, UK
Interests: computational electrodynamics (FDTD); antennas and microwave engineering; physics-based signal processing; medical imaging
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Dr. Lorenzo Crocco
Guest Editor
Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment, National Research Council of Italy (IREA-CNR), 80124 Napoli, Italy
Interests: electromagnetics; imaging; radar; inverse problems
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Prof. Francesca Vipiana
Guest Editor
Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino, Italy
Interests: computational electromagnetics; integral equations; method of moments; hierarchical preconditioning schemes; advanced quadrature integration schemes
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The application of microwave technologies in medical imaging and diagnostics is an emerging topic within the electromagnetic (EM) engineering community. Developments in hardware and algorithms are paving the way for a new generation of low-cost, portable, and accurate microwave imaging systems, which could tackle various current challenges in medical diagnostics. The Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action EMERALD is an important initiative in this research area, which brings together leading European engineering groups involved in EM technology for medical imaging. EMERALD’s aim is to form a cohort of highly skilled researchers capable of accelerating the translation of this technology “from research bench to patient bedside.”

The aim of this Special Issue is to showcase the depth and breadth of research within EMERALD towards developing novel EM medical diagnostics devices. To this end, the issue will solicit original articles from EMERALD’s consortium, which involves academic institutions, industrial partners, hospitals and university medical centers (as partner organizations). Moreover, the Special Issue welcomes review articles from world experts in this area outside of EMERALD, with the aim to provide an overview of complementary research in microwave medical imaging. These should be articles summarising research from groups and/or projects that have been active in this area for years, rather than new contributions.

Authors who are interested in submitting a paper and are not members of the EMERALD consortium should contact the Guest Editors for a discussion on their contribution.

Dr. Panos Kosmas
Dr. Francesca Vipiana
Dr. Lorenzo Crocco
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Diagnostics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Medical imaging
  • Microwave theranostics
  • Electromagnetic imaging
  • Point-of-care diagnosis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: UWB Antenna for Biomedical Microwave Imaging Applications
Authors: O. Fiser et al.
Affiliation: Czech Technical University in Prague

Title: Experimental validation of a microwave brain imaging prototype to monitor stroke
Authors: D. Rodriguez et al
Affiliation: Polytechnic University of Torino

Title: Microwave imaging for ablation monitoring
Authors: M. Wang et al
Affiliation: CNR-IREA

Title: Metamaterial antennas for microwave brain imaging witout a coupling medium
Authors: E. Razzicchia et al
Affiliation: King’s College London

Title: Sparse Microwave Brain Imaging
Authors: M. Nikolic et al
Affiliation: Technical University of Belgrade

Title: Novel approach on microwave hyperthermia for breast cancer
Authors: G. Altinas et al
Affiliation: Istanbul Technical University

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