When Artech House authors write their books, we ask them what they want their readers to get out of the project. In this series, we show you what our authors, in their own words, wish to impart upon readers. Matteo Pastorino, author of Microwave Imaging Methods and Applications, describes what his book is about:
Microwave imaging is a noninvasive and nondestructive inspection modality, which has been considered a potentially effective diagnostic technique for a long time. Presently, it represents an ever expanding research area, which is characterized by a strong multidisciplinary nature. The range of applicative fields in which microwave imaging techniques may be an effective choice – both as stand-alone methods and combined with other more conventional diagnostic modalities – is very wide and ever growing, although with different potentialities.
The present book aims at presenting an overview of recently proposed microwave imaging methods and applications in different fields, such as civil and industrial engineering, subsurface prospection, security applications, and medical imaging. Although each aspect of this multidisciplinary diagnostic modality could be covered by one or more comprehensive monographs – and some excellent books are already available – we think that an overview about methods and applications could stimulate the reader along different directions. First of all, one may wish to consider applying these techniques in the area in which he is currently involved, possibly not yet included in the microwave imaging world. Secondly, new ideas on how to improve the existing systems and techniques could emerge by comparing what has been done in other contexts or applicative fields.
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