Ultra-wideband radar methods and techniques of medical sensing and imaging

Christine N. Paulson, John T Chang, Carlos E. Romero, Joe Watson, F. J. Pearce, Nathan Levin

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45 Scopus citations


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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsB.M. Cullum, J.C. Carter
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventSmart Medical and Biomedical Sensor Technology III - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Oct 24 2005Oct 26 2005


OtherSmart Medical and Biomedical Sensor Technology III
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA


  • Cardiac
  • Hematoma
  • Imaging
  • Medical
  • Micro-power impulse radar
  • Respiratory
  • Ultra-wideband
  • UWB

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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