Optimization and Engineering

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 597–610 | Cite as

Microwave tomographic imaging as a sequence of topology optimization problems

  • Eddie WadbroEmail author


Microwave tomography is an imaging technique with unique features for medical applications. This article presents a reconstruction procedure using a sequence of problems solved by topology optimization techniques. Each problem in this sequence is constructed using the solution of the previous one in combination with available a priori information about the unknown permittivities. Numerical examples illustrate the reconstruction procedure for the case when the sizes of the objects are of the same order as the wavelength. A good estimate of the permittivities is obtained using a priori information that the unknown permittivities vary within a given box and a bound on how lossy the unknown objects are.


Microwave tomography Topology optimization Helmholtz equation Inverse scattering problem 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information Technology, Division of Scientific ComputingUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

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