The Electromagnetic Imaging Laboratory is located in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Manitoba. The main application areas are Microwave and Ultrasound Tomography, RADAR Identification and Imaging, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Computational electromagnetics and numerical modelling, optimization techniques, and inverse problems are the main areas of research.
The laboratory has been pushing forward in the area of microwave tomography (MWT) for biomedical imaging applications. The state-of-the-art laboratory was recently completed, funded by a three year $900K grant from Western Economic Development Canada, as well as various other sources, including NSERC, CFI, and CancerCare Manitoba. Several MWT prototype systems have been developed and the lab has recently completed their first human limb imaging trials. Basic research in MWT includes system design, algorithm development, as well as novel data acquisition and calibration methods. Researchers in the group work with various external collaborators including CancerCare Manitoba, Element Life Science, and IMRIS, Inc. Recently, the lab was awarded a three year Strategic Projects Grant from NSERC to study methods of improving the accuracy and resolution of the obtained images. The lab also works on the design and modelling of MRI RF coils allowing their use in interoperative imaging applications.