Ian J. Craddock

Ian J. Craddock

Senior Member, IEEE. Ian J. Craddock is full Professor at the University of Bristol, UK and Director of the flagship ”SPHERE” IRC. He has been working in RF medical imaging for 10 years and he founded a company that is currently completing regulatory approval of a commercial RF breast imaging device. He has published well over 100 papers. He serves on the Steering Board of the University’s Health Research Institute. He is also separately employed by Toshiba as Managing Director of their Telecommunications Research Lab in Bristol, responsible for a portfolio of both internal and collaborative communications, healthcare and smart city research.


  • Compound Radar Approach for Breast Imaging
    Compound Radar Approach for Breast Imaging

    This paper considers the problem of detecting tumour targets within breast phantoms using multistatic radar. To accurately image small, potentially cancerous targets, a significant number of multistatic channels are required in order to adequately calibrate-out unwanted skin reflections and increase immunity to clutter. However, increasing the density of antennas within an array is inevitably limited by the geometry of the microwave elements designed for biological applications. A novel compound imaging approach is presented to overcome these constraints and improve the imaging performance of a multistatic radar modality. Experimental data is acquired to evaluate the algorithm using constructed phantoms of varying complexity.


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