Radio-Frequency Breast Cancer Imaging Considerations on a Simplified Cylindrical Phantom

TitleRadio-Frequency Breast Cancer Imaging Considerations on a Simplified Cylindrical Phantom
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsRuvio, G, Solimene, R, Ammann, MJ, Pierri, R
Conference Name10th International Congress of the European Bioelectromagnetic Association
PaginationID 5250
Conference Start Date21/02/2011
Conference LocationRome, Italy
ISBN Number978-88-8286-231-2
Abstract

Microwave imaging is a pervasive research field and is useful in numerous applicative diagnostic non-invasive contexts. This paper focuses on two aspects. First, we perform a numerical investigation to assess the role played by fundamental parameters (i.e. number of sensors, operating frequency bandwidth) on cancer detection. To this end, a simplified cylindrical phantom probed by ideal two-dimensional dipoles (i.e. infinitely long along the axis of invariance) is considered. Second, in order to focus on the role of the antennas, we analyze, still by numerical simulations and for a simplified breast model, how performances vary when a realistic antenna is adopted.

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