Experimental Microwave Breast Cancer Detection with Oil-in-Gelatin Phantom

TitleExperimental Microwave Breast Cancer Detection with Oil-in-Gelatin Phantom
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2013
Refereed DesignationRefereed
AuthorsRuvio, G, Solimene, R, Cuccaro, A, Browne, JE, Gaetano, D, Ammann, MJ
Conference NameInternational Conference Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications
Pagination871-874
Conference Start Date09/09/2013
PublisherInstitute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers Antennas and Propagation Society & URSI
Conference LocationTorino, Italy
Abstract

Breast phantoms based on oil-in-gelatine emulsions can reproduce the electric properties of various normal and malignant breast tissues. They comprise materials which contain varying percentages of a solution of 50% kerosene, 50% safflower oil and gelatine, providing a wide range of dielectric properties [1]. A breast phantom was manufactured in order to reproduce heterogeneous and anthropomorphic structures with stable mechanical and electromagnetic properties (Fig. 1a). The dispersive behavior of skin, adipose, fibro-connective, fibro-glandular and tumor properties was measured over a large frequency range spanning from 500 MHz to 4 GHz using a coaxial probe (Fig. 1b). The detection of a 5-mm diameter tumor was evaluated through a printed monopole antenna that scanned the phantom in a mono-static radar configuration.

URLhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6632362
DOI10.1109/ICEAA.2013.6632362
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