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Title: A wideband planar antenna for in-body imaging
Authors: Nilavalan, R
Craddock, IJ
Leendertz, J
Preece, A
Benjamin, R
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: Proceedings of the IEEE AP-S International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Washington, USA, July 2005. vol. 1B, pp. 848 - 851
Abstract: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. X-ray mammography is currently the most effective detection technique, however it suffers from a relatively high missed- and false-detection rates, involves uncomfortable compression of the breast and also entails exposure to ionizing radiation. Microwave detection of breast tumours is a potential non-ionising alternative being investigated by a number of groups. In these microwave-based systems, in a similar fashion to ground penetrating radars, microwaves are transmitted from an antenna or antenna array, and the received signals, which contain reflections from tumours, are recorded and analysed. A pre-requisite for all of these systems is a suitable antenna. This contribution presents in detail for the first time, an inexpensive, wideband, planar antenna design, specifically designed to radiate into breast tissue.
ISBN: 0-7803-8883-6
Appears in Collections:Electronic and Computer Engineering
Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering Research Papers

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