An active microwave sensor for near field imaging

Mirza, Ahmed Faraz, See, Chan ORCID: 0000-0001-8439-7321, Danjuma, Isah Musa, Asif, R., Abd-Alhameed, R.A., Noras, J.M., Clarke, R.W. and Excell, Peter (2017) An active microwave sensor for near field imaging. IEEE Sensors Journal, 17 (9). pp. 2749-2757. ISSN 1530-437x

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Abstract

Near field imaging using microwaves in medical applications is of great current interest for its capability and accuracy in identifying features of interest, in comparison with other known screening tools. This paper documents microwave imaging experiments on breast cancer detection, using active antenna tuning to obtain matching over a wide bandwidth. A simple phantom consisting of a plastic container with a low dielectric material emulating fatty tissue and a high dielectric constant object emulating a tumor is scanned between 4 to 8 GHz with a UWB microstrip antenna. Measurements indicate that this prototype microwave sensor is a good candidate for such imaging applications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cancer detection, near field imaging, ultra-wideband, microstrip antenna, microwave imaging
Divisions: School of Engineering > Engineering
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2017 10:21
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2018 15:38
Identification Number: 10.1109/JSEN.2017.2673961
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1176

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