A wideband planar antenna for in-body imaging

R Nilavalan, IJ Craddock, JA Leendertz, AW Preece, R Benjamin

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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
Translated title of the contributionA wideband planar antenna for in-body imaging
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 2005
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages848 - 851
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780388836
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005
EventIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 2005 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: 1 Jul 2005 → …


ConferenceIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 2005
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period1/07/05 → …

Bibliographical note

Name and Venue of Event: Washington, DC
Rose publication type: Conference contribution

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