This contribution presents a stacked-patch antenna designed for breast imaging. The design is compact (17 mm times 17 mm in cross section) and is well-matched from 4.5 GHz to nearly 9 GHz. Consideration is given to the ability of the antenna to radiate a broadband pulse into the breast, and the antenna is shown to perform well in this respect. An antenna array based around this element design is presented, along with a sample image from a phantom experiment.
|Translated title of the contribution||An improved hemispeherical antenna array design for breast imaging|
|Title of host publication||European Conference on Antennas and Propagation|
|Publisher||Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)|
|Pages||479 - 483|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2007|
|Event||2nd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation - Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
Duration: 1 Nov 2007 → …
|Conference||2nd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation|
|Period||1/11/07 → …|
Bibliographical noteName and Venue of Event: Edinburgh, UK
Rose publication type: Conference contribution
Sponsorship: The authors would like to acknowledge the support of the
Charitable Trustees of the United Bristol Hospitals and of
Micrima Ltd. (www.micrima.com).