Experimental phantom for contrast enhanced microwave breast cancer detection based on 3D-printing technology

Jochen Moll, Dennis Wörtge, Dallan Byrne, Maciej Klemm, Viktor Krozer

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Abstract

Rapid-prototyping techniques have been used in the past few years to create experimental phantoms for microwave breast cancer detection. After a literature review on existing phantom designs this paper introduces an advanced experimental model which allows for contrast enhanced microwave imaging within a hemispherical multistatic antenna arrangement. The proposed phantom is based on 3D printing technology and consists of geometric inclusions of different sizes which can be filled with tissue-mimicking liquids of varying dielectric contrast. This work is a step forward towards the development of standard breast phantoms that are already available for other modalities for medical diagnostics such as breast ultrasound, MRI etc.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2016)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of a meeting held 10-15 April 2016, Davos, Switzerland
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages2535-2538
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9788890701863
ISBN (Print)9781509022342
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016
Event10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2016 - Davos, Switzerland
Duration: 10 Apr 201615 Apr 2016

Conference

Conference10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2016
CountrySwitzerland
CityDavos
Period10/04/1615/04/16

Keywords

  • 3D-printing
  • experimental breast phantom
  • Microwave-based breast cancer detection
  • rapid prototyping

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