A Single Antenna Based Microwave System for Breast Cancer Detection: Experimental Results

Haoyu Zhang*, Tughrul Arslan, Brian Flynn

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In this paper, a single Ultra-wide Band (UWB) antenna based microwave imaging system for breast cancer detection is presented. In contrast to other breast cancer detection systems such as multi-static radar, the system presented here is only based on a single Vivaldi antenna, to collect signals by scanning a cancerous breast phantom. These collected signals contain cancerous tissue information, which are then post-processed to create a microwave image of the breast, with the tumour highlighted. To gain insight into the performance of this microwave system, numerical experimental results are measured using a gelatin-oil technology based realistic cancerous breast phantom, with simulated results being compared to demonstrate the suitability of this microwave imaging system for breast cancer detection.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 LOUGHBOROUGH ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION CONFERENCE (LAPC)
EditorsRM Edwards
Place of PublicationNEW YORK
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages477-481
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventLoughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC) - Loughborough, Loughborough, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Nov 201312 Nov 2013

Conference

ConferenceLoughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLoughborough, Leicestershire
Period11/11/1312/11/13

Keywords

  • Ultra-wideband
  • breast phantom
  • Vivaldi antenna

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