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3. MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES
Microwave imaging is a pervasive research field and
is useful in numerous applicative diagnostic noninvasive contexts. This paper focuses on two aspects. First, we perform a numerical investigation to assess the role played by fundamental parameters (i.e. number of sensors, operating frequency bandwidth) on cancer detection. To this end, a simplified cylindrical phantom probed by ideal two-dimensional dipoles (i.e. infinitely long along the axis of invariance) is considered. Second, in order to focus on the role of the antennas, we analyze, still by numerical simulations and for a simplified breast model, how performances vary when a realistic antenna is adopted.
G. Ruvio, R. Solimene, A. D’Alterio, M. J. Ammann, R. Pierri,” Radio-frequency breast cancer imaging results for a simplified cylindrical phantom,” 10th Int. Conference of the European Bioelectromagnetics Association, 2010, ID 5250, ISBN 978-88-8286-231-2