Study on the compromise between resolution and attenuation for breast imaging systems

S. Di Meo, A. Martellosio, M. Pasian, M. Bozzi, L. Perregrini, A. Mazzanti, F. Svelto, P. E. Summers, G. Renne, L. Preda, M. Bellomi

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Abstract

Microwave and mm-wave imaging systems for breast cancer detection are pursued to provide an additional technique with respect to current approaches, mostly based x-rays, ultrasounds, and magnetic resonance. The use of non-ionizing radiation and the relatively low cost are among the most important advantages, but often with resolution or attenuation below expectations for microwave and mm-wave systems, respectively. This paper presents a study based on experimental results, for the first time in the frequency range 0.5-50 GHz, where the potential resolution and propagation losses of breast cancer imaging systems are addressed. In particular, the dielectric properties of the human breast are derived from a systematic clinical campaign involving more than 50 patients, who provided more than 200 ex-vivo tissue samples. As an example, the comparison between a system intended to work at 5 GHz and a system designed at 30 GHz is addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EUCAP 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1041-1043
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9788890701870
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 15 2017
Event11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EUCAP 2017 - Paris, France
Duration: Mar 19 2017Mar 24 2017

Conference

Conference11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EUCAP 2017
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period3/19/173/24/17

Keywords

  • Attenuation
  • biomedical applications
  • breast cancer
  • dielectric properties
  • ex-vivo tissues
  • microwave and mm-wave imaging
  • resolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety Research
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation

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    Di Meo, S., Martellosio, A., Pasian, M., Bozzi, M., Perregrini, L., Mazzanti, A., Svelto, F., Summers, P. E., Renne, G., Preda, L., & Bellomi, M. (2017). Study on the compromise between resolution and attenuation for breast imaging systems. In 2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EUCAP 2017 (pp. 1041-1043). [7928693] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.23919/EuCAP.2017.7928693