Evaluation of a hemi-spherical wideband antenna array for breast cancer imaging
Article first published online: 19 DEC 2008
Copyright 2008 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 43, Issue 6, December 2008
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2008), Evaluation of a hemi-spherical wideband antenna array for breast cancer imaging, Radio Sci., 43, RS6S06, doi:10.1029/2007RS003807., , , , and (
- Issue published online: 19 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 19 DEC 2008
- Manuscript Accepted: 1 OCT 2008
- Manuscript Revised: 11 JUN 2008
- Manuscript Received: 10 DEC 2007
- breast cancer detection;
- microwave imaging
 Using similar techniques to ground penetrating radars, microwave detection of breast tumors is a potential nonionizing and noninvasive alternative to traditional body-imaging techniques. In order to develop an imaging system, the team at Bristol have been working on a number of antenna array prototypes, based around a stacked-patch element, starting with simple pairs of elements and progressing to fully populated planar arrays. As the system commences human subject trials, a curved breast phantom has been developed along with an approximately hemi-spherical conformal array. This contribution will present details of the conformal array design and initial results from this unique experimental imaging system as applied to an anatomically shaped breast phantom.