UWB breast cancer detection with numerical phantom and Vivaldi antenna

TitleUWB breast cancer detection with numerical phantom and Vivaldi antenna
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2011
Refereed DesignationRefereed
AuthorsRuvio, G, Ammann, MJ, John, M, Solimene, R, D'Alterio, A, Pierri, R
Conference NameInternational Conference on Ultra-Wideband ICUWB
Pagination8-11
Conference Start Date14/09/2011
Conference LocationBologna, Italy
Abstract

A detection algorithm is introduced for breast cancer diagnostics. A coaxial skin+breast tissue phantom has been used for numerical evaluations. The algorithm has been validated with both ideal and realistic sources. In particular, an antipodal Vivaldi antenna operating in the frequency range 1 – 2.5 GHz has been properly optimized for this application. A 5 mm thick tumor has been correctly detected in three different scenarios inside the breast tissue spanning from a subcutaneous to a deeper location.

URLhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6058929
DOI10.1109/ICUWB.2011.6058929
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