Feasibility Study for the Development of a Device for Detecting Pathological Tissues

병리학적 조직 진단장치 개발에 대한 타당성 분석 연구

  • Ko, Chea-Ok (Department of Radio Science & Engineering Chungnam National University) ;
  • Park, Min-Young (Department of Radio Science & Engineering Chungnam National University) ;
  • Pack, Jeong-Ki (Department of Radio Science & Engineering Chungnam National University)
  • 고채옥 (충남대학교 전파공학과) ;
  • 박민영 (충남대학교 전파공학과) ;
  • 백정기 (충남대학교 전파공학과)
  • Published : 2005.11.05

Abstract

X-ray is currently most effective method in detecting small malignant breast tumors but has the several problems due to suppressing breast, ionizing radiation and not detecting small cancer. In this paper, a new method is proposed by using dielectric characteristics of pathological tissues and time delay of backscattered response. We have developed a detection algorithm and verified it by numerical simulation and measurement for a prototype system. For a prototype system, we have fabricated experimental model(artificial breast with a cancer) and UWB(ultra-wideband) antenna. The results of the measurement simulation show an excellent detection capability of a cancer tissue. It is found that a good UWB antenna is a key element of such detection system. Further study is ongoing to develop a commercial system.

Keywords

Microwave imaging;UWB;Detection;Breast cancer;Confocal