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dc.contributor.advisor Joines, William T en_US
dc.contributor.author Stang, John en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-02T16:24:58Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-02T16:24:58Z
dc.date.issued 2008-12-11 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/924
dc.description Dissertation en_US
dc.description.abstract <p>A 3D microwave imaging system suitable for clinical trials has been developed. The anatomy, histology, and pathology of breast cancer were all carefully considered in the development of this system. The central component of this system is a breast imaging chamber with an integrated 3D antenna array containing 36 custom designed bowtie patch antennas that radiate efficiently into human breast tissue. 3D full-wave finite element method models of this imaging chamber, complete with full antenna geometry, have been developed using Ansoft HFSS and verified experimentally. In addition, an electronic switching system using Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) absorptive RF multiplexer chips, a custom hardware control system with a parallel port interface utilizing TTL logic, and a custom software package with graphical user interface using Java and LabVIEW have all been developed. Finally, modeling of the breast (both healthy and malignant) was done using published data of the dielectric properties of human tissue, confirming the feasibility of cancer detection using this system.</p> en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Engineering, Electronics and Electrical en_US
dc.subject Microwave imaging en_US
dc.subject Medical screening en_US
dc.subject Antennas en_US
dc.subject Mammography en_US
dc.subject Early detection en_US
dc.title A 3D Active Microwave Imaging System for Breast Cancer Screening en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.department Electrical and Computer Engineering en_US

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