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Sensors 2018, 18(2), 655; https://doi.org/10.3390/s18020655

Microwave Sensors for Breast Cancer Detection

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Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Instrument Science and Opto-Electronics Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009, China
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Institute of Biomedical Technologies, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
Received: 31 January 2018 / Revised: 18 February 2018 / Accepted: 20 February 2018 / Published: 23 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Label-Free Biosensors)
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Abstract

Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among females, early diagnostic methods with suitable treatments improve the 5-year survival rates significantly. Microwave breast imaging has been reported as the most potential to become the alternative or additional tool to the current gold standard X-ray mammography for detecting breast cancer. The microwave breast image quality is affected by the microwave sensor, sensor array, the number of sensors in the array and the size of the sensor. In fact, microwave sensor array and sensor play an important role in the microwave breast imaging system. Numerous microwave biosensors have been developed for biomedical applications, with particular focus on breast tumor detection. Compared to the conventional medical imaging and biosensor techniques, these microwave sensors not only enable better cancer detection and improve the image resolution, but also provide attractive features such as label-free detection. This paper aims to provide an overview of recent important achievements in microwave sensors for biomedical imaging applications, with particular focus on breast cancer detection. The electric properties of biological tissues at microwave spectrum, microwave imaging approaches, microwave biosensors, current challenges and future works are also discussed in the manuscript. View Full-Text
Keywords: lab-on-a-chip; label-free; breast cancer; microwave sensor; microwave imaging lab-on-a-chip; label-free; breast cancer; microwave sensor; microwave imaging
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