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Diagnostics 2018, 8(3), 61; https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics8030061

Effects of the Plastic of the Realistic GeePS-L2S-Breast Phantom

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Department of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, 41258 Gothenburg, Sweden
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Thayer’s School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
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Received: 29 June 2018 / Revised: 28 August 2018 / Accepted: 29 August 2018 / Published: 1 September 2018
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Abstract

A breast phantom developed at the Supelec Institute was interrogated to study its suitability for microwave tomography measurements. A microwave measurement system based on 16 monopole antennas and a vector network analyzer was used to study how the S-parameters are influenced by insertion of the phantom. The phantom is a 3D-printed structure consisting of plastic shells that can be filled with tissue mimicking liquids. The phantom was filled with different liquids and tested with the measurement system to determine whether the plastic has any effects on the recovered images or not. Measurements of the phantom when it is filled with the same liquid as the surrounding coupling medium are of particular interest. In this case, the phantom plastic has a substantial effects on the measurements which ultimately detracts from the desired images. View Full-Text
Keywords: breast cancer; microwave imaging; phantom; tomography breast cancer; microwave imaging; phantom; tomography
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Rydholm, T.; Fhager, A.; Persson, M.; Geimer, S.D.; Meaney, P.M. Effects of the Plastic of the Realistic GeePS-L2S-Breast Phantom. Diagnostics 2018, 8, 61.

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