Effects of the Plastic of the Realistic GeePS-L2S-Breast Phantom
Journal article, 2018

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.

microwave imaging

tomography

phantom

breast cancer

Author

Tomas Rydholm

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Biomedical Electromagnetics

Andreas Fhager

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Biomedical Electromagnetics

Mikael Persson

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik

Shireen D. Geimer

Paul M Meaney

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Biomedical Electromagnetics

Diagnostics

2075-4418 (ISSN) 2075-4418 (eISSN)

Vol. 8 3 61

Areas of Advance

Life Science Engineering (2010-2018)

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

Medical Image Processing

DOI

10.3390/diagnostics8030061

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9/12/2018