Abstract

More than one million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the United States and more than ten thousand people die from the disease. Currently, there are some methods for early detection of skin cancers, like visual inspection, but improvements are needed. This paper presents a method involving microwave reflectometry as a diagnostic tool for detection of skin cancers. The results of measurements and simulations for normal and wet skin have been shown to distinguish among skin samples with different properties. Microwave measurements from lesions have also been presented which are used to distinguish between cancerous and benign lesions.

Meeting Name

2005 IEEE Instrumentationand Measurement Technology Conference

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Second Department

Chemistry

Keywords and Phrases

Basal Cell Carcinoma; Melanoma; Microwave Reflectometry; Relaxation Frequency

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2005 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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