Title

Near-Field Microwave and mm-Wave Noninvasive Diagnosis of Human Skin

Abstract

Microwave and mm-wave reflectometry is one of the potential techniques for diagnosis of human skin for detection of diseases such as skin cancer. It is shown that using an open-ended waveguide probe, non-contact measurements of the reflection properties of skin may be conducted leading to distinction between dielectric properties of normal and diseased skin. This technique can then be extended into a differential technique which enables skin property differentiation independent of the location on the body. This paper discusses the basics of the method along with some preliminary results.

Meeting Name

IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurements and Applications (2009: May 29-30, Cetraro, Italy)

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Differential Probe; Microwaves; Millimeter Waves; Nearfield; Skin Cancer; Differential Technique; Human Skin; Mm-Wave; Non-Invasive Diagnosis; Noncontact Measurements; Open Ended Waveguides; Potential Techniques; Reflection Properties; Reflectometry; Skin Properties; Dermatology; Diagnosis; Dielectric Properties; Probes; Radio Waves

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

9781424435999

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2009 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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