Title

Millimeter Reflectometry As an Effective Diagnosis Tool for Skin Burn Injuries

Abstract

Accurate skin degree-of-burn assessment is critically important and can assist burn technicians and physicians to make appropriate treatment decisions. Millimeter wave imaging is a potential diagnosis tool capable of distinguishing between healthy and burned skin as the dielectric properties of the latter is significantly different from that of the former. In this paper, the layered model of human skin is used along with numerical electromagnetic simulations, at V-band (50-75 GHz), to demonstrate the potential for such diagnosis. In addition, an image of a burned pig skin is produced at V-band showing the potential of this methodology at millimeter wave frequencies.

Meeting Name

IEEE International Instrumentation and Technology Conference (2016: May 23-26, Taipei, Taiwan)

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Dielectric Properties; Nondestructive Examination; Burn Degree Assessment; Diagnosis Tools; Electromagnetic Simulation; Human Skin; Microwave Non-Destructive Testing; Millimeter Wave Frequencies; Millimeter-Wave Imaging; Reflectometry; Millimeter Waves; Microwave Nondestructive Testing

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

9781467392204

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1091-5281

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2016 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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