Near-Field Microwave and mm-Wave Noninvasive Diagnosis of Human Skin
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.
S. Kharkovsky et al., "Near-Field Microwave and mm-Wave Noninvasive Diagnosis of Human Skin," Proceedings of the IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurements and Applications (2009, Cetraro, Italy), pp. 5 - 7, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), May 2009.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMEA.2009.5167943
IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurements and Applications (2009: May 29-30, Cetraro, Italy)
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
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01 May 2009