Millimeter Reflectometry As an Effective Diagnosis Tool for Skin Burn Injuries
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.
Y. Gao and R. Zoughi, "Millimeter Reflectometry As an Effective Diagnosis Tool for Skin Burn Injuries," Proceedings of the IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (2016, Taipei, Taiwan), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), May 2016.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/I2MTC.2016.7520407
IEEE International Instrumentation and Technology Conference (2016: May 23-26, Taipei, Taiwan)
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
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01 May 2016