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The Design and development of an integrated multi-functional microwave antenna structure for bilogical applications

Hancock, C.P. and Dharmasiri, N. and White, M. and Goodman, A.M. (2013) The Design and development of an integrated multi-functional microwave antenna structure for bilogical applications. IEEE Transaction on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 61 (5). pp. 2230-2241. DOI: 10.1109/TMTT.2013.2255620

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Abstract

A new multi-functional microwave antenna structure for use in biological applications in described. The antenna structure allows efficient propagation of Ku -band energy into biological tissue to perform in situ tissue characterization (measurement) and ablation or coagulation (treatment) of solid cancerous tumors and surrounding tissue. A calibration method that allows tissue characterization has been developed. The structure also supports a separate channel to allow material to be transported inside the structure without affecting the electromagnetic field propagation within the structure and the radiation pattern produced at the distal end. The structure is rigid and of small enough diameter to enable it to be introduced percutaneously into the human body under local anaesthesia.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Physical and Applied Sciences > School of Electronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2015 02:36
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2015 03:07
ISSN: 0018-9480
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/4796
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1109/TMTT.2013.2255620
Publisher: IEEE publishing
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