A feasibility study of microjets applied to breast cancer detection

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Publication Type pre-print
School or College College of Engineering
Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Creator Simpson, Jamesina J.
Other Author Seidfaraji, Hamide; Hasan, Mehdi
Title A feasibility study of microjets applied to breast cancer detection
Date 2012-01-01
Description The feasibility of detecting small tumors of diameter 0.5mm inside a human breast is demonstrated using microjets. Microjets are photonic nanojets scaled to microwave frequencies wherein a plane-wave-illuminated dielectric sphere produces a high-intensity, narrow beam of light extending from the shadow-side surface. Contrasting electromagnetic properties (permittivity and conductivity) of normal and malignant breast tissue are the basis for the detection via a simple image processing approach to extract the backscattering from the tumor. Simple proof-of-concept simulation results are presented to illustrate the effectiveness of the new approach.
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Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
First Page 949
Last Page 951
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Seidfaraji, H., Hasan, M., & Simpson, J. J. (2012). A feasibility study of microjets applied to breast cancer detection. Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA12, 949-51.
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Date Created 2012-12-11
Date Modified 2012-12-11
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m62411
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