Feasibility Study for the Development of a Device for Pathological Tissue

병리학적 조직 진단장치 개발에 대한 타당성 분석 연구

  • Ko Chea-Ok (Department of Radio and Science Engineering, Chungnam University) ;
  • Park Min-Young (Department of Radio and Science Engineering, Chungnam University) ;
  • Kim Jeong-Lan (Department of Radio and Science Engineering, Chungnam University) ;
  • Lee Ae-Kyoung (EME Research Team, Radio Technology Group, ETRI) ;
  • Choi Hyung-Do (EME Research Team, Radio Technology Group, ETRI) ;
  • Choi Jae-Ic (Future Fundamental Research Team, Redio Technology Group ETRI) ;
  • Pack Jeong-Ki (Department of Radio and Science Engineering, Chungnam University)
  • 고채옥 (충남대학교 전파공학과) ;
  • 박민영 (충남대학교 전파공학과) ;
  • 김정란 (충남대학교 전파공학과) ;
  • 이애경 (한국전자통신연구원 전자파환경연구팀) ;
  • 최형도 (한국전자통신연구원 전자파환경연구팀) ;
  • 최재익 (한국전자통신연구원 미래원천연구팀) ;
  • 백정기 (충남대학교 전파공학과)
  • Published : 2006.04.01

Abstract

In this paper, a new method for detecting breast cancer is proposed, which utilizes dielectric characteristics of pathological tissues and time delay of back scattered response, and its feasibility was investigated. We have developed a detection algorithm and verified it by numerical simulation and measurement for a prototype system. For a prototype system, we have fabricated experimental model(artificial breast with a cancer) and UWB(ultra-wideband) antenna. The results of the measurement simulation show an excellent detection capability of a cancer tissue. It is found that a good UWB antenna and a good calibration signal are key elements of such detection system. Further study is ongoing to develop a commercial system.

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