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Biomedical imaging with radio-frequency radiometry
Author(s): Andrew Nguyen
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Paper Abstract

We present a technique for biomedical imaging without radiation. The technique is based on the principles of thermal radiation and RF radiometry, which can be used to generate tomographic images for medical diagnosis such as early detection of breast cancer. Thermal radiation refers to the blackbody radiation emitted by matter, which extends all through the electromagnetic spectrum. By wirelessly measuring this thermal radiation transmitted by the patient's body and internal tissues at RF frequencies using RF radiometry, a mapping of the temperature distribution can be established, from which information such as images of the body and internal tissues can be formed. Biomedical imaging using RF radiometry is valuable for biomedical imaging applications as it promises to retain the full benefits of RF imaging without exposing patients to radiation, thus benefiting not only patients but also health-care professionals and industries.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 April 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7295, Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2009, 72952V (9 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.820125
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Andrew Nguyen, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7295:
Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2009
Tribikram Kundu, Editor(s)

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