By Topic

FDTD analysis of the radiometric temperature measurement of a bilayered biological tissue using a body-contacting waveguide probe

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Lin-Kun Wu ; Inst. of Commun. Eng., Nat. Chiao Tung Univ., Hsinchu, Taiwan ; Nieh, W.K.

Radiometric signal received by an open-ended rectangular waveguide probe in direct contact with a bilayered biological tissue is analyzed by the FDTD method. A two-layer tissue model consists of an outer thin skin layer over a semi-infinite fat layer is analyzed for a X-band total power radiometer. A spherical tumor with same permittivity as, but slightly higher temperature than, the surrounding normal fat tissue is assumed to exist inside the fat tissue. Active probe characteristics are analyzed first using the FDTD method for a propagating, sinusoidally time-varying, TE10 type of excitation source. For the same waveguide probe operated as the radiometer antenna, radiometric weighting factors associated with individual tissue cells are then derived from the FDTD calculated field values. Near field radiating characteristics of the probe and radiometric signals determined for tumors of various size and depth are discussed. The presence of the skin is found to result in a lower power transmission coefficient across the probe aperture and significantly lower absorbed powers by fat; both of these contribute to the much lower radiometric signals observed

Published in:

Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:43 ,  Issue: 7 )