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Fundamental issues in antenna design for microwave medical imaging applications

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4 Author(s)
Fernando, M. ; Sch. of Comput. Eng. & Inf. Sci., Northumbria Univ., Newcastle upon Tyne, UK ; Busawon, K. ; Elsdon, M. ; Smith, D.

This paper surveys the development of microwave medical imaging and the fundamental challenges associated with microwave antennas design for medical imaging applications. Different microwave antennas used in medical imaging applications such as monopoles, bow-tie, vivaldi and pyramidal horn antennas are discussed. The challenges faced when the latter used in medical imaging environment are detailed. The paper provides the possible solutions for the challenges at hand and also provides insight into the modelling work which will help the microwave engineering community to understand the behaviour of the microwave antennas in coupling media.

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Communication Systems Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP), 2010 7th International Symposium on

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21-23 July 2010