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The system design of an integrated microwave imaging radar for the diagnostic screening of breasts cancer is presented. A custom integrated circuit implemented in a 65-nm CMOS technology and a pair of patch antennas realized on a planar laminate are proposed as the basic module of the imaging antenna array. The radar operates on the broad frequency range from 2 to 16 GHz with a dynamic range of 107 dB. Imaging experiments carried out on a realistic breast phantom show that the system is capable of detecting tumor targets with a resolution of 3 mm.
Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:61 , Issue: 5 )
Date of Publication: May 2013