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Anatomy and Dielectric Properties of the Breast and Breast Cancer

  • Martin O’Halloran
  • Dallan Byrne
  • Raquel Cruz Conceição
  • Edward Jones
  • Martin Glavin
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Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Abstract

In this chapter, the anatomy of the breast is presented first. The anatomy of the breast is described primarily from the perspective of microwave imaging, with a focus on the various layers and structure of the breast with differing dielectric properties. Next, the disease of breast cancer is discussed, including the cellular origins of the disease, the variants or types of the disease and the grading of breast cancer. The chapter concludes with an in-depth review of both historical and recent studies of the dielectric properties of healthy and cancerous breast tissue.

Keywords

Dielectric Property Breast Tissue Electrical Impedance Tomography Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Malignant Tissue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin O’Halloran
    • 1
  • Dallan Byrne
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Raquel Cruz Conceição
    • 5
  • Edward Jones
    • 1
  • Martin Glavin
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrical and Electronic EngineeringNational University of IrelandGalwayIreland
  2. 2.Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of BristolBristolUK
  3. 3.formerly at Electrical and Electronic EngineeringNational University of IrelandGalwayIreland
  4. 4.Department of Electrical & Electronic EngineeringUniversity of BristolBristolUK
  5. 5.Faculdade de Ciências, Instituto de Biofísica e Engenharia BiomédicaUniversidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal

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