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Anatomically Real Microwave Tissue Phantoms

  • Gyanendra SheoranEmail author
  • Vineeta Kumari
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Abstract

Artificial phantoms or bio-models are the replicas of human body tissues, which are utilized for modeling of microwave propagation in tissues. These phantoms are highly needed while developing, optimizing, and evaluating microwave imaging systems. Such tissue imitations should ideally reflect the 3D structure of the human tissues. Overall, the phantoms play a key factor for initial design and development of systems. The phantoms/models act as a bridge for transferring the microwave-based lab setups to the commercial systems. This chapter includes all the aspects of the phantoms: dielectric properties, types of tissues, materials, structural properties, prospect of durability and reproducibility of phantoms with complementary properties, and applications.

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Acknowledgement

The authors would like to acknowledge the assistance of Ms. Neelam Barak and Mr. Aijaz Ahmed of NIT Delhi in writing the book chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied SciencesNIT DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electronics and Communication EngineeringNIT DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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