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# Mathematical Problems in Microwave Medical Imaging

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## Abstract

The change in tissue structure due to cancer causes the index of refraction of the tissue to change. Hence the question is posed if it is possible to detect the presence of cancer by microwave imagining. In this paper we survey recent results we have obtained on the use of microwaves to detect leukemia in the bone marrow of the leg that suggest that this is possible. Our emphasis in this paper is on the mathematical problems that arise in this investigation.

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