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Research Article

Flexible Microwave Antenna Applicator for Chemothermotherapy of the Breast

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257509,
        author={Erdem Topsakal and Mustafa Asili and Pu Chen and Utkan Demirci and Nick Younan},
        title={Flexible Microwave Antenna Applicator for Chemothermotherapy of the Breast},
        proceedings={4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - "Transforming healthcare through innovations in mobile and wireless technologies"},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2014},
        month={12},
        keywords={thermotherapy microwave hyperthermia},
        doi={10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257509}
    }
    
  • Erdem Topsakal
    Mustafa Asili
    Pu Chen
    Utkan Demirci
    Nick Younan
    Year: 2014
    Flexible Microwave Antenna Applicator for Chemothermotherapy of the Breast
    MOBIHEALTH
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257509
Erdem Topsakal,*, Mustafa Asili1, Pu Chen2, Utkan Demirci2, Nick Younan1
  • 1: Mississippi State University
  • 2: Stanford University
*Contact email: topsakal@ece.msstate.edu

Abstract

In this letter, a flexible microwave antenna applicator is presented for mild microwave hyperthermia. The antenna used in this application is designed for high dielectric medium -like skin and tested on breast formed human-mimicking gels. Experiments showed that this method provides a considerable heating up to 4cm depth with 5W at 450 MHz to be used as a supporting method providing selective temperature increase for conventional treatments.