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dc.contributor.authorPollacco, Daphne Anne-
dc.contributor.authorCaligari Conti, Malcolm-
dc.contributor.authorFarrugia, Lourdes-
dc.contributor.authorSchembri-Wismayer, Pierre-
dc.contributor.authorFarina, Laura-
dc.contributor.authorSammut, Charles V.-
dc.identifier.citationPollacco, D. A., Caligari Conti, M., Farrugia, L., Schembri Wismayer, P., Farina, L., & Sammut, C. V. (2019). Dielectric properties of muscle and adipose tissue-mimicking solutions for microwave medical imaging applications. Physics in Medicine & Biology, 64(9), 095009.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThe aim of the present study was to synthesize mixture solutions which can accurately mimic the dielectric properties of biological tissues, specifically muscle and adipose tissues between 500 MHz and 50 GHz. Mixtures utilizing concentrations of bovine serum albumin (BSA) dissolved in phosphate buffered saline (PBS) and Ringer’s solutions were synthesized to mimic in vivo and ex vivo muscle tissues. Solutions consisting of concentrations of peanut oil and Triton X-100 (TX) in PBS and Ringer’s solutions were also synthesized to mimic in vivo and ex vivo adipose tissue. Results were then analysed and compared to measured dielectric properties of in vivo and ex vivo biological tissues from another previous study. Good agreement with said dielectric property measurements were obtained since the solutions from this study yielded low RMSE and RMSRE values. This implied that such solutions can be utilized in the construction of human body phantoms for narrowband and ultra-wideband microwave devices for near field breast cancer imaging.en_GB
dc.publisherIOP Publishingen_GB
dc.subjectMicrowave imaging in medicineen_GB
dc.subjectAdipose tissues -- Analysisen_GB
dc.subjectMuscles -- Analysisen_GB
dc.subjectDielectric measurementsen_GB
dc.subjectBreast -- Cancer -- Imagingen_GB
dc.subjectDielectrics -- Researchen_GB
dc.titleDielectric properties of muscle and adipose tissue-mimicking solutions for microwave medical imaging applicationsen_GB
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dc.publication.titlePhysics in Medicine & Biologyen_GB
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