MEDICAL PHYSICS, vol.47, pp.3113-3122, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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Title of Journal :
breast cancer, factorization method, magnetic nanoparticles, microwave imaging, qualitative inverse scattering, superparamagnetic iron oxides, FERROMAGNETIC-RESONANCE MEASUREMENTS, MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES, DIELECTRIC-PROPERTIES, LARGE-SCALE, SCATTERING
Female breast at macroscopic scale is a nonmagnetic medium, which eliminates the possibility of realizing microwave imaging of the breast cancer based on magnetic permeability variations. However, by administering functionalized, superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) as a contrast material to modulate magnetic permeability of cancer cells, a small variation on the scattered electric field from the breast is achievable under an external, polarizing magnetic field.