Microwave imaging of breast cancer with factorization method: SPIONs as contrast agent

Cosgun S. , Bilgin E., Çayören M.

MEDICAL PHYSICS, vol.47, pp.3113-3122, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/mp.14156
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL PHYSICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.3113-3122
  • Keywords: 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.