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

Cosgun S. , Bilgin E., Çayören M.

MEDICAL PHYSICS, cilt.47, ss.3113-3122, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 47
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/mp.14156
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3113-3122


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.