Monitoring tumor response during chemotherapy treatment with Microwave Imaging

Janjic A., Yılmaz Abdolsaheb T. , Çayören M. , Akduman İ. , Crocco L.

14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), Copenhagen, Denmark, 15 - 20 March 2020 identifier identifier


Chemotherapy treatment is a commonly used approach for treatment of localized malignant breast tumors. Ensuring accurate and reliable monitoring of the malignant tumor response to therapy can lead to the better follow-up care; thus, it would aid to increase the patient survival rate. In this paper, we introduce a microwave imaging system that can be used for breast cancer diagnostics and monitoring. The system is modeled in CST Microwave Studio and homogeneous breast model was used in order to assess its performance. Additionally, we propose a qualitative inverse scattering approach based on factorization method which allows us to monitor disease's evolution during and after the treatment. Results reported present preliminary assessment of proposed imaging approach and serve as a guideline for future work considerations.