Metasurface-Enhanced Antenna for Microwave Breast Imaging

Razzicchia E., Janjic A., Ghavami N., Akduman I., Cayoren M., Kosmas P.

16th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), Madrid, Spain, 27 March - 01 April 2022 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Madrid
  • Country: Spain
  • Keywords: metasurface-enhanced antennas, breast cancer, microwave imaging, Huygens principle-based algorithm
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, a hardware advancement for a microwave multi-static system for breast cancer detection is presented. In particular, we propose a metasurface-enhanced antenna capable of enhancing relevant "weak" signals backscattered by a tumour-mimicking target inserted in a breast phantom. Furthermore, we simulate a radar-based approach in CST Microwave Studio and use our previously developed Huygens principle-based algorithm to produce images of the target. Our results indicate that the proposed metasurface-enhanced antenna can improve target localization and decrease image artefacts.