Cancer diagnosis

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Radar for cancer diagnosis

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women. Early-stage detection of tumors still promise for most efficient medical treatment and an allover rehabilitation of the patients. In addition to mammography and magnet resonance mammography, ultra wideband (UWB) Radar (<- hier bitte ein link zu Ultra wideband Radar bei technology) applications are a harmless technology which promise to be a complementary sensing technology to detect and locate tumors in the dimensions of a couple of mm [1] [2]. This is feasible due to the fact that the physiological signature of a tumor, i.e. the water content, is significantly different than the one of the surrounding tissue [3]. Moreover, UWB Radar exhibits non-ionizing radiation with low-power emission and has, compared with the alternatives for cancer detection, the potential for cost-efficient systems. Thus, research is performed for biomedical radar applications in the field of breast cancer detection and tumor localization since more than one decade.