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 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.