A Comparative Study of Skin Phantoms for Microwave Applications

Lena Kranold, Jasmine Boparai, Leonardo Fortaleza, Milica Popovic

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Abstract

In the here-reported study, we investigated the dielectric properties of three different skin-mimicking materials used in the reported controlled experiments for development and testing of microwave-range medical devices. Each of the phantom materials under consideration is tested in two forms: a thicker, larger block and a 2-mm sheet. The measured properties are compared to a reference of human skin tissue measurements from literature. Depending on the frequency range of the medical device in development, some phantoms are more suitable to represent human skin than others. We observe that all phantoms still show lower dielectric properties than the human skin reference, but are suitable representations of skin at microwave applications if used as 2-mm thin layers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationEnabling Innovative Technologies for Global Healthcare, EMBC 2020
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages4462-4465
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728119908
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2020 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 20 Jul 202024 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Volume2020-July
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2020
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal
Period20/07/2024/07/20

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