Development of a portable setup suitable for in vivo measurement of the dielectric properties of biological tissues

L. Farina, G. Ruvio, R. Pinto, L. Vannucci, M. Cavagnaro, V. Lopresto

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Abstract

In the present paper, a preliminary study for the development of a portable setup suitable for in vivo measurements of tissue dielectric properties is presented. The setup consists of a hand-held spectrum analyzer, equipped with a tracking generator to operate as a vector network analyzer, and an in-house software for the post-processing of measured parameters. The proposed setup was optimized to operate in a broad frequency band (from 500 MHz to 3 GHz), minimizing the measurement uncertainty. The reliability of the setup was assessed through a comparative study with a commercial system, measuring the dielectric properties of reference liquids and ex vivo biological tissue samples.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EUCAP 2017 - Paris, France
Duration: 15 May 2017 → …

Conference

Conference11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EUCAP 2017
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period15/5/17 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Safety Research
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation

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Farina, L., Ruvio, G., Pinto, R., Vannucci, L., Cavagnaro, M., & Lopresto, V. (2017). Development of a portable setup suitable for in vivo measurement of the dielectric properties of biological tissues. Paper presented at 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EUCAP 2017, Paris, France. https://doi.org/10.23919/EuCAP.2017.7928435