Advisor

Topsakal, Erdem

Committee Member

Liao, Jun

Committee Member

Cooper, Robert

Committee Member

Elder, Steven

Date of Degree

5-1-2011

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Abstract

The driving force behind this thesis was the need for developing tissue mimicking materials that can mimic the dielectric properties of various biological soft tissues to aid in the development and testing of electromagnetic medical devices. Materials that can mimic the dielectric properties of human skin, adipose, muscle, malignant and healthy fibroglandular tissue, liver, pancreas, and kidney within the frequency range of 500 MHz to 20 GHz have been characterized and tested. The tissue mimicking materials are used to construct biological phantoms for studies that involve the investigation of wireless medical telemetry and a microwave breast cancer detection device.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/15258

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