Mississippi State University
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Arts
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
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.
Dancsisin, Mary Virginia, "Characterization of tissue mimicking materials for testing of microwave medical devices" (2011). Theses and Dissertations. 1035.