An Antenna with an Embedded EBG Structure for Non Invasive Hyperthermia Cancer Treatment

Kasumawati, Bt Lias and Mohd Zulkarnaen, Ahmad Narihan and Norlida, Buniyamin (2015) An Antenna with an Embedded EBG Structure for Non Invasive Hyperthermia Cancer Treatment. In: Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, 8-10 IDecember 2014, Miri, Sarawak.

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Abstract

This paper describes the development on a microstrip antenna that is built with an electromagnetic band gap (EBG) structure integrated within the antenna. The antenna, termed EBG-microstrip (EBG-M) antenna is purposely built for use in a non-invasive hyperthermia cancer treatment. The EBG-M was built with the aim to improve penetration depth and reduce unwanted hot-spots which may damage surrounding healthy tissues during treatment procedures. In addition, this paper provides an overview of a few salient characteristic of an EBG structure which enables the reduction of the hot-spots. Finally, the results of a simulation using Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) that show a few of Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) distribution of the proposed EBGM antenna are provided. These preliminary results indicate that an EBG-M antenna have an ability to offer penetration depth with minimize unwanted hot spots which are not required for noninvasive hyperthermia cancer treatment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: microstrip antenna, electromagnetic band gap (EBG, Cancer Treatment, Hyperthermia, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2016 06:16
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2017 00:45
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/10311

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