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Curto, S., Ruvio, G., Ammann, M.J. and Prakash, P. (2015) A Wearable Applicator for Microwave Hyperthermia of Breast Cancer: Performance Evaluation with Patient-Specific Anatomic Models. 2015 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA), Turin, 7-11 September 2015, 1159-1162.

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  • TITLE: Pencil Beam Grid Antenna Array for Hyperthermia Breast Cancer Treatment System

    AUTHORS: Mazhar Tayel, Tamer Abouelnaga, Azza Elnagar

    KEYWORDS: Breast Cancer, Hyperthermia, Grid Antenna Array, Pencil Beam

    JOURNAL NAME: Circuits and Systems, Vol.8 No.5, May 19, 2017

    ABSTRACT: In this paper, efficient, high gain and pencil beam grid antenna array is proposed for hyperthermia breast cancer therapy system. The proposed antenna bandwidth extends from 4.8 GHz to 4.9 GHz at resonant frequency of 4.86 GHz. This frequency band has been reported for the breast cancer hyperthermia therapy. The grid long and short sides are responsible for the undesired cross-polarized radiation and desired copolarized radiation, respectively. The unsuitability of the conventional grid antenna array is ensured by investigating its radiation properties. The proposed grid antenna array short side width is varied and its long side width is kept wide as possible to enhance the radiation properties and to reduce the losses. Also, a reflector has been used for gain enhancement purpose. The proposed grid antenna array achieves side lobe level and 3 dB beam width of —27.9 dB and 25.9° for the E-plane and —27.9 dB and 26.3° for the H-plane, respectively. The breast phantom is irradiated by both proposed and conventional grid antenna arrays for 10 minutes. The proposed grid antenna array achieves 8°C temperature increase within the breast phantom area compared to 2°C temperature increase for conventional one. The proposed grid antenna array is highly efficient, high gain and light weight, and it has a very suitable radiation property for hyperthermia breast cancer therapy.