TITLE

Microwaves join fight for cancer detection

AUTHOR(S)
Coppinger, Rob
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);3/19/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7647, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A low power microwave device for both medical and security applications is being developed at Northumbria University, England. The system can penetrate clothes and the skin and take images of hidden weapons and cancerous cells. The reflected microwaves are analyzed by computer to generate holograms, or 3D images, of the area of interest. This device is safer than X-rays which use DNA-damaging ionizing radiation. Microwaves are non-ionizing radiation. Potential DNA damage means that security personnel in the U.S. cannot X-ray everyone they want to, as this could lead to lawsuits.
ACCESSION #
12661312

 

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