Abstract This paper reports a novel method of in-vitro thyroid function analysis based on the measurement of the dielectric
properties of blood at microwave frequencies. The measurements were made using
rectangular cavity perturbation technique at the S-band of microwave frequency
with the different samples obtained from healthy donors as well as from
patients. It is observed that an appreciably change in the dielectric
properties of patient samples with that of nor-mal healthy samples and this
measurements are in good agreement with clinical analysis. These results
indicate an al-ternative in-vitro method of diagnosing thyroid
abnormalities using microwaves.
Cite this paper
A. Lonappan, "Novel Method of Detecting Thyroid Disfunction Using Microwaves," Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications, Vol. 4 No. 5, 2012, pp. 212-215. doi: 10.4236/jemaa.2012.45029.