A Millimeter-Wave based Measuring Method for the Differentiation of Atherosclerotic Plaques

Christoph Baer, Gordon Notzon, Christoph Dahl, Christian Schulz, Bianca Will, Ilona Rolfes, Thomas Musch

IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on RF and Wireless Technologies for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications (IMWS-BIO 2013), pp. 1-4, DOI: 10.1109/IMWS-BIO.2013.6756167, Singapore, Dec 9 – 11, 2013


In this contribution, a novel measuring method for the differentiation of intra vascular plaque types is presented. The proposed method operates contact free because of the mm-wave based approach. Fundamentals concerning material properties of blood and plaque, and electromagnetic barrier reflections are discussed. Furthermore, a test setup consisting of a miniaturized sensor setup is introduced that clarifies the measuring concept. Additionally, results of 3D electromagnetic field simulations as well as first measurements ex situ performed on non-human genetic materials are shown and discussed in detail.


tags: 3D, electromagnetic, field, intra, miniaturized, plaque, sensor;, simulations;, vascular