As you probably already know by now, microwave technology has a lot more applications than just heating up food. Here is another one already in development…
Researchers are studying and testing new ways to get good images of human tissue. These images can be used to detect anomalies such as cancer.
One area they are currently exploring is microwave technology. The same basic technology used in microwave ovens can be used to create an image of breast tissue. By sending very low levels of microwave energy through tissue, researchers can form a three-dimensional image.These images capture the dielectric properties of the tissue, which translates into detecting tumors or other aberrations.
If you’re interested, you can watch this short movie where Keith Paulson gives us more information about cancer imaging. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cmm2JPbOG8I
This is still a pilot study, but it helps researchers to get a better understanding of the amazing possibilities of microwave technology.
New treatments in cancer research are scarce, a potential new detection system for cancer cells is a very good development for the sector!