High Temperature Control Woven Fabric for Women
  • Author(s): Dr. G. S. Sivakumar
  • Paper ID: 1702603
  • Page: 89-95
  • Published Date: 31-08-2017
  • Published In: Iconic Research And Engineering Journals
  • Publisher: IRE Journals
  • e-ISSN: 2456-8880
  • Volume/Issue: Volume 1 Issue 2 August-2017
Abstract

Breast hyperthermia is a non-invasive cancer treatment, where breast temperature is mildly elevated by a localized electromagnetic (EM) irradiation to deactivate and damage cancer cells. The emerging needs associated with this medical modality include the development of a highly wearable microwave applicator with a low power requirement to enable a more patient-friendly and continuous hyperthermia therapy. As a potential solution, we propose a textile antenna that consists of a copper-plated woven polyester fabric as a radiating patch and a ground plane and a woven polyester fabric as a dielectric substrate and a padding layer. The porous nature of these textile materials enables construction of a lightweight and flexible antenna with a low dielectric loss for a more comfortable hyperthermia treatment. By incorporating a synthetic breast tissue for a model study, the temperature rises were measured to be 3.3 °C and1.9 °C at 5 mm and 15 mm depths, respectively, after 15 min of heating (input power of1 W). This suggests that the textile-based approach could be an effective solution for comfortable and long-term applications of breast hyperthermia therapy.

Keywords

Smart textiles, e-textiles, Wearable medical thermotherapy, Breast hyperthermia, Woven fabric antenna, Electromagnetic, Thermal simulations

Citations

IRE Journals:
Dr. G. S. Sivakumar "High Temperature Control Woven Fabric for Women" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 1 Issue 2 2017 Page 89-95

IEEE:
Dr. G. S. Sivakumar "High Temperature Control Woven Fabric for Women" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 1(2)