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International Journal of Biomedical Imaging
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 562563, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/562563
Research Article

Measurement and Analysis of Microwave Frequency Signals Transmitted through the Breast

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 1N4

Received 2 September 2011; Accepted 6 December 2011

Academic Editor: Paul Meaney

Copyright © 2012 Jeremie Bourqui et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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