Skin cancer diagnostic tool based on micromachined interface for high-resolution THz spectroscopy

Diarienummer 2010-00514
Koordinator Kungliga tekniska högskolan - Skolan för elektro- och systemteknik
Bidrag från Vinnova 5 000 000 kronor
Projektets löptid mars 2011 - mars 2014
Status Genomfört

Syfte och mål

The goal of the project was to develop a novel skin cancer diagnostic tool based on a micromachined millimeter-wave sensor. A sensor was developed in three fabrication runs, technically characterized, and verified by measurements on human skin including a standardized dermatological test for measuring its sensitivity to pathological skin changes.

Resultat och förväntade effekter

The technical goal of the project was successfully completed. A new skin cancer probe has been developed and its technical parameters (responsivity, long-term stability, operator-dependent reproducibility, resolution) have been characterized. The probe has been tested successfully on human skin and was able to distinguish skin burns, was able to monitor the healing process of burned skin, was able to distinguish benign skin neoplasms, and was able to detect artificially stimulated skin anomalies in a controlled dermatological experiment.

Upplägg och genomförande

The project was carried out in collaboration of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Uppsala University, Karolinska Institutet, and Optiga AB.

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