Breast imaging through microwave velocity reconstruction - Preliminary results

Jean Francois Deprez*, MacIej Klemm, Mantalena Sarafianou, Ian J. Craddock, Penny Probert Smith

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In this article, we introduce a microwave imaging technique to estimate the relative permittivity of breast tissues. The method first estimates the travel times of microwaves across tissues along multiple directions, and then uses these travel times to reconstruct the microwave velocity and permittivity fields. Preliminary finite-difference time-domain simulations, based on realistic numerical breast phantoms, are performed to evaluate the method. Results show that the algorithm is able to quickly and accurately reconstruct permittivity images and detect the presence of a tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
EventAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2011 - Melbourne, VIC, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Dec 20118 Dec 2011


ConferenceAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityMelbourne, VIC


  • Biomedical signal processing
  • Image reconstruction
  • Microwave imaging
  • Wavelet transforms


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