MARIA M4: clinical evaluation of a prototype ultrawideband radar scanner for breast cancer detection

Alan W Preece, Ian J Craddock, Michael H Shere, Lyn I L Jones, Helen L Winton

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A microwave imaging system has been developed as a clinical diagnostic tool operating in the 3- to 8-GHz region using multistatic data collection. A total of 86 patients recruited from a symptomatic breast care clinic were scanned with a prototype design. The resultant three-dimensional images have been compared “blind” with available ultrasound and mammogram images to determine the detection rate. Images show the location of the strongest signal, and this corresponded in both older and younger women, with sensitivity of >74%, which was found to be maintained in dense breasts. The pathway from clinical prototype to clinical evaluation is outlined.
Original languageEnglish
Article number033502
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Medical Imaging
Issue number3
Early online date20 Jul 2016
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016

Structured keywords

  • Digital Health


  • breast cancer
  • ultrawideband
  • multistatic radar
  • imaging
  • clinical evaluation

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    Craddock, I. J., Coyle, D. T., Flach, P. A., Kaleshi, D., Mirmehdi, M., Piechocki, R. J., Stark, B. H., Ascione, R., Ashburn, A. M., Burnett, M. E., Damen, D., Gooberman-Hill, R. J. S., Harwin, W. S., Hilton, G., Holderbaum, W., Holley, A. P., Manchester, V. A., Meller, B. J., Stack, E. & Gilchrist, I. D.


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