Towards contrast enhanced breast imaging using ultra-wideband microwave radar system

M. Klemm*, J. Leendertz, D. Gibbins, I. J. Craddock, A. Preece, R. Benjamin

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Abstract

In this paper we present numerical results of contrast-enhanced breast imaging using ultra-wideband microwave radar system. Due to low contrast in electrical properties between dense breast tissues and malignant tissues, tumor detection using microwave might be extremely challenging. To overcome this problem, we propose here a radar imaging technique based on a localized contrast enhancement. Our results show that microwave contrast agents able of changing an effective dielectric constant of cancerous tissues by only 1% would greatly improve imaging performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, RWW 2010 - Paper Digest
Pages516-519
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2010
Event2010 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, RWW 2010 - New Orleans, LA, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Jan 201014 Jan 2010

Conference

Conference2010 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, RWW 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period10/01/1014/01/10

Keywords

  • Antenna array
  • Contrast agents
  • Medical imaging
  • Microwave imaging
  • Ultra-wideband (UWB) radar

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