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TitleHolographic microwave imaging array for early breast cancer detection
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsWang, L., Simpkin R.A., and Al-Jumaily A.M.
Conference NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Date Published2012
KeywordsAntenna arrays, Aperture synthesis imaging, Array configurations, Breast cancer detection, Breast tissues, computer simulation, Dielectric properties, Diseases, Early breast cancer, Holographic interferometry, Imaging systems, Interferometry, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MATLAB environment, Mechanical engineering, Microwave imaging, Tumors
AbstractThis paper presents a new Holographic Microwave Imaging Array (HMIA) technique for early breast cancer detection, which is based on microwave holography and aperture synthesis imaging techniques. Using published data for the dielectric properties of normal breast tissues and malignant tumours, a two-dimensional (2D) mathematical model was developed under the MATLAB environment to demonstrate the proposed imaging technique. The computer simulations showed that tumours as small as 2 mm in diameter anywhere within the breast could be successfully detected. The significant imaging improvement was achieved by optimizing antenna array configurations to offer the best possibility of detecting tumours of various size, shape and position. Copyright © 2012 by ASME.

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