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Experimental and clinical results of breast cancer detection using UWB microwave radar

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium 2008 (AP-S 2008), San Diego, USA
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Publication dateJul 2008
Pages1 - 4
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424420414


ConferenceIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period1/07/08 → …


This paper presented the clinical results of breast cancer detection using a radar-based UWB microwave system developed at the University of Bristol. Additionally, the system overview and some experimental laboratory results are presented as well. For the clinical result shown in this contribution, we compare images obtained using the standard X-ray mammography and the radar-based microwave system. The developed microwave system has apparently successfully detected the tumor in correct position, as confirmed on the X-ray image, although the compression suffered by the breast during X-ray makes a precise positional determination impossible.

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Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: The authors would like to acknowledge the support of the Charitable Trustees of the United Bristol Hospitals and of Micrima Ltd. Terms of use: Copyright © 2008 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 2008. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.


IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium

Duration1 Jul 2008 → …
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego

Event: Conference



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