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

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium special session on Biomedical Applications, New Orleans, USA
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages516 - 519
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424447251
StatePublished - Jan 2010
EventRadio and Wireless Symposium (RWS) - New Orleans, LA, United States


ConferenceRadio and Wireless Symposium (RWS)
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period1/01/10 → …


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.

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    Research areas

  • antenna array, contrast agents, medical imaging, microwave imaging, ultra-wideband (UWB) radar


Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS)

Duration1 Jan 2010 → …
CityNew Orleans, LA
CountryUnited States

Event: Conference

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