3-D microwave imaging of breast tumors with matched-filtering

E. A. Oral*, Alan Varteres Sahakian

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Matched-filtering is applied to an algorithm similar to confocal microwave imaging of the breast in order to better detect tumors in a 3-D FDTD model. Strongly scattering objects detected by the imaging algorithm are examined for tumor existence through matched-filtering. Based on the matched-filtering examination, early-time clutter is well suppressed by this method. Also, an antenna-array with a spatial resolution of 8.3 mm is shown to be effective in reducing the clutter level for the successful detection of a 5-mm-diameter spherical tumor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1423-1426
Number of pages4
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume26 II
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004


  • Breast cancer detection
  • FDTD
  • Matched-filter
  • Microwave imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering


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