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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2004|
- Breast cancer detection
- Microwave imaging
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