Fusing Microwave Radar and Microwave-induced Thermoacoustics for breast cancer detection

TitleFusing Microwave Radar and Microwave-induced Thermoacoustics for breast cancer detection
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsKirshin, E., B. N. Oreshkin, K. G. Zhu, M. Popovic, and M. J. Coates
Conference NameInternational Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
Date Published03/2011
Conference LocationChicago, IL, USA
Keywordsbreast cancer de- tection, hypotheses testing, Microwave imaging, sensor fusion, UWB
Abstract

Microwave-based techniques for breast tumour detection rely on the inherent electrical difference between malign and healthy tissue in the microwave range. Microwave-radar and microwave-induce thermoacoustic methods both struggle when the dielectric contrast between the tumorous and background tissues is relatively small. In this work, we propose a detection technique that uses a hypothesis testing framework to fuse the information provided by these two sensor modalities and hence provide more reliable detection results in low-contrast, high-clutter environments when compared to the results that either of the techniques would provide alone.

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