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WAVELET-BASED BREAST TUMOR LOCALIZATION TECHNIQUE USING A UWB RADAR

By A. Lazaro, D. Girbau, and R. Villarino

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Abstract:
This paper deals with the potential of ultra-wideband (UWB) microwave imaging for the detection and localization of breast cancer in its early stages. A method is proposed for locating tumors which is based on the signal time-of-flight backscattered by the tumor. Time-of-flight is detected using a wavelet transform algorithm. The feasibility of the method has been investigated by means of simulated results using Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) and experimental results with a UWB radar and a phantom.

Citation:
A. Lazaro, D. Girbau, and R. Villarino, "Wavelet-based breast tumor localization technique using a UWB radar," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 98, 75-95, 2009.
doi:10.2528/PIER09100705
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=09100705

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