Progress In Electromagnetics Research
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By M. A. Elahi, M. Glavin, E. Jones, and M. O'Halloran

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One of the most promising alternative imaging modalities for breast cancer detection involved the use of microwave radar systems. A critical component of any radar-based imaging system for breast cancer detection is the early-stage artifact removal algorithm. Many existing artifact removal algorithms are based on simplifying assumptions about the degree of commonality in the artifact across all channels. However, several real-world clinical scenarios could result in greater variation in the early-stage artifact, making the artifact removal process much more difficult. In this study, a range of existing artifact removal algorithms, coupled with algorithms adapted from Ground Penetrating Radar applications, are compared across a range of appropriate performance metrics.

M. A. Elahi, M. Glavin, E. Jones, and M. O'Halloran, "Artifact Removal Algorithms for Microwave Imaging of the Breast," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 141, 185-200, 2013.

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