Clinical Setup of Microwave Mammography

Yoshihiko KUWAHARA  Saori MIURA  Yusuke NISHINA  Kaiji MUKUMOTO  Hiroyuki OGURA  Harumi SAKAHARA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E96-B   No.10   pp.2553-2562
Publication Date: 2013/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E96.B.2553
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Recent Progress in Antennas and Propagation in Conjunction with Main Topics of ISAP2012)
Category: Sensing
breast cancer detection,  multistatic UWB radar,  microwave imaging,  clinical test,  

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A microwave mammography setup for clinical testing was developed and used to successfully carry out an initial clinical test. The equipment is based on multistatic ultra wideband (UWB) radar, which features a multistatic microwave imaging via space time (MS-MIST) algorithm for high resolution and a conformal array with an aspirator for fixing the breast in place. In this paper, an outline of the equipment, a numerical simulation, and clinical test results are presented.