Modeling and imaging of biomechanical properties of breast using microwave pulses

Abbosh, A. M. (2011) Modeling and imaging of biomechanical properties of breast using microwave pulses. Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 53 12: 2761-2765. doi:10.1002/mop.26440


Author Abbosh, A. M.
Title Modeling and imaging of biomechanical properties of breast using microwave pulses
Journal name Microwave and Optical Technology Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0895-2477
1098-2760
Publication date 2011-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/mop.26440
Volume 53
Issue 12
Start page 2761
End page 2765
Total pages 5
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A closed-form theoretical model for the biomechanical
properties of breast tissues under the influence of external pressure is
derived and validated. That model is employed in a microwave imaging
method that aims at extracting the three-dimensional biomechanical
properties of breast. The high contrast in the biomechanical properties
between healthy and malignant tissues represents the basis of the
presented imaging method. In this method, the breast is inserted in an
enclosure that has an array of ultrawideband (UWB) antennas
embedded in the upper movable plate of the enclosure. Each of those
antennas transmits an UWB pulse towards the breast and measure the
backscattered pulse before and after compressing the breast by a
controlled force applied at the top of the movable plate. A slidingwindow
cross-correlation is used to get a three-dimensional strain
image of the breast. As lesion tissue is much stiffer than the normal
breast tissues the regions of zero strain indicate areas of suspected
tumor.
Keyword Microwave imaging
Biomechanical imaging
Biomechanical modeling
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2012 Collection
School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Publications
 
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