Breast cancer detection using interferometric MUSIC: experimental and numerical assessment

TitleBreast cancer detection using interferometric MUSIC: experimental and numerical assessment
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsG. Ruvio, R. Solimene, A. Cuccaro, D. Gaetano, J. E. Browne, and M. J. Ammann
Journal TitleMedical Physics
Volume41
Issue10
Pagination103101/1-11
Journal Date09/2014
Abstract

In microwave breast cancer detection, it is often beneficial to arrange sensors in close proximity to the breast. The resultant coupling generally changes the antenna response. As an a priori characterization of the radio frequency system becomes difficult, this can lead to severe degradation of the detection efficacy. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the advantages of adopting an interferometric multiple signal classification (I-MUSIC) approach due to its limited dependence from a priori information on the antenna. The performance of I-MUSIC detection was measured in terms of signal-to-clutter ratio (SCR), signal-to-mean ratio (SMR), and spatial displacement (SD) and compared to other common linear non-coherent imaging methods, such as migration and the standard wideband MUSIC (WB-MUSIC) which also works when the antenna is not accounted for.

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URLhttp://scitation.aip.org/content/aapm/journal/medphys/41/10/10.1118/1.4892067
DOI10.1118/1.4892067