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A UWB imaging system to detect early breast cancer in heterogeneous breast phantom


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Alshehri, Saleh Ali and Jantan, Adznan and Raja Abdullah, Raja Syamsul Azmir and Mahmud, Rozi and Khatun, Sabira and Awang, Zaiki (2011) A UWB imaging system to detect early breast cancer in heterogeneous breast phantom. In: International Conference on Electrical, Control and Computer Engineering (INECCE 2011), 21-22 June 2011, Kuantan, Pahang. (pp. 238-242).

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This paper presents an experimental early breast cancer detection system in terms of heterogeneous breast phantom. The system consists of commercial Ultrawide-Band (UWB) transceivers and our developed Neural Network (NN) based Pattern Recognition (PR) software for imaging. A simple way to construct cancer- tissue and heterogeneous breast phantom using available low cost materials and their mixtures is also proposed here. The materials are: (i) A mixture of petroleum jelly, soy oil, wheat flour and water as heterogeneous tissue; (ii) A particular glass as skin; and (iii) A specific mixture of water and wheat flour as cancer- tissue. All the materials and their mixtures are considered according to the ratio of the dielectric properties of the breast tissues. To experimentally detect cancer, the UWB signals are transmitted from one side of the breast phantom and received from opposite side diagonally. By using discrete cosine transform (DCT) of the received signals, a Neural Network (NN) is trained, tested and interfaced with the UWB transceiver to form the complete system. The achieved detection rate of cancer cell's existence, size and location are approximately 100%, 93.1% and 93.3% respectively.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/INECCE.2011.5953883
Publisher: IEEE
Keywords: Breast phantom for UWB imaging; Early breast cancer detection; Neural network
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2016 15:50
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2016 15:50
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/48246
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