Artifact removal algorithms for microwave imaging of the breast
Elahi, Muhammad Adnan
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Elahi, Muhammad Adnan; Glavin, Martin; Jones, Edward; O'Halloran, Martin (2013). Artifact removal algorithms for microwave imaging of the breast. Progress In Electromagnetics Research 141 , 185-200
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.