Compressive sensing for microwave breast cancer imaging

Compressive sensing for microwave breast cancer imaging

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The long time for collecting the data and a considerable amount of data are important technical challenges in microwave imaging for the detection of breast cancer. From the other point of view, compressive sensing (CS) is an interesting representation and analysis of sparse signals. In this study, a new imaging method for monostatic ultra-wideband microwave imaging of breast cancer using CS is presented. Instead of using all of the conventional radar returned signals, a few received signals, by random choosing the antenna, are sufficient for obtaining reliable images even at high noise levels. Using simulations done, it is shown that sparser images are obtained comparing to the delay-and-sum beamforming technique using only a few received signals.


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