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Journal of Medical Imaging • Open Access

MARIA M4: clinical evaluation of a prototype ultrawideband radar scanner for breast cancer detection
Author(s): Alan W. Preece; Ian Craddock; Mike Shere; Lyn Jones; Helen L. Winton

Paper Abstract

A microwave imaging system has been developed as a clinical diagnostic tool operating in the 3- to 8-GHz region using multistatic data collection. A total of 86 patients recruited from a symptomatic breast care clinic were scanned with a prototype design. The resultant three-dimensional images have been compared “blind” with available ultrasound and mammogram images to determine the detection rate. Images show the location of the strongest signal, and this corresponded in both older and younger women, with sensitivity of <74%, which was found to be maintained in dense breasts. The pathway from clinical prototype to clinical evaluation is outlined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 July 2016
PDF: 7 pages
J. Med. Img. 3(3) 033502 doi: 10.1117/1.JMI.3.3.033502
Published in: Journal of Medical Imaging Volume 3, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Alan W. Preece, Univ. of Bristol (United Kingdom)
Ian Craddock, Univ. of Bristol (United Kingdom)
Mike Shere, NHS (United Kingdom)
Lyn Jones, NHS (United Kingdom)
Helen L. Winton, Micrima (United Kingdom)

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