Breast cancer detection using 1D, 2D and 3D FDTD numerical methods

A. F. Mirza, F. Abdulsalam, R. Asif, Y. A. S. Dama, M. M. Abusitta, F. Elmegri, R. A. Abd-Alhameed, J. M. Noras, R. Qahwaji

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Abstract

Early detection of breast cancer using a radio frequency application is technically challenging, but potentially of great importance since it would be fast and cheap to implement. This paper explores an ideal ultra-wideband application for detecting tumour cancer within breast tissues using an FDTD numerical method. 1D, 2D and 3D FDTD models are investigated experimentally and the best ways of identifying the existence of cancerous tissue are discussed. Pulses with a narrow bandwidth of 4 GHz, centred at 6 GHz, were used for excitation, and their reflections from tumour equivalents of various positions and sizes were recorded and plotted. Results of analysis suggest the scheme is a suitable candidate for cancer detection.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 15th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, CIT 2015, 14th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications, IUCC 2015, 13th IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, DASC 2015 and 13th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, PICom 2015
EditorsLuigi Atzori, Xiaolong Jin, Stephen Jarvis, Lei Liu, Ramon Aguero Calvo, Jia Hu, Geyong Min, Nektarios Georgalas, Yulei Wu
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1042-1045
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509001545
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2015
Event15th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, CIT 201, 14th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications, IUCC 2015, 13th IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, DASC 2015 and 13th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, PICom 2015 - Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Oct 201528 Oct 2015

Conference

Conference15th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, CIT 201, 14th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications, IUCC 2015, 13th IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, DASC 2015 and 13th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, PICom 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLiverpool
Period26/10/1528/10/15

Keywords

  • Cancer detection
  • FDTD
  • Reflection
  • Scattering
  • Ultra-wideband

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