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Artifact removal based on SVD for microwave breast imaging

Felício, J.F. ; Bioucas-Dias, J. ; Costa, J.R. ; Fernandes, C. A.

Artifact removal based on SVD for microwave breast imaging, Proc Encuentro Ibérico de Electromagnetismo Computacional - EIEC , Coimbra, Portugal, Vol. , pp. - , May, 2018.

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Abstract
In this work, we propose a data-adaptive technique based on the Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) that effectively eliminates the skin backscattering from the collected input reflection coefficients. The technique is fast execution and compatible with real-time examinations. Moreover, it deals well with non-uniform (and realistic) breast shapes. Lastly, it is able to detect tumors that are very close to the skin, where other techniques struggle.