Focused Synthetic Radar Imaging Approach for Multi-tumors Screening

  • Abdullah Alqallaf
Keywords: Synthetic Radar Imaging, Multi-Tumors Detection, Focusing Antenna.


In the last two decades, microwave imaging methods for early detection of possible tumors has received ample of attentions. As a non-ionizing radiator, the microwave imaging has a definite advantage over X-ray mammography which is currently the main method of breast cancer diagnosing. This paper presents a focused synthetic radar imaging approach to detect the possible existing tumors and to clearly identify their sizes and locations to assist the physicians in cancer prognosis. Both analytical and simulation results are obtained for assumed tumors of different sizes and locations. This is done by modeling the breast tissues and the design of illuminating antenna. Finally, the proposed study includes the required design elements of the optimized antenna used for accurately locating the tumors within a minimal margin of error.

Author Biography

Abdullah Alqallaf
Abdullah K. Alqallaf is an assistant professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Kuwait University. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Kuwait University in 1996 and 1999, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota – twin cities, St. Paul, MN, in 2009. Alqallaf’s research interests are Microwave Imaging Techniques, Multimedia Signal Processing, Communication, Bioinformatics and Medical Image Analysis. Alqallaf is an IEEE Senior Member and an IEEE Board Member – Kuwait section.


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