Parameter Search Algorithms for Microwave Radar-Based Breast Imaging: Focal Quality Metrics as Fitness Functions
AbstractInaccurate estimation of average dielectric properties can have a tangible impact on microwave radar-based breast images. Despite this, recent patient imaging studies have used a fixed estimate although this is known to vary from patient to patient. Parameter search algorithms are a promising technique for estimating the average dielectric properties from the reconstructed microwave images themselves without additional hardware. In this work, qualities of accurately reconstructed images are identified from point spread functions. As the qualities of accurately reconstructed microwave images are similar to the qualities of focused microscopic and photographic images, this work proposes the use of focal quality metrics for average dielectric property estimation. The robustness of the parameter search is evaluated using experimental dielectrically heterogeneous phantoms on the three-dimensional volumetric image. Based on a very broad initial estimate of the average dielectric properties, this paper shows how these metrics can be used as suitable fitness functions in parameter search algorithms to reconstruct clear and focused microwave radar images. View Full-Text
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O’Loughlin, D.; Oliveira, B.L.; Elahi, M.A.; Glavin, M.; Jones, E.; Popović, M.; O’Halloran, M. Parameter Search Algorithms for Microwave Radar-Based Breast Imaging: Focal Quality Metrics as Fitness Functions. Sensors 2017, 17, 2823.
O’Loughlin D, Oliveira BL, Elahi MA, Glavin M, Jones E, Popović M, O’Halloran M. Parameter Search Algorithms for Microwave Radar-Based Breast Imaging: Focal Quality Metrics as Fitness Functions. Sensors. 2017; 17(12):2823.Chicago/Turabian Style
O’Loughlin, Declan; Oliveira, Bárbara L.; Elahi, Muhammad A.; Glavin, Martin; Jones, Edward; Popović, Milica; O’Halloran, Martin. 2017. "Parameter Search Algorithms for Microwave Radar-Based Breast Imaging: Focal Quality Metrics as Fitness Functions." Sensors 17, no. 12: 2823.
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