Description:

MICROWAVE NEARFIELD RADAR IMAGING (NRI) USING DIGITAL BREAST TOMOSYNTHESIS (DBT) FOR NON-INVASIVE BREAST CANCER

DETECTION

INV-13104

INVENTORS: Jose Angel Martinez-Lorenzo, Carey Rappaport

 

Description       

Conventionally, there are many common techniques/mechanisms available for breast cancer detection. However, these techniques are associated with one or more limitations such as homogenous uniform background, use of fixed di-electric constant for each tissue type, low radiological contrast between fibrous and cancerous tissue, and elevated acquisition time for imaging signals. This invention relates to a novel and hybrid microwave near-field radar imaging (NRI) system incorporating a digital-breast tomosynthesis (DBT) mechanism for non-invasive detection of breast cancer.

Value Proposition

The system:

•Provides an accurate background information

•Allows for a single-experiment data collection for both NRI/DBT data

•Effectively allows for an accurate characterization of complex di-electric constant for each pixel

•Uses a phase-based imaging algorithm, effectively collects data in a two dimensional array

•Enables an enhancement of the probability of breast cancer detection as compared to conventional procedures

•Would be commercially useful as an efficient tool for breast cancer screening/detection

 

 

Intellectual Property status

Provisional Application 61/836,463

 

License status

Available for license

 

Patent Information:
For Information, Contact:
Mark Saulich
Associate Director of Commercialization
Northeastern University
m.saulich@northeastern.edu
Inventors:
Jose Angel Martinez-Lorenzo
Carey Rappaport
Keywords:
Cancer
Diagnostic Software
Diagnostics
Imaging Technology