Method to Detect and Locate Small Tumors

BioE Associate Professor Qianqian Fang was awarded a patent for designing a “Method to localize small and high contrast inclusions in ill-posed model-based imaging modalities.”


Abstract Source: USPTO

A detector and inclusion location method that uses a reconstruction technique to target and localize sparse small-sized but high-contrast objects, such as a tumor inside tissue. The reconstruction technique applied, can dramatically enhance the property contrast of the tumors or abnormal inclusions by ten to one hundred fold. The reconstruction technique enables the use of nonlinear imaging ill-posed techniques that are function-oriented imaging techniques without any need for structural prior knowledge.

Related Departments:Bioengineering