An intra-operative THz probe for use during the surgical removal of breast tumors

Philip C. Ashworth, Padraig O'Kelly, Anand D. Purushotham, Sarah E. Pinder, Michalis Kontos, Michael Pepper, Vincent P. Wallace

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    Abstract

    A portable intra-operative scanning terahertz (THz) probe has been developed for medical use by TeraView Ltd to aid surgeons in the removal of breast tumors by providing positive identification of diseased tissue in real-time. Initial ex vivo tests have been carried out using this system at Guy's Hospital, London, its ability to perform in a clinical environment has been tested by comparing THz data with histological diagnosis of localized areas of breast tissue from 27 patients as well as examination of sentinel node biopsies (SNB) of 37 patients. In this paper the system is described and findings of this initial study are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication33rd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and the 16th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2008, IRMMW-THz 2008
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event33rd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and the 16th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2008, IRMMW-THz 2008 - Pasadena, CA, United States
    Duration: 15 Sep 200819 Sep 2008

    Conference

    Conference33rd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and the 16th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2008, IRMMW-THz 2008
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityPasadena, CA
    Period15/09/0819/09/08

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