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
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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

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

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Ashworth, P. C., O'Kelly, P., Purushotham, A. D., Pinder, S. E., Kontos, M., Pepper, M., & Wallace, V. P. (2008). An intra-operative THz probe for use during the surgical removal of breast tumors. In 33rd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and the 16th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2008, IRMMW-THz 2008 [4665810] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIMW.2008.4665810
Ashworth, Philip C. ; O'Kelly, Padraig ; Purushotham, Anand D. ; Pinder, Sarah E. ; Kontos, Michalis ; Pepper, Michael ; Wallace, Vincent P. / An intra-operative THz probe for use during the surgical removal of breast tumors. 33rd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and the 16th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2008, IRMMW-THz 2008. 2008.
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Ashworth, PC, O'Kelly, P, Purushotham, AD, Pinder, SE, Kontos, M, Pepper, M & Wallace, VP 2008, An intra-operative THz probe for use during the surgical removal of breast tumors. in 33rd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and the 16th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2008, IRMMW-THz 2008., 4665810, 33rd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and the 16th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2008, IRMMW-THz 2008, Pasadena, CA, United States, 15/09/08. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIMW.2008.4665810

An intra-operative THz probe for use during the surgical removal of breast tumors. / Ashworth, Philip C.; O'Kelly, Padraig; Purushotham, Anand D.; Pinder, Sarah E.; Kontos, Michalis; Pepper, Michael; Wallace, Vincent P.

33rd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and the 16th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2008, IRMMW-THz 2008. 2008. 4665810.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

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Ashworth PC, O'Kelly P, Purushotham AD, Pinder SE, Kontos M, Pepper M et al. An intra-operative THz probe for use during the surgical removal of breast tumors. In 33rd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and the 16th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2008, IRMMW-THz 2008. 2008. 4665810 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIMW.2008.4665810