Application of finite difference time domain methods to terahertz spectroscopy measurements of breast cancer

Emma Pickwell-Macpherson, Thomas Ehring, Anthony Fitzgerald, Elena Provenzano, Sarah E. Pinder, Anand D. Purushotham, Vincent P. Wallace

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Abstract

Terahertz images of breast cancer have revealed contrast between diseased and healthy tissue in ex vivo studies. To understand the origin of the contrast we use terahertz time domain spectroscopy to calculate the optical terahertz properties of breast tissues. These properties are then used in a finite difference time domain model such that the terahertz impulse functions for the healthy and diseased breast tissue are simulated. The simulations corroborate some of the differences seen in the image data and therefore make a step towards determining the contrast mechanisms involved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest
Pages1379-1381
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2007 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 3 Jun 20078 Jun 2007

Conference

Conference2007 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period3/06/078/06/07

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