Characterizing rat tissue samples using terahertz pulsed imaging

S. Y. Huang, Y. X. Wang, David K W Yeung, V. P. Wallace, Y. T. Zhang, E. Pickwell-Macpherson

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    Abstract

    Terahertz Pulsed Imaging (TPI™) is a non-ionizing and non-destructive technique. Image contrast has been seen between normal and diseased tissues in ex vivo measurements. Due to its coherent detection, TPI can easily reveal the dielectric properties of samples and recently it has been used for studying a wide range of biological materials. In this study, we try to differentiate between freshly harvested organ samples from laboratory rats using TPI. Consistent differences in the refractive index and absorption coefficient have been seen. Results show that TPI could be an effective tool to quantify these differences.

    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
    CountryUnited States
    CityPasadena, CA
    Period15/09/0819/09/08

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