Collagen and Muscle Fibrous Tissue as a Contrast Mechanism in the THz region

Shuting Fan, Zhengfang Qian, Vincent P. Wallace

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Abstract

We imaged a thin paraffin embedded sample with a terahertz time domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS) system. The sample was prepared from the laboratory Guinea pigs after 7 weeks recovery from a brain surgery. The surgical wound and the surrounding normal skin tissue showed a clear contrast in the terahertz band despite of the sub-wavelength thickness of the sample. The comparison between the terahertz images and the stained histological images suggests that the contrast comes from the collagen-rich wound and the muscle fibrous tissue. This work demonstrates a potential contrast mechanism in terahertz tissue imaging.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 43rd International Conference on Infrared Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2018
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Volume2018-September
ISBN (Electronic)9781538638095
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2018
Event43rd International Conference on Infrared Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2018 - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 9 Sep 201814 Sep 2018

Conference

Conference43rd International Conference on Infrared Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2018
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityNagoya
Period9/09/1814/09/18

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