Development of a hand-held TPI system for medical applications

Vincent P. Wallace, Anthony J. Fitzgerald, Brian Robertson, Emma Pickwell-Macpherson, Bryan E. Cole

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Terahertz pulsed imaging (TPI) is an emerging modality for medical applications. TPI uses pulses of electromagnetic radiation covering a frequency range of 0.1 - 3 terahertz. These frequencies are non-ionizing, provide submillimeter resolution and penetrate several millimeters into tissue. We have developed a fiber coupled hand held TPI scanner for use in medical imaging. We report on preliminary studies using the system in dermatological applications. This study demonstrates the potential of TPI to image skin and encourages further studies in using the system as a surgical aid for identifying tumor margins.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 12 Jun 200517 Jun 2005


Conference2005 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA


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