Terahertz imaging of breast cancer, a feasibility study

Anthony J. Fitzgerald, Vincent P. Wallace, Richard Pye, Mercedes Jimenez-Linan, Lynda Bobrow, Anand D. Purushotham, Donald D. Arnone

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Abstract

We have developed a portable terahertz pulsed imaging system (TPI) for use in a hospital environment. The system uses photoconduction to generate and detect terahertz with a frequency content from 0.1-4 THz. In this paper we report on a feasibility study using TPI for imaging tumours of the breast. Several breast samples were imaged and parameters from the time domain impulse functions used to provide contrast with good agreement to histology. This preliminary study demonstrates the potential of TPI to image breast tumours and encourages further studies to determine the ability of the technique to discriminate different types of tumour.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Digest of the 2004 Joint 29th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 12th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics
EditorsM. Thumm, W. Wiesbeck
Pages823-824
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventJoint 29th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 12th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics (IRMMW 2004 / THz 2004) - Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: 27 Sep 20041 Oct 2004
Conference number: C04-09-27.7
http://irmmw2004.ihe.uni-karlsruhe.de/mainhome.html

Conference

ConferenceJoint 29th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 12th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics (IRMMW 2004 / THz 2004)
CountryGermany
CityKarlsruhe
Period27/09/041/10/04
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