Terahertz pulsed imaging and spectroscopy of breast tumours

V. P. Wallace, E. Pickwell-Macpherson, A. J. Fitzgerald, S. Pinder

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Abstract

We report on a study using TPI for imaging breast tumours ex vivo. Several breast samples were imaged and parameters from the time domain impulse functions were used to reveal contrast. Good correlation was found for area and shape of tumour in the THz images compared to that of histology. Terahertz spectroscopy shows that both the absorption coefficient and refractive index were higher for breast tissue containing tumor compared to normal. This study demonstrates the potential of TPI to image both invasive breast carcinomas and ductal carcinoma in situ using THz and encourages further studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIRMMW-THz 2006 - 31st International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 14th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics
Pages585
Number of pages1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventIRMMW-THz 2006 - 31st International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 14th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics - Shanghai, China
Duration: 18 Sep 200622 Sep 2006

Conference

ConferenceIRMMW-THz 2006 - 31st International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 14th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period18/09/0622/09/06

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    Wallace, V. P., Pickwell-Macpherson, E., Fitzgerald, A. J., & Pinder, S. (2006). Terahertz pulsed imaging and spectroscopy of breast tumours. In IRMMW-THz 2006 - 31st International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 14th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics (pp. 585). [4222526] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIMW.2006.368792