Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy of human blood

Caroline B. Reid, George Reese, Adam P. Gibson, Vincent P. Wallace

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    In the continuing development of terahertz technology to enable the determination of tissue pathologies in real-time during surgical procedures, it is important to distinguish the measured terahertz signal from biomaterials and fluids, such as blood, which may mask the signal from tissues of interest. In this paper, we present the frequency-dependent absorption coefficients, refractive indices, and Debye relaxation times of whole blood, red blood cells, plasma, and a thrombus.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number6549226
    Pages (from-to)363-367
    Number of pages5
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


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