There are three major challenges in cancer imaging using terahertz electromagnetic waves, which are the limited penetration depth into wet tissues, the difficulty to observe terahertz fingerprints (resonance markers) of cancers, and the poor contrast between healthy and diseased tissues. This presentation addresses such issues in detail and explains the potential solutions to them with recent results.
Seung Jae Oh, Young Bin Ji, Jin-Suck Suh, and Joo-Hiuk Son, "Recent advances in terahertz biomedical sensing
(Conference Presentation)," Proc. SPIE 9934, Terahertz Emitters, Receivers, and Applications VII, 99340O (Presented at SPIE Nanoscience + Engineering: August 29, 2016; Published: 3 November 2016); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2238873.5167075324001.
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Study of self-shadowing effect as a simple means to realize nanostructured thin films and layers with special attentions to birefringent obliquely deposited thin films and photo-luminescent porous silicon