17 September 2014 Diagnose human tumors by THz near-field imaging
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Proceedings Volume 9230, Twelfth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine (PIBM 2014); 923002 (2014) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2066436
Event: Twelfth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine (PIBM 2014), 2014, Wuhan, China
Abstract
Based on a THz pipe-based near-field imaging system, we demonstrated the capability of THz imaging to diagnose human breast and liver cancers. Through THz near-field mapping of the absorption constants of cancer tissues, the acquired images can not only clearly distinguish cancer from normal tissues fast, automatically, and correctly without pathological H&E staining, but also identify the distribution region of cancer, which matches well with the identification with pathological examination. Due to its capability to perform quantitative analysis, our study indicates the potential of the THz pipe-based near-field imaging for future automation on human tumor pathological examinations and for quick definition of the tumor margins during the surgical procedure such as breast-conserving surgery. With the help of THz imaging, we can expect to economize the use of hospital and human resources.
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Hua Chen, Hua Chen, Xiaozhou Wang, Xiaozhou Wang, Tian Zhao, Tian Zhao, Jinwen Yang, Jinwen Yang, } "Diagnose human tumors by THz near-field imaging", Proc. SPIE 9230, Twelfth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine (PIBM 2014), 923002 (17 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2066436; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2066436
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