9 March 2015 Imaging microfractures and other abnormalities of bone using a supercontinuum laser source with wavelengths in the four NIR optical windows
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Abstract
Many areas of the body such as the tibia have minimal tissue thickness overlying bone. Near-infrared (NIR) optical windows may be used to image more deeply to reveal abnormalities hidden beneath tissue. We report on the potential application of a compact Leukos supercontinuum laser source (model STM-2000-IR) with wavelengths in the four NIR optical windows (from 650 nm to 950 nm, 1,100 nm to 1,350 nm, 1,600 to 1,870, and 2,100 nm to 2,300 nm, respectively) and between 200 - 500 microwatt/nm power, with InGaAs (Goodrich Sensors Inc. SU320- 1.7RT) and InSb detectors (Teledyne Technologies) to image microfractures and abnormalities of bone hidden beneath tissue.
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Laura A. Sordillo, Laura A. Sordillo, Peter P. Sordillo, Peter P. Sordillo, Yury Budansky, Yury Budansky, Philippe Leproux, Philippe Leproux, R. R. Alfano, R. R. Alfano, } "Imaging microfractures and other abnormalities of bone using a supercontinuum laser source with wavelengths in the four NIR optical windows", Proc. SPIE 9303, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics XI, 93033Y (9 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2181312; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2181312
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