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Medical applications of Terahertz Imaging: a Review of Current Technology and Potential Applications in Biomedical Engineering
Humphries, K.; Loughran, J.P.; Gradziel, Marcin; Lanigan, W.; Ward, Tomas E.; Murphy, J.Anthony; O'Sullivan, Créidhe
Terahertz (THz) imaging is in its early stages of development but already the potential clinical impact of this new imaging modality is clear. From cancer research to DNA analysis THz technology is improving or even making possible imaging of hitherto inaccessible phenomena. In this paper we present a short review of THz imaging from the point of view of biomedical engineering. We discuss the current state of the art in terms of THz imaging systems; describe current applications, future potential and our own approaches to harnessing this novel technology. We draw attention to open problems in the area with respect to the limitations of the technology before concluding with descriptions of our future work in the area.
Keyword(s): Electronic Engineering; Biosensors; Terahertz Imaging; Tissue Spectroscopy
Publication Date:
2004
Type: Conference item
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Institution: Maynooth University
Citation(s): Humphries, K. and Loughran, J.P. and Gradziel, Marcin and Lanigan, W. and Ward, Tomas E. and Murphy, J.Anthony and O'Sullivan, Créidhe (2004) Medical applications of Terahertz Imaging: a Review of Current Technology and Potential Applications in Biomedical Engineering. In: 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2004, San Francisco, California, USA.
File Format(s): application/pdf
Related Link(s): http://eprints.maynoothuniversity.ie/1300/1/TWEMBS_04_Paper.pdf
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