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Millimetre-wave and Terahertz Imaging Systems with Medical Applications
McAuley, I.; Young, L.; Gradziel, Marcin; Lanigan, W.; O'Sullivan, Créidhe; Murphy, J.Anthony; Mahon, R.; May, R.; Trappe, Neil
The properties of terahertz (THz) radiation make it ideal for medical imaging but the difficulty of producing laboratory sources and detectors has meant that it is the last unexplored part of the electromagnetic spectrum. In this paper we report on near-field reflection and absorption measurements of biological and non-biological samples at 0.1THz with a view to developing THz and millimetre-wave imaging schemes. In particular we have investigated the effects of standing waves on such systems and the sensitivity to water content of the sample as a means to extract medically useful information.
Keyword(s): Experimental Physics; Millimetre-wave; Terahertz Imaging Systems; Medical imaging; THz imaging; millimetre-wave imaging systems
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Type: Book chapter
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Institution: Maynooth University
Citation(s): McAuley, I. and Young, L. and Gradziel, Marcin and Lanigan, W. and O'Sullivan, Créidhe and Murphy, J.Anthony and Mahon, R. and May, R. and Trappe, Neil (2006) Millimetre-wave and Terahertz Imaging Systems with Medical Applications. In: Joint 31st International Conference on Infrared Millimeter Waves and 14th International Conference on Teraherz Electronics, 2006. IRMMW-THz 2006. IEEE, p. 371. ISBN 1-4244-0400-2
Publisher(s): IEEE
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