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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Feasibility of white-light time-resolved optical mammography
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate the feasibility of white-light time-resolved optical mammography. The instrumentation is based on supercontinuum light generated in photonic crystal fiber and 32-channel parallel time-correlated single-photon-counting detection. Total measurement time is of the order of 10 min for typical clinical applications. Preliminary measurements performed on volunteers show the ability of the system to determine tissue constituent concentrations and structure over the entire breast area. Furthermore, measurements on a tissue-like sample demonstrate detection and characterization of inclusions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2006
PDF: 5 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 11(5) 054035 doi: 10.1117/1.2355663
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 11, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
Andrea Bassi, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Lorenzo Spinelli, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Cosimo D'Andrea, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Arianna Giusto, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Johannes Swartling, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
SpectraCure AB (Sweden)
Antonio Pifferi, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Alessandro Torricelli, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Rinaldo Cubeddu, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)


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