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Advances in medical applications using SWIR light in the wavelength range from 1000 to 2500 nm
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Paper Abstract

Most recently, the second (1100-1350 nm), third (1600-1870) and fourth (2100-2350 nm) NIR windows have received increased attention for use in linear and nonlinear imaging and spectroscopy. Due to minimal scattering and absorption at these windows, there is a reduction in blurring and image quality is enhanced. SWIR wavelengths can penetrate deeper than when using conventional methods and are being utilized for medical applications including brain imaging, identifying bone micro-fractures and delineating breast cancer margins. The supercontinuum laser can provide a powerful broadband light source that will increase SWIR applications. Recent advances will be discussed.

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Date Published: 4 March 2019
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10873, Optical Biopsy XVII: Toward Real-Time Spectroscopic Imaging and Diagnosis, 108730T (4 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2513382
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Laura A. Sordillo, The City College of New York (United States)
Lingyan Shi, The City College of New York (United States)
Columbia Univ. (United States)
Diana C. Sordillo, The City College of New York (United States)
Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Peter P. Sordillo, The City College of New York (United States)
Lenox Hill Hospital (United States)
Robert R. Alfano, The City College of New York (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10873:
Optical Biopsy XVII: Toward Real-Time Spectroscopic Imaging and Diagnosis
Robert R. Alfano; Stavros G. Demos; Angela B. Seddon, Editor(s)

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