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Three-dimensional terahertz pulse imaging of dental tissue
Author(s): David A. Crawley; Christopher Longbottom; Vincent P. Wallace; Bryan E. Cole; Donald D. Arnone; Michael Pepper
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Paper Abstract

Generating images of layered tissue structures can give valuable information to clinicians. However, the provision of accurate imaging of certain tissue structures, like teeth, in 3-dimensions is still a difficult problem. We present a method that relies on the use of pulsed Terahertz radiation to gain 3-dimensional information from teeth samples. The method makes use of Terahertz Pulse Imaging (TPI) to provide depth information. Example images are shown where structures in teeth at depth are rendered. We discuss issues that arise using this imaging method and propose ways in which it could be used in clinical practice.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4633, Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast and Free-Electron Lasers, (1 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.461366
Show Author Affiliations
David A. Crawley, Univ. of Cambridge and TeraView Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Christopher Longbottom, Univ. of Dundee (United Kingdom)
Vincent P. Wallace, TeraView Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Bryan E. Cole, TeraView Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Donald D. Arnone, TeraView Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Michael Pepper, Univ. of Cambridge and TeraView Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4633:
Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast and Free-Electron Lasers
Joseph Neev; Andreas Ostendorf; Glenn S. Edwards; Joseph Neev; Andreas Ostendorf; John Clark Sutherland, Editor(s)

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