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Polarimetric signature imaging of anisotropic bio-medical tissues
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Paper Abstract

Polarimetric imaging of Stokes vector (I, Q, U, V) can provide 4 independent signatures showing the linear and circular polarizations of biological tissues and cells. Using a recently developed Stokes digital imaging system, we measured the Stokes vector images of tissue samples from sections of rat livers containing normal portions and hematomas. The derived Mueller matrix elements can quantitatively provide multi-signature data of the bio-sample. This polarimetric optical technology is a new option of biosensing technology to inspect the structures of tissue samples, particularly for discriminating tumor and non-tumor biopsy. This technology is useful for critical disease discrimination and medical diagnostics applications.

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Date Published: 12 February 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7556, Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies III, 755603 (12 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.845510
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Stewart H. Wu, National Yang-Ming Univ. (Taiwan)
De-Ming Yang, Taipei Veterans General Hospital (Taiwan)
Arthur Chiou, National Yang-Ming Univ. (Taiwan)
Soe-Mie F. Nee, National Yang-Ming Univ. (Taiwan)
Tsu-Wei Nee, National Yang-Ming Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7556:
Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies III
Ramesh Raghavachari; Rongguang Liang, Editor(s)

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