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Detection of colon and rectum cancers by terahertz techniques
Author(s): Faustino Wahaia; Gintaras Valusis; Luis M. Bernardo; Albino Oliveira; Jan Macutkevic; Irmantas Kasalynas; Dalius Seliuta
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Paper Abstract

Based on experimental analyses of colon and rectal tissues by THz spectroscopy and THz imaging, we show it is possible to distinguish between healthy and cancerous zones. Plots of the absorption coefficient and the index of refraction of the healthy and cancer affected tissues as well as 2-D transmission THz images will be presented. The experimental results will be discussed and the conditions for the tissues discrimination will be established.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2010
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 7715, Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care II, 77152U (18 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.847849
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Faustino Wahaia, Univ. do Porto (Portugal)
Gintaras Valusis, Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Lithuania)
Luis M. Bernardo, Univ. do Porto (Portugal)
Albino Oliveira, Lab. Anatomia Patológica (Portugal)
Hospital São Sebastião (Portugal)
Jan Macutkevic, Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Lithuania)
Irmantas Kasalynas, Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Lithuania)
Dalius Seliuta, Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Lithuania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7715:
Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care II
Jürgen Popp; Wolfgang Drexler; Valery V. Tuchin; Dennis L. Matthews, Editor(s)

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