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Thermography for early detection of cancer
Author(s): Jaeyoung Kim; Haeyoung Choi; SeonYoung Ryu; MyungHo Kook; KiSoo Chang; GeonHee Kim
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Paper Abstract

Cancer is increasing fast nowadays through all over the world. Early diagnosis of cancer is a desirable subject as it can significantly improve the patient's chances of survival. In most cases the cancer is diagnosis using MRI, CT, PET. But, there are several disadvantages associated with high cost, low sensitivity and specificity, and health risks from radioactive. For that reason, significant efforts are being invested to improve the current imaging system. Thermography can offer some advantages. Chief among these are the contact free and low cost for detect cancer. But thermography has some disadvantages associated with low sensitivity for small tumors. In this research develops non contact, safe, high sensitivity, and low cost infrared imaging technique. Experiments were performed using lock in thermography with a small amount of magnetic nanoparticle (MNP) and radiofrequency generator. As a result, highly sensitive infrared thermography can a small amount of MNP be detected by the technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8210, Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy XXI, 82100W (9 March 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.908071
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Jaeyoung Kim, Korea Basic Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Korea Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Haeyoung Choi, Korea Basic Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
SeonYoung Ryu, Korea Basic Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
MyungHo Kook, Korea Basic Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
KiSoo Chang, Korea Basic Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
GeonHee Kim, Korea Basic Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8210:
Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy XXI
David H. Kessel; Tayyaba Hasan, Editor(s)

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