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Tumor detection using time-resolved light transillumination
Author(s): Roger Berg; Stefan Andersson-Engels; Olof Jarlman M.D.; Sune Svanberg
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Paper Abstract

A time-gated technique to reduce the effect of light scattering when transilluminating turbid media such as tissue is demonstrated. The concept is based on transillumination with picosecond laser pulses and time-resolved detection. By detecting only the photons with the shortest travelling time, and thus the least scattered photons, the contrast can be enhanced. Measurements on a tissue phantom as well as breast tissue in vitro are presented. It is demonstrated that the spatial resolution can be enhanced by using the time-gated technique. It is also shown that differences in scattering properties may be more pronounced than differences in absorption properties when demarcating tumor from normal tissue.

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Date Published: 1 November 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1525, Future Trends in Biomedical Applications of Lasers, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48209
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Roger Berg, Lund Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Stefan Andersson-Engels, Lund Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Olof Jarlman M.D., Lund Univ. Hospital (Sweden)
Sune Svanberg, Lund Institute of Technology (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1525:
Future Trends in Biomedical Applications of Lasers
Lars Othar Svaasand, Editor(s)

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