Limited angle THz computed tomography for tissue imaging

Georgios Trichopoulos, Kubilay Sertel

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Due to the low penetration depth of THz waves, research in biomedical THz imaging has been primarily focused on the reflection-mode spectroscopy for the diagnosis of various types of cancer (breast, skin, cervical and colon) as well as the classification of skin burns. However, alternative techniques have been around for many decades. For instance, X-rays provide an inexpensive and high-resolution imaging methodology with excellent tissue penetration. Also, MRI screening offers non-ionizing, high-resolution tomography, and microscopic imaging (biopsy) is a benchmark when it comes to diagnosis reliability. Nevertheless, one of the biggest problems in medical imaging is to combine the microscopic and macroscopic imaging to define cancerous tissue margins more reliably. THz imaging cannot match microscopy in image resolution; however, it can provide unique macroscopic information such as tissue permittivity and absorption. Perhaps more importantly, unlike X-rays, THz waves are non-ionizing and thus considered safe for extended exposure times.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781479931200
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 16 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2014 - Boulder, United States
Duration: Jan 8 2014Jan 11 2014

Other

Other2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2014
CountryUnited States
CityBoulder
Period1/8/141/11/14

Fingerprint

Tomography
Tissue
Imaging techniques
Skin
X rays
Biopsy
Medical imaging
Image resolution
Magnetic resonance imaging
Microscopic examination
Screening
Permittivity
Spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

Cite this

Trichopoulos, G., & Sertel, K. (2014). Limited angle THz computed tomography for tissue imaging. In 2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2014 [6928147] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/USNC-URSI-NRSM.2014.6928147

Limited angle THz computed tomography for tissue imaging. / Trichopoulos, Georgios; Sertel, Kubilay.

2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. 6928147.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Trichopoulos, G & Sertel, K 2014, Limited angle THz computed tomography for tissue imaging. in 2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2014., 6928147, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2014, Boulder, United States, 1/8/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/USNC-URSI-NRSM.2014.6928147
Trichopoulos G, Sertel K. Limited angle THz computed tomography for tissue imaging. In 2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2014. 6928147 https://doi.org/10.1109/USNC-URSI-NRSM.2014.6928147
Trichopoulos, Georgios ; Sertel, Kubilay. / Limited angle THz computed tomography for tissue imaging. 2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014.
@inproceedings{c0cf3549de5440bab80c1cc8278f195b,
title = "Limited angle THz computed tomography for tissue imaging",
abstract = "Due to the low penetration depth of THz waves, research in biomedical THz imaging has been primarily focused on the reflection-mode spectroscopy for the diagnosis of various types of cancer (breast, skin, cervical and colon) as well as the classification of skin burns. However, alternative techniques have been around for many decades. For instance, X-rays provide an inexpensive and high-resolution imaging methodology with excellent tissue penetration. Also, MRI screening offers non-ionizing, high-resolution tomography, and microscopic imaging (biopsy) is a benchmark when it comes to diagnosis reliability. Nevertheless, one of the biggest problems in medical imaging is to combine the microscopic and macroscopic imaging to define cancerous tissue margins more reliably. THz imaging cannot match microscopy in image resolution; however, it can provide unique macroscopic information such as tissue permittivity and absorption. Perhaps more importantly, unlike X-rays, THz waves are non-ionizing and thus considered safe for extended exposure times.",
author = "Georgios Trichopoulos and Kubilay Sertel",
year = "2014",
month = "10",
day = "16",
doi = "10.1109/USNC-URSI-NRSM.2014.6928147",
language = "English (US)",
isbn = "9781479931200",
booktitle = "2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2014",
publisher = "Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.",

}

TY - GEN

T1 - Limited angle THz computed tomography for tissue imaging

AU - Trichopoulos, Georgios

AU - Sertel, Kubilay

PY - 2014/10/16

Y1 - 2014/10/16

N2 - Due to the low penetration depth of THz waves, research in biomedical THz imaging has been primarily focused on the reflection-mode spectroscopy for the diagnosis of various types of cancer (breast, skin, cervical and colon) as well as the classification of skin burns. However, alternative techniques have been around for many decades. For instance, X-rays provide an inexpensive and high-resolution imaging methodology with excellent tissue penetration. Also, MRI screening offers non-ionizing, high-resolution tomography, and microscopic imaging (biopsy) is a benchmark when it comes to diagnosis reliability. Nevertheless, one of the biggest problems in medical imaging is to combine the microscopic and macroscopic imaging to define cancerous tissue margins more reliably. THz imaging cannot match microscopy in image resolution; however, it can provide unique macroscopic information such as tissue permittivity and absorption. Perhaps more importantly, unlike X-rays, THz waves are non-ionizing and thus considered safe for extended exposure times.

AB - Due to the low penetration depth of THz waves, research in biomedical THz imaging has been primarily focused on the reflection-mode spectroscopy for the diagnosis of various types of cancer (breast, skin, cervical and colon) as well as the classification of skin burns. However, alternative techniques have been around for many decades. For instance, X-rays provide an inexpensive and high-resolution imaging methodology with excellent tissue penetration. Also, MRI screening offers non-ionizing, high-resolution tomography, and microscopic imaging (biopsy) is a benchmark when it comes to diagnosis reliability. Nevertheless, one of the biggest problems in medical imaging is to combine the microscopic and macroscopic imaging to define cancerous tissue margins more reliably. THz imaging cannot match microscopy in image resolution; however, it can provide unique macroscopic information such as tissue permittivity and absorption. Perhaps more importantly, unlike X-rays, THz waves are non-ionizing and thus considered safe for extended exposure times.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84911488806&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84911488806&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1109/USNC-URSI-NRSM.2014.6928147

DO - 10.1109/USNC-URSI-NRSM.2014.6928147

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:84911488806

SN - 9781479931200

BT - 2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2014

PB - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

ER -