Polarimetric terahertz probe for endoscopic assessment of malignancies

Georgios Trichopoulos, Kubilay Sertel

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We propose a compact endoscopic probe for tissue margin detection through reflection measurements in the terahertz band (0.1 - 3 THz). Compared to scalar reflectivity measurements, a fully polarimetric characterization of tissue and malignancy margins provides order-of-magnitude better differentiation, facilitating medical diagnosis of internal organs, such as the gastrointestinal tract. The compact dimensions of the probe (<5 mm diameter) allow the sensor to be used in conjunction with optical endoscope, leading to a compact diagnostic tool. Additionally, this compact sensor could expand its applications in the industry for non-destructive probing inside small structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781479978151
StatePublished - Oct 22 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APS 2015 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Jul 19 2015Jul 24 2015


OtherIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APS 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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