International Journal of Terahertz Science and Technology
  TST >> Vol.3, No.4, December 2010: PP. 163-171

(Invited Paper) Practical Considerations for in Vivo THz Imaging

Emma Pickwell-MacPherson *
Electronic and Computer Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,
Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong
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Abstract: Terahertz imaging systems have advanced significantly over recent years and now in vivo terahertz imaging is plausible. In this paper we discuss the constraints that need to be considered in designing and implementing a terahertz system for in vivo imaging. We describe the requirements and limitations of system geometry, data acquisition rate, image resolution and penetration depth. Furthermore we explain how various factors are dependent on each other. We show how some of the physical limitations can be overcome using novel data processing.

Keywords: In vivo, Biomedical imaging, Spectroscopy.

Received: 2010-6-28

Published: 2010-12-31

Acknowledgments: We gratefully acknowledge partial financial support for this work from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Government, project 419609 and the Shun Hing Institute of Advanced Engineering, project BME-p4/09, Hong Kong.

Cite this article:
Emma Pickwell-MacPherson. (Invited Paper) Practical Considerations for in Vivo THz Imaging[J]. International Journal of Terahertz Science and Technology, 2010, Vol.3, No.4: 163-171.  DOI:10.11906/TST.163-171.2010.12.16




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