Friday, May 20, 2016

Abstract-Biomedical Applications of Terahertz Spectroscopy and Imaging

Xiang Yang, Xiang Zhao, Ke Yang, Yueping Liu, Yu Liu, Weiling Ful, Yang Luo

Terahertz (THz = 1012 Hz) radiation has attracted wide attention for its unprecedented sensing ability and its noninvasive and nonionizing properties. Tremendous strides in THz instrumentation have prompted impressive breakthroughs in THz biomedical research. Here, we review the current state of THz spectroscopy and imaging in various biomedical applications ranging from biomolecules, including DNA/RNA, amino acids/peptides, proteins, and carbohydrates, to cells and tissues. We also address the potential biological effects of THz radiation during its biological applications and propose future prospects for this cutting-edge technology.

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