Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Abstract-Brain tumor imaging of rat fresh tissue using terahertz spectroscopy
Sayuri Yamaguchi, Yasuko Fukushi, Oichi Kubota, Takeaki Itsuji, Toshihiko Ouchi, Seiji Yamamoto,
Tumor imaging by terahertz spectroscopy of fresh tissue without dye is demonstrated using samples from a rat glioma model. The complex refractive index spectrum obtained by a reflection terahertz time-domain spectroscopy system can discriminate between normal and tumor tissues. Both the refractive index and absorption coefficient of tumor tissues are higher than those of normal tissues and can be attributed to the higher cell density and water content of the tumor region. The results of this study indicate that terahertz technology is useful for detecting brain tumor tissue.