Terahertz Time-Domain Pulsed Spectroscopy of Human Breast Cancer Tissues

Tyler Bowman, Magda El-Shenawee, Keith Bailey

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Abstract

This work utilizes time-domain pulsed terahertz spectroscopy to obtain the refractive index and absorption coefficient of normal and malignant human breast cancer tissues. The excised tissues are purchased from the National Disease Research Interchange and shipped within 24 hours of surgery. The tissue is immersed in Dulbecco's Modified Eagle Medium plus antibiotic during the shipment. The solution is characterized in the terahertz frequency band (0.1-4 THz)showing insignificant differences compared with distilled water and other common solutions. Healthy fibrous and fatty breast tissue are obtained from breast reduction surgery, while malignant tumors are obtained from breast cancer mastectomy or lumpectomy surgeries. The results will help understand the interaction of terahertz waves with human breast tumors and also to develop phantom tissue that can be manipulated to advance terahertz imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1067-1068
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781538671023
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2018 - Boston, United States
Duration: Jul 8 2018Jul 13 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2018 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2018
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period7/8/187/13/18

Keywords

  • breast cancer
  • spectroscopy
  • terahertz
  • tissue phantom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation
  • Radiation

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    Bowman, T., El-Shenawee, M., & Bailey, K. (2018). Terahertz Time-Domain Pulsed Spectroscopy of Human Breast Cancer Tissues. In 2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2018 - Proceedings (pp. 1067-1068). [8608929] (2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2018 - Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/APUSNCURSINRSM.2018.8608929