Nanoparticle contrast agents for terahertz medical imaging

Jae Oh Seung, Inhee Maeng, Jun Shin Hee, Jaewon Lee, Jinyoung Kang, Seungjoo Haam, yongmin Huh, Jinsuck Suh, Joo Hiuk Son

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Abstract

We show in this study that nanoparticle composites can be used as contrast agents to enhance the sensitivity of terahertz medical imaging. The terahertz reflection signal increases by nearly 50 % for the sample with nanoparticles upon near infrared laser beam irradiation. This is due to the hyperthermia effect induced by surface plasma polaritons. This technique facilitates cancer diagnosis with a micron resolution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication33rd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and the 16th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2008, IRMMW-THz 2008
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Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 31
Event33rd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and the 16th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2008, IRMMW-THz 2008 - Pasadena, CA, United States
Duration: 2008 Sep 152008 Sep 19

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Other33rd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and the 16th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2008, IRMMW-THz 2008
CountryUnited States
CityPasadena, CA
Period08/9/1508/9/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Seung, J. O., Maeng, I., Hee, J. S., Lee, J., Kang, J., Haam, S., Huh, Y., Suh, J., & Son, J. H. (2008). Nanoparticle contrast agents for terahertz medical imaging. In 33rd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and the 16th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2008, IRMMW-THz 2008 [4665813] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIMW.2008.4665813