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Terahertz Imaging for Cancer Detection

dc.contributor.advisorSigfrid K. Yngvesson
dc.contributor.advisorPaul R. Siqueira
dc.contributor.authorSt. Peter, Benjamin A
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical & Computer Engineering
dc.date2023-09-23T07:25:56.000
dc.date.accessioned2024-04-26T21:20:07Z
dc.date.available2012-08-30T00:00:00Z
dc.date.issued2012-01-01
dc.date.submittedSeptember
dc.description.abstractThis project evaluates the ability of terahertz (THz) radiation to differentiate cancerous from non-cancerous human breast lumpectomy and mastectomy tissue. This is done by aiming a narrow-band THz beam at medical samples and measuring reflected power. THz images of specimens from Breast Conservation Surgery (BCS) were created using a gas laser source and mechanical scanning. The design and characterization of this system is discussed in detail. The images were correlated with optical histological micrographs of the same specimens and discrimination values of more than 70% were found for five of the six samples using Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) analysis.
dc.description.degreeMaster of Science (M.S.)
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.7275/3277773
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14394/47892
dc.relation.urlhttps://scholarworks.umass.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2071&context=theses&unstamped=1
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.subjectTHz
dc.subjectmedical imaging
dc.subjectreflectivity
dc.subjectrefractive index
dc.subjectFDTI
dc.subjectbreast cancer
dc.subjectBioimaging and Biomedical Optics
dc.subjectBiomedical
dc.subjectElectromagnetics and Photonics
dc.subjectOther Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
dc.titleTerahertz Imaging for Cancer Detection
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digcom.date.embargo2012-08-30T00:00:00-07:00
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