Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Classification of terahertz-pulsed imaging data from excised breast tissue

Anthony J. Fitzgerald and Vincent P. Wallace
University of Western Australia, School of Physics, Crawley 6009, Australia

Sarah Pinder and Anand D Purushotham
King’s College London, Section of Research Oncology, Guy’s Hospital, London SE1 9RT, United Kingdom

Padraig O’Kelly and Philip C. Ashworth
TeraView Ltd., Platinum Building, John’s Innovation Park, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WS, United Kingdom

University of Cambridge, Semiconductor Physics Group, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, CB3 0HE, United Kingdom

We investigate the efficacy of using data reduction techniques to aid classification of terahertz (THz) pulse data obtained from tumor and normal breast tissue. Fifty-one samples were studied from patients undergoing breast surgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and Guy’s Hospital in London .....

... Data Acquisition Data from all breast specimens were collected using TPIscan (TeraView Ltd.,
Cambridge, UK). ...

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