Olga Cherkasova, Institute of Laser Physics SB RAS, Novosibirsk State Technical University, Russia
M. M. Nazarov, Kurchatov Institute National Research Center, Moscow, Russia
A. P. Shkurinov, Crystallography and Photonics Federal Research Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
The prospect of widely using THz radiation in medical diagnosis and therapy raises the question of interaction of human tissues with THz radiation. Blood is a fluid connective tissue. Blood plasma contains 90% of water, about 6.6 - 8.5% of proteins and other organic and mineral compounds, which are intermediate or final products of metabolism, transferred from some organs in others. Capillaries with blood are in the skin and can be exposed to THz radiation. Therefore it is important to know the dielectric properties of blood and its components in THz range. The report will provide a review of the known data and our own studies on THz time domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS) of blood and its components at normal states and some pathology.
This study was funded by RFBR projects № 17-00-00275 (17-00-00270).
Prof. Olga Pavlovna Cherkasova
Institute of Laser Physics SB RAS, Novosibirsk State Technical University, Head of Biophysics Laboratory
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