Teraherz Optics and Biotechnolog, Oral Report

TERAHERTZ PULSED SPECTROSCOPY OF BLOOD COMPONENTS FOR MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS

Olga Cherkasova, Institute of Laser Physics SB RAS, Novosibirsk State Technical University, Russia

ABSTRACT

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.

Representing author

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Prof. Olga Pavlovna Cherkasova

Institute of Laser Physics SB RAS, Novosibirsk State Technical University, Head of Biophysics Laboratory
Novosibirsk, Russia

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