Temporal polarization preservation in human breast tissue: a method for optical imaging

Stavros G. Demos, Howard E. Savage, Alexandra S. Heerdt, Stimson P M D Schantz, Robert R. Alfano

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Abstract

The degree of polarization of polarized light as it propagates through breast tissues depends on the type of tissue and light wavelength. This feature was used to image cancerous tissue where tumor was clearly distinguished from the normal tissue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsAlexander M. Prokhorov, Costas Fotakis
Pages40-43
Number of pages4
Volume2965
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventALT'96 International Symposium on Laser Methods for Biomedical Applications - Heraklion, Greece
Duration: May 20 1996May 24 1996

Other

OtherALT'96 International Symposium on Laser Methods for Biomedical Applications
CityHeraklion, Greece
Period5/20/965/24/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Demos, S. G., Savage, H. E., Heerdt, A. S., Schantz, S. P. M. D., & Alfano, R. R. (1996). Temporal polarization preservation in human breast tissue: a method for optical imaging. In A. M. Prokhorov, & C. Fotakis (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 2965, pp. 40-43)