Picosecond electronic time-gated imaging of bones in tissues

M.E. Zevallos, S.K. Gayen, B. Baran Das, M. Alrubaiee, R.R. Alfano
1999 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics  
Two-dimensional in vivo optical images of metacarpal bones of a human palm and in vitro images of turkey and chicken bones embedded in tissues were obtained in the nearinfrared region using femtosecond pulse transillumination and picosecond electronic time-sliced detection technique. A small hole drilled in chicken bone and embedded in chicken breast tissue was imaged using early arriving light. Time-gated fluorescence images of an interior marrow region of a bone injected with a fluorescent
more » ... th a fluorescent dye were recorded. The techniques have potential for monitoring bone fracture, bone diseases such as, osteoporosis and arthritis, and diseases that originate in or affect bone marrow.
doi:10.1109/2944.796311 fatcat:i5ugufmlljfd3ns4uc25bgq3nm