Biomedical applications of a real-time terahertz color scanner

Markus Schirmer, Makoto Fujio, Masaaki Minami, Jiro Miura, Tsutomu Araki, Takeshi Yasui
<span title="2010-08-02">2010</span> <i title="The Optical Society"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="" style="color: black;">Biomedical Optics Express</a> </i> &nbsp;
A real-time THz color scanner has the potential to further expand the application scope of THz spectral imaging based on its rapid image acquisition rate. We demonstrated three possible applications of a THz color scanner in the biomedical field: imaging of pharmaceutical tablets, human teeth, and human hair. The first application showed the scanner's potential in total inspection for rapid quality control of pharmaceutical tablets moving on a conveyor belt. The second application demonstrated
more &raquo; ... hat the scanner can be used to identify a potential indicator for crystallinity of dental tissue. In the third application, the scanner was successfully used to visualize the drying process of wet hairs. These demonstrations indicated the high potential of the THz color scanner for practical applications in the biomedical field.
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