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Terahertz imaging diagnoses skin cancer

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Researchers at TeraView, the company spun off from Toshiba Research Europe at the end of April to develop the technique known as terahertz pulse imaging (TPI), have released data demonstrating the technique's ability to differentiate between cancerous and normal skin tissue. The technique employs pulses of so-called terahertz electromagnetic radiation - which comes between infrared and microwave radiation in the electromagnetic spectrum - to create three-dimensional images of various body tissues.

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