Brain imaging using T-rays instrumentation advances

C. G. Treviño-Palacios, M. A. Celis-López, J. M. Lárraga-Gutiérrez, A. García-Garduño, O. J. Zapata-Nava, A. Orduña Díaz, A. Torres-Jácome, J. De-La-Hidalga-Wade, M. D. Iturbe-Castillo

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We present the advances on a brain imaging setup using submillimeter detectors and terahertz laser source. Terahertz radiation, known as T-rays, falls in the far infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum close to the microwaves and fraction of millimeter wavelengths. These T-rays are ideal candidates for medical imaging because the wavelength is long enough to be dispersed by molecular structures and sufficient small to produce images with a reasonable resolution, in a non-ionizing way. The millimeter detectors used in this proposal are being developed in parallel to the detectors used in the large Millimeter Telescope (LMT/GTM). Using the non-ionizing water absorption to terahertz radiation by different tissues we study the absorption difference between healthy and tumors in spite of the large absorption by water present in the body.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEleventh Mexican Symposium on Medical Physics
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event11th Mexican Symposium on Medical Physics - Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 19 Mar 201022 Mar 2010

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference11th Mexican Symposium on Medical Physics
CityMexico City


  • Brain imaging
  • Submillimiter detectors
  • Terahertz sources


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