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EXAMPLES OF MEDICAL IMAGING AND MEASUREMENTS BASED ON THE NONINVASIVE TISSUE TRANSILLUMINATION



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DNE-V7-N4-354-366

Volume

Volume 7 (2012), Issue 4

Pages

12

Page Range

354 - 366

Author(s)

A. CYSEWSKA-SOBUSIAK, A. HULEWICZ, Z. KRAWIECKI & G. WICZYNSKI

Abstract

The paper is devoted to modern diagnostic methods: based on utilization of the detectable effects of light–tissue interaction. Transillumination is a method of object examination by the passage of light through tissues or a body cavity. Under the transillumination and illumination from underneath, it is possible to diagnose and monitor the parameters of tissues and organs examined. The authors briefly report the current state in the art as well as present their own results. Among other things, the presented examples include: optoelectronic techniques used in monitoring of the living tissues vitality and promising results obtained during preliminary experiments with transillumination scanning applied to human hand fingers. Upon the test results analysis, the necessity arises to configure the optical part so that a better resolution can be obtained with capacity of effective transillumination of objects optically thicker.

Keywords

Light–tissue interaction, medical imaging, noninvasive biomeasurements, optoelectronics, transillumination.