Terahertz Biomedical and Healthcare Technologies: Materials to Devices reviews emerging advances in terahertz biomedical and healthcare technologies, including advances in fundamental materials science research, device design and fabrication, applications, and challenges and opportunities for improved performance. In addition, the improvement of materials, optical elements, and measuring techniques are also explored. Other sections cover the design and development of wide bandgap semiconductors for terahertz device applications, including their physics, device modeling, characterization and fabrication concepts. Finally, the book touches on potential defense, medical imaging, internet of things, and the machine learning applications of terahertz technologies.
- Reviews the latest advances in the fundamental and applied research of terahertz technologies, covering key topics in materials science, biomedical engineering and healthcare informatics
- Includes applications of terahertz technologies in medical imaging, diagnosis and treatment
- Provides readers with an understanding of the machine learning, pattern recognition, and data analytics research utilized to enhance the effectiveness of terahertz technologies
Table of Contents
Section I: Terahertz Detectors and Sources: Design and Fabrication Aspects 1. THz Solid-State Source Based on IMPATT Devices 2. Terahertz Sources Based on Difference-Frequency Generation for Spectroscopy and Biomaterial Analysis 3. Advanced Materials and Structures for Terahertz Engineering 4. 2D Materials as THz Generators, Detectors, and Modulators: Potential Candidates for Biomedical Applications 5. Terahertz Technology – Emerging Trends and Application Viewpoints
Section II: Advanced Medical Imaging, Pattern Recognition and Tomographic Reconstruction 6. THz Medical Imaging: Current Status and Future Outlook 7. A Framework Development on Big Data Analytics for Terahertz Healthcare 8. Medical Imaging, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Wearable Devices in Terahertz Healthcare Technologies 9. A Survey on Machine Learning Techniques for THz Image Analysis 10. Amalgamation of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Breast Cancer Detection 11. Terahertz Molecular Imaging and Its Clinical Applications 12. Waveguides for Terahertz Endoscopy 13. Prospects in Medical Applications of Terahertz Waves