The Neonate Brain (NIR) and Breast Imaging Using Transillumination

  • Y. Yamashita
  • S. Suzuki
  • S. Miyaki
  • T. Hayakawa


In physiological and biochemical observations, the ideal probes should allow effective yet non-invasive interaction with the subject, while conveying information to the observer without being affected by surrounding matter. Near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy realizes this dream, by allowing us to make repeated or continuous diagnosis of the human body without harm to the subject. This is achieved by observing spectral responses in tissues which vary according to their biological states. This technique has been used for monitoring the brain in neonates, and also for the diagnosis of breast cancer.


Laser Diode Cerebral Oxygenation Near Infrared Spectroscopy Neutral Density Filter Dark Count 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Yamashita
    • 1
  • S. Suzuki
    • 1
  • S. Miyaki
    • 1
  • T. Hayakawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.Hamamatsu City 435Japan

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