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Terahertz Imaging and Spectroscopy in Cancer Diagnostics: A Technical Review

Table 1

Information detected by different electromagnetic spectroscopies.

Spectroscopy typeDetectable information

Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopyElemental composition
Microwave spectroscopyRotation of molecules
Raman/infrared spectroscopyFundamental vibration of chemical bonds
Ultraviolet–visible light (UV/VIS) spectroscopyElectron excitation of specific molecules
Terahertz spectroscopyCollective behavior of molecules (vibration and rotation)