MINERVA Project, mid- To near Infrared Spectroscopy for Improved Medical Diagnostics

Valery Naranjo

Abstract

The main idea behind the MINERVA project is the recognition that for the first time, through breakthroughs in photonic technology, it is possible to open the mid-IR electromagnetic spectrum (3-12 m) for rapid medical imaging. In particular this could greatly improve the chances of early cancer diagnosis. MINERVA will exploit and develop the advances in soft glass optical fibres, acousto-optic (AO) modulator design, crystal growth, fibre lasers, supercontinuum sources and detectors in the mid-IR. Two specific high impact applications will be addressed: high volume pathology screening (i.e. automated microscopebased examination of routine patient samples) and human skin surface examination (i.e. non-invasive investigation of suspected skin cancer). In an Integrating Project of this scale it is possible to pursue several targets in parallel, each of which alone brings significant benefits. Together they could begin a new branch of the bio-medical imaging industry.

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Naranjo V. (2015). MINERVA Project, mid- To near Infrared Spectroscopy for Improved Medical Diagnostics . In European Project Space on Intelligent Systems, Pattern Recognition and Biomedical Systems - EPS Lisbon, ISBN 978-989-758-095-6, pages 53-69. DOI: 10.5220/0006162400530069


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@conference{eps lisbon15,
author={Valery Naranjo},
title={MINERVA Project, mid- To near Infrared Spectroscopy for Improved Medical Diagnostics},
booktitle={European Project Space on Intelligent Systems, Pattern Recognition and Biomedical Systems - EPS Lisbon,},
year={2015},
pages={53-69},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006162400530069},
isbn={978-989-758-095-6},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - European Project Space on Intelligent Systems, Pattern Recognition and Biomedical Systems - EPS Lisbon,
TI - MINERVA Project, mid- To near Infrared Spectroscopy for Improved Medical Diagnostics
SN - 978-989-758-095-6
AU - Naranjo V.
PY - 2015
SP - 53
EP - 69
DO - 10.5220/0006162400530069