Most methods of imaging in the terahertz (THz) spectral region utilize either pulsed-laser sources or require the THz generation and detection sources to be phase coherent. The application of interferometric imaging to the THz range is described. Interferometric imaging offers considerable advantages in this regard due to its ability to image with only a handful of detector elements, image many sources of THz radiation at once, image incoherent as well as coherent sources, and provide spectral information as well as spatial imaging information. The THz interferometric imaging method is potentially useful for remote detection of explosives. (C) 2003 American Institute of Physics.