7 February 2012

Dictionary of Biomedical Optics and Biophotonics

Whether you are new to biomedical optics and biophotonics or you need a robust definition from a master of the field, Valery Tuchin's dictionary is a must-have reference. Each of approximately 2500 key terms is bolded throughout the text to direct you from definition to definition and give you a rich understanding of the terminology in this quickly developing field. This dictionary summarizes the terminology and definitions used in the rapidly developing fields of biomedical optics and biophotonics. It is based on the glossaries of twoearlier books, Tissue Optics: Light Scattering Methods and Instruments for Medical Diagnosis (SPIE Press, 2000) and the second edition of Tissue Optics: Light Scattering Methods and Instruments for Medical Diagnosis (SPIE Press, 2007); however, the terms and definitions have been expanded to short articles that serve as brief introductions to biomedical topics. Cross-referenced terms are in bold to facilitate searching.

It is impossible to present definitions of all related terms used in the dictionary, and thus they were selected based on the author's teaching and research experience. As many terms from biomedical optics and biophotonics as possible have been included, although I am open to further suggestions for additions in future editions. Researchers, practitioners, and professionals in biomedical optics and biophotonics, as well as professionals in other disciplines, such as laser physics and technology, fiber optics, spectroscopy, material science, biology, and medicine will find the book a useful resource. Graduate and undergraduate students studying biomedical physics and engineering, biomedical optics and biophotonics, and medical science are the target group benefitng from consulting this reference.

Round Robin Experiment

Raman spectroscopy has already proved its effectiveness in many cases for medical diagnostics such as for cancer, cardiovascular diseases and infections. However, there are no standards in the different working groups, e.g. for sample preparation, implementation of the Raman experiments, spectra pre-treatment, data evaluation, etc.In a round robin experiment, the required groundwork will take place in order to define standardised Raman measurement methods, which will be fundamental for establishing Raman spectroscopy for clinical diagnostic procedures.

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