19 July 2010

Handbook of Photonics for Biomedical Science published

The Handbook of Photonics for Biomedical Science analyzes achievements, new trends, and perspectives of photonics in its application to biomedicine. With contributions from P4L scientists and other world-renowned experts in the field, the handbook describes advanced biophotonics methods and techniques intensively developed in recent years.

Addressing the latest problems in biomedical optics and biophotonics, the book discusses optical and terahertz spectroscopy and imaging methods for biomedical diagnostics based on the interaction of coherent, polarized, and acoustically modulated radiation with tissues and cells. It covers modalities of nonlinear spectroscopic microscopies, photonic technologies for therapy and surgery, and nanoparticle photonic technologies for cancer treatment and UV radiation protection. The text also elucidates the advanced spectroscopy and imaging of normal and pathological tissues.

The handbook represents the next step in contemporary biophotonics advances. By collecting recently published information scattered in the literature, the book enables researchers, engineers, and medical doctors to become familiar with major, state-of-the-art results in biophotonics science and technology.

  • Describes important methods, such as finite-difference time-domain simulation, for the mathematical modeling of light transport and interaction with cells
  • Discusses recent optical and terahertz spectroscopy and imaging methods for biomedical diagnostics
  • Presents novel modalities of photon ballistic, multidimensional fluorescence, Raman, confocal, CARS, and other nonlinear spectroscopies that provide molecular-level cell and tissue imaging
  • Explores key photonic technologies for therapy and surgery, including photodynamic, low-intensity laser, and photothermal therapies
  • Explains how nanoparticle photonic technologies are used for cancer treatment and human organism protection from UV radiation
  • Focuses on advanced spectroscopy and imaging of a variety of normal and pathological tissues, such as embryonic, eye, skin, brain, and gastric tissues

Editor: Valery V. Tuchin, Saratov State University, Russia
ISBN: 9781439806289
Binding: Hardback

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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