Advanced Biophotonics: Tissue Optical Sectioning

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Ruikang K. Wang, Valery V Tuchin
CRC Press, Jul 23, 2013 - Technology & Engineering - 733 pages

Despite a number of books on biophotonics imaging for medical diagnostics and therapy, the field still lacks a comprehensive imaging book that describes state-of-the-art biophotonics imaging approaches intensively developed in recent years. Addressing this shortfall, Advanced Biophotonics: Tissue Optical Sectioning presents contemporary methods and applications of biophotonics imaging. Gathering research otherwise scattered in numerous physical, chemical, biophysical, and biomedical journals, the book helps researchers, bioengineers, and medical doctors understand major recent bioimaging technologies and the underlying biophotonics science.

Well-known international experts explore a variety of "hot" biomedical optics and biophotonics problems, including the use of photoacoustic imaging to investigate the molecular and cellular processes in living systems. The book also covers Monte Carlo modeling, tissue optics and tissue optical clearing, nonlinear optical microscopy, various aspects of optical coherence tomography, multimodal tomography, adaptive optics, and signal imaging.

With 58 color images, this book represents a valuable contribution to the biomedical and biophotonics literature. Designed for researchers and practitioners in biophotonics, the book is also a useful resource for scientists in laser physics and technology, fiber optics, spectroscopy, materials science, biology, and medicine as well as students studying biomedical physics and engineering, biomedical optics, and biophotonics.


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Ruikang K. Wang, PhD, is a professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington. A fellow of the Optical Society of America, Dr. Wang has authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, one book on optical information processing, and 12 book chapters. His research interests include biophotonics and imaging, optical coherence tomography, optical microangiography, and their applications in neurology, ophthalmology, dermatology, and cancer.

Valery V. Tuchin, PhD, holds the Optics and Biophotonics Chair and is a director of the Research-Educational Institute of Optics and Biophotonics at Saratov State University. He is also head of the Laboratory on Laser Diagnostics of Technical and Living Systems at the Russian Academy of Science’s Institute of Precise Mechanics and Control and a Finland Distinguished Professor in the Optoelectronics and Measurement Techniques Laboratory at the University of Oulu. A SPIE fellow, Dr. Tuchin has authored numerous books and more than 300 peer-reviewed papers. His research interests include biophotonics, biomedical optics and laser medicine, and physics of optical and laser measurements.

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