An Introduction to Biomedical Optics

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CRC Press, 2006 M12 13 - 632 pages
Many universities now offer a course in biomedical optics, but lack a textbook specifically addressing the topic. Intended to fill this gap, An Introduction to Biomedical Optics is the first comprehensive, introductory text describing both diagnostic and therapeutic optical methods in medicine. It provides the fundamental background needed for graduate students in biomedical and electrical engineering, physics, biology, and medicine to learn about several biomedical optics issues.

The textbook is divided into three main sections: general optics theory, therapeutic applications of light, and diagnostic optical methods. Each chapter has different levels of detail to build students' knowledge from one level to the next. The first section covers the history of optics theory and the basic science behind light-tissue interactions. It also introduces the relevant approaches and approximations used to describe light propagation in turbid biological media. In the second section, the authors look more closely at light-tissue interactions and their applications in different medical areas, such as wound healing and tissue welding. The final section examines the various diagnostic methods that are employed using optical techniques. Throughout the text, the authors employ numerical examples of clinical and research requirements.

Fulfilling the need for a concise biomedical optics textbook, An Introduction to Biomedical Optics addresses the theory and applications of this growing field.
 

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Contents

Introduction to the Use of Light for Diagnostic
3
Light Sources
18
Light Sources
44
Summary
63
Classical Optics
69
Other Optical Principles
85
Review of Optical Interaction Properties
95
Doppler Effect
115
Spectroscopy
269
Summary
314
Summary
339
Photophysical
345
Photochemical
377
Summary
388
Fetal Surgery
407
Photophysical
425

LightTissue Interaction Variables
121
Tissue Variables
133
LightTissue Interaction Theory
155
Numerical and Deterministic Methods in LightTissue
181
LightTissue Interaction Mechanisms
219
Birefringence Effects
243
Optical Activity
253
Spectral Range Diagnostics
457
12
465
Photochemical
531
Photobiological
551
Fiberoptic Sensors
557
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