Optics, Biomedical

Authored by: Sergio Fantini

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EBBE2-120013943

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Abstract

Biomedical optics is a multidisciplinary field that embraces the studies of light propagation in biological samples, processes of light/tissue interaction, and applications of optical techniques in biology and medicine. This entry describes the fundamental properties of light, the optical properties of tissue, the basic mechanisms of light-tissue interaction, and examine a physical model that describes light propagation in tissue.

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