By P. Morris (Eds.)
Biomedical Imaging: functions and Advances discusses the applied sciences and newest advancements within the more and more very important box of imaging concepts for the prognosis of illness, tracking of scientific implants, and methods for customized medicine.
Chapters partially one discover the entire variety of imaging applied sciences from atomic strength microscopy (AFM) to positron emission tomography (PET), in addition to the next-generation thoughts which could give you the foundation for custom-made drugs. half highlights application-specific biomedical imaging equipment, together with ophthalmic imaging of ocular stream, imaging tools for detection of joint degeneration, neural mind activation imaging, and using mind imaging to evaluate post-therapy responses. additional chapters evaluation intravascular, cardiovascular, and whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Biomedical Imaging is a technical source for these fascinated with imaging and prognosis, together with fabrics scientists and engineers in addition to clinicians and academics.
- Explores the entire variety of imaging applied sciences from atomic strength microscopy (AFM) to positron emission tomography (PET), in addition to next-eneration recommendations for custom-made medicine
- Highlights application-specific biomedical imaging equipment, together with ophthalmic imaging of ocular move, imaging equipment for detection of joint degeneration, neural mind activation imaging, and using mind imaging to evaluate submit treatment responses
- Reviews intravascular, cardiovascular, and whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
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Biomedical Imaging. Applications and Advances by P. Morris (Eds.)