Description

Biomedical Imaging: Applications and Advances discusses the technologies and latest developments in the increasingly important field of imaging techniques for the diagnosis of disease, monitoring of medical implants, and strategies for personalized medicine.

Chapters in part one explore the full range of imaging technologies from atomic force microscopy (AFM) to positron emission tomography (PET), as well as the next-generation techniques that could provide the basis for personalized medicine. Part two highlights application-specific biomedical imaging methods, including ophthalmic imaging of ocular circulation, imaging methods for detection of joint degeneration, neural brain activation imaging, and the use of brain imaging to assess post-therapy responses. Further chapters review intravascular, cardiovascular, and whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Biomedical Imaging is a technical resource for those concerned with imaging and diagnosis, including materials scientists and engineers as well as clinicians and academics.

Key Features

  • Explores the full range of imaging technologies from atomic force microscopy (AFM) to positron emission tomography (PET), as well as next-eneration techniques for personalized medicine
  • Highlights application-specific biomedical imaging methods, including ophthalmic imaging of ocular circulation, imaging methods for detection of joint degeneration, neural brain activation imaging, and the use of brain imaging to assess post therapy responses
  • Reviews intravascular, cardiovascular, and whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Readership

Ophthalmologists, cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons, researchers in ophthalmology, materials scientists and engineers

Table of Contents

Contributor contact details

Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials

Foreword

Preface

Part I: Imaging technologies

1. Biomedical Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 The role of PET in oncology

1.3 Individual oncological PET tracers and their applications

1.4 The role of PET in neurology

1.5 The role of PET in cardiology

1.6 The role of PET in drug development

1.7 Conclusion and future trends

1.8 References

2. Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) in biomedical research

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Key concepts of atomic force microscopy (AFM)

2.3 AFM imaging methodologies

2.4 AFM nano-indentation

2.5 Specialized techniques

2.6 Conclusion and future trends

2.7 Bibliography

3. Next generation techniques for biomedical imaging

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 An overview of imaging sciences

3.3 New developments to improve diagnosis and biological analysis

3.4 Imaging techniques: imaging Omics and array imaging

3.5 Plasmonics

3.6 iBIOS Omics imaging: instrument assembly

3.7 Label-free measurements: problems of nonspecific binding and the analyte dynamic range

3.8 Data correction and analysis

3.9 Biomarker panel analysis

3.10 Future trends in Omics imaging

3.11 Conclusion

3.12 Sources of further information and advice

3.13 Acknowledgement

3.14 References

Part II: Application-specific biomedical imaging techniques

4. Brain imaging: assessing therapy responses using quantitative imaging biomarkers

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Epidemiology and classification of brain tumors

4.3 Treatment

4.4 The role of neuroimaging: computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR)

Details

No. of pages:
344
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Print ISBN:
9780857091277
Electronic ISBN:
9780857097477

About the editor

Peter Morris

Peter Morris is Head of Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre, Faculty of Science, University of Nottingham, UK.