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    1. High Resolution Imaging in Microscopy and Ophthalmology: New Frontiers in Biomedical Optics (Textbook)

      High Resolution Imaging in Microscopy and Ophthalmology: New Frontiers in Biomedical Optics (Textbook)

      This open access book provides a comprehensive overview of the application of the newest laser and microscope/ophthalmoscope technology in the field of high resolution imaging in microscopy and ophthalmology. Starting by describing High-Resolution 3D Light Microscopy with STED and RESOLFT , the book goes on to cover retinal and anterior segment imaging and image-guided treatment and also discusses the development of adaptive optics in vision science and

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    2. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) for Examination of Artworks (Book Chapter)

      Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) for Examination of Artworks (Book Chapter)

      his book details the application of advanced characterisation techniques and diagnostic tools to heritage science, including the evaluation of heritage assets’ condition, their preservation and restoration. It examines the use of electrochemical techniques in conservation science, with a particular focus on how to solve problems in taking on-site measurements. Specifically, it introduces readers to a new gel polymer (GPE) electrochemical cell developed by the authors for the characterisation of metallic heritage objects. Other techniques used to characterise and monitor reinforced concrete objects in more modern buildings are also covered, including non-destructive electrochemical techniques that allow steel corrosion to be assessed ...

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    3. Medical Imaging Systems An Introductory Guide

      Medical Imaging Systems An Introductory Guide

      This open access book gives a complete and comprehensive introduction to the fields of medical imaging systems, as designed for a broad range of applications. The authors of the book first explain the foundations of system theory and image processing, before highlighting several modalities in a dedicated chapter. The initial focus is on modalities that are closely related to traditional camera systems such as endoscopy and microscopy. This is followed by more complex image formation processes: magnetic resonance imaging, X-ray projection imaging, computed tomography, X-ray phase-contrast imaging, nuclear imaging, ultrasound, and optical coherence tomography.

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    4. Peripheral Retinal Degenerations: Optical Coherence Tomography and Retinal Laser Coagulation (Textbook)

      Peripheral Retinal Degenerations: Optical Coherence Tomography and Retinal Laser Coagulation (Textbook)

      This book provides an illustrated guide to peripheral retinal degenerations and the role of spectral domain coherence tomography (SD-OCT) in diagnosis and treatment. The book discusses 73 clinical cases and gives detailed information on the principles of SD-OCT and its application in the imaging of peripheral retina. Peripheral Retinal Degenerations: Optical Coherence Tomography and Retinal Laser Coagulation, 2nd edition, discusses a broad range of retinal pathologies such as chorioretinal degenerations, posterior vitreous detachment, vitreoretinal adhesions and tractions and includes a plethora of high-quality clinical images throughout. Ophthalmologists and retinal specialists will find this updated edition to be the perfect didactic ...

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    5. Atlas of Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography (Textbook)

      Atlas of Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography (Textbook)

      This atlas presents an overview of Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and its implications on diagnostics of vitreous, retina and choroid. As the sensitivity of OCT imaging devices has increased, updated technologies have become available for engineers, scientists and medical specialists to adopt, and recent developments have led to the creation of a new generation of devices. The aim of this resource is to explain this new technology and its advantages over previous imaging devices and to illustrate how it may be used in to define eye diseases, aid in their treatment and facilitate treatment options.

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    6. Biomedical Optics in Otorhinolaryngology (Textbook)

      Biomedical Optics in Otorhinolaryngology (Textbook)

      Biomedical Optics in Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery gives an overview of current technology in biomedical optics relevant to the field of Otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery. It provides a comprehensive source of knowledge for researchers and active clinicians seeking information on the principles and practical use of novel diagnostic and therapeutic technology. While most books focus exclusively on laser surgery, which has been largely unchanged for the past 15 years, optical diagnostics and head and neck PDT (photodynamic therapy) are usually entirely overlooked. This book contains a basic introduction into the physics of light and its propagation, lasers ...

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    7. Optical Coherence Tomography in Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical Applications (Textbook)

      Optical Coherence Tomography in Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical Applications (Textbook)

      This book gives a clinical context to optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings, while considering the differential diagnosis and providing patient management guidance. Relevant anatomical and technical aspects are discussed, followed by a pragmatic illustration of the use of OCT for the clinical spectrum of multiple sclerosis and optic neuritis, and finishing with information on monitoring ocular side effects of recently approved disease-modifying treatments in multiple sclerosis. Optical Coherence Tomography in Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical Applications is aimed at clinical neurologists working with patients suffering from MS and general neurologists who see patients with visual symptoms in their daily practice. Ophthalmologists sharing ...

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    8. Smart Sensors for Health and Environment Monitoring (Book)

      Smart Sensors for Health and Environment Monitoring (Book)

      This book covers two most important applications of smart sensors, namely bio-health sensing and environmental monitoring. The approach taken is holistic and covers the complete scope of the subject matter from the principles of the sensing mechanism, through device physics, circuit and system implementation techniques, and energy issues to wireless connectivity solutions. It is written at a level suitable mainly for post-graduate level researchers interested in practical applications. The chapters are independent but complementary to each other, and the book works within the wider perspective of essential smart sensors for the Internet of Things (IoT). This is the second of ...

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    9. The Role of Multiple Imaging Modalities to Disclose the Mechanism of ACS Angioscopy in Comparison to Other Imaging Modalities Including OCT, IVUS and CTA (Book Chapter)

      The Role of Multiple Imaging Modalities to Disclose the Mechanism of ACS Angioscopy in Comparison to Other Imaging Modalities Including OCT, IVUS and CTA (Book Chapter)

      This book presents a thorough review of coronary angioscopy, ranging from instructions on its use to the latest advances. Starting with the structure and fundamental principles of angioscopy, it shows readers how to apply the image to comprehensive care of coronary-artery patients. Plentiful color photos and illustrations will enable readers to investigate and classify plaques and thrombi and to evaluate coronary stent- and drug-based therapies. The authors are leading researchers on angioscopy. This book offers the perfect guide not only for new clinicians but also for cardiologists who have already adopted this technique for medical examination and treatment. Angioscopy is ...

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    10. Atherosclerosis: Clinical Perspectives Through Imaging (Book)

      Atherosclerosis: Clinical Perspectives Through Imaging (Book)

      This book will be a highly practical primer for cardiologists. The text will be aimed at practicing clinicians and will rely on didactic tabular and bullet points and a host of fine imagery describing the common features of the imaging of atherosclerosis and enabling the reader to understand more about the advantages and limitations of each modality in investigating athersclosis. Edited by and contributed to by a host of international experts in cardiac imaging, this book will be destined to be a must read by all who image the heart.

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    11. Optical Interferometry for Biology and Medicine (Book)

      Optical Interferometry for Biology and Medicine (Book)
      This book presents the fundamental physics of optical interferometry as applied to biophysical, biological and medical research. Interference is at the core of many types of optical detection and is a powerful probe of cellular and tissue structure in interfererence microscopy and in optical coherence tomography. It is also the root cause of speckle and other imaging artefacts that limit range and resolution. For biosensor applications, the inherent sensitivity of interferometry enables ultrasensitive detection of molecules in biological samples for medical diagnostics. In this book, emphasis is placed on the physics of light scattering, beginning with the molecular origins of ...
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    12. Medical Retina: Focus on Retinal Imaging (Book)

      Medical Retina: Focus on Retinal Imaging (Book)
      The 8 recurring volumes of the "Essentials in Ophthalmology" series cover the most recent developments in one of eight subspecialties in Ophthalmology. With four volumes published per year, each subspecialty is newly visited every 24 months, with a distinct focus on recent developments. By bridging the gap between original research and medical textbooks, the transfer of this developing knowledge into daily practice is greatly enhanced. This volume focuses on retinal imaging, a quickly evolving field with numerous advances like Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT).
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    13. The Supercontinuum Laser Source: Fundamentals with Updated References (Book)

      The Supercontinuum Laser Source: Fundamentals with Updated References (Book)
      Photonics and nonlinear optics are important areas of science, engineering and technology. One of the most important ultrafast nonlinear optical processes is the supercontinuum (SC) – the production of intense white light pulses covering: uv, visible, NIR, MIR, and IR. It is produced using ultrashort laser pulses (ps/fs) to produce the ultrabroad band of frequencies. This book covers the fundamental principles and surveys research of current thinkers and experts in the field with updated references of the key breakthroughs over the past decade and a half. The application of SC are time-resolved pump-SC probe absorption and excitation spectroscopy for chemistry ...
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    14. Optical Coherence Tomography in Age-Related Macular Degeneration (Book)

      Optical Coherence Tomography in Age-Related Macular Degeneration (Book)
      Rapid or even dramatic progress has been made in the field of AMD over recent years, leading to a constant revision of basic concepts. A wide range of fundus imaging modalities are now available, and this book explains the respective value of each technique. The information provided by OCT is presented logically by comparison with plain films, autofluorescence, fluorescein angiography, or indocyanine green angiography. Meticulous biomicroscopic examination of macular changes and the essential value of fluorescein angiography for the detection of anatomical alterations of the macula and for precise evaluation of lesions and their course by indocyanine green angiography have ...
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    15. New Challenges in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (Book)

      New Challenges in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (Book)
      Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy has become indispensable in both diagnosis and treatment of GI disorders. It has been 10 years now since the first Endoscopy Forum Japan was held, and in that time, leading young endoscopists, including colleagues from Asia, Australia, Europe, and the United States, have participated in the forum, discussing issues at the forefront of the field. Through their efforts, GI endoscopy has advanced with many new methods for both diagnoses and treatments, and those achievements are included in this book. Contributing to the development of endoscopic medicine all over the world, this is a groundbreaking, edifying, and engrossing ...
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    16. Imaging in Oncological Urology (Book)

      Imaging in Oncological Urology (Book)
      Prostate cancer is now the primary malignancy in men, while bladder and renal cancer are not far behind. This hugely important book details significant changes in imaging in oncological conditions related to the bladder, prostate and kidneys. The focus is on oncology in urology, mainly Ultrasound and MRI, with organ-oriented topics. The latest technologies on imaging are included to better identify carcinomatous lesions and lymph node metastases. Each chapter includes a section that outlines the optimal imaging approach, providing an algorithm for imaging per disease entity, and according to the evidence-based chronological and diagnostic follow-up. What makes this book so ...
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    17. Retinal Angiography and Optical Coherence Tomography (Book)

      Retinal Angiography and Optical Coherence Tomography (Book)
      This new technology is expanding in daily practice. These expert authors are the ideal resource for clinicians seeking practical "how-to" information. Written for: Retina and glaucoma specialists and fellows, general ophthalmologists and residents in training. OCT is a relatively new imaging technique that is becoming increasingly popular among ophthalmologists in both private and academic settings. Imaging has been a slow moving area in ophthalmology for some time, but now OCT is providing another, more detailed source of demonstrable change in the eye, in diagnostic, therapeutic or post-surgical setting. (OCT and ultrasound both measure advancing disease states and post surgical healing ...
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    18. Coherent-Domain Optical Methods: Biomedical Diagnostics, Environment and Material Science (Book)

      Coherent-Domain Optical Methods: Biomedical Diagnostics, Environment and Material Science (Book)

      For the first time in one set of books, coherent-domain optical methods are discussed in the framework of various applications, which are characterized by a strong light scattering. A few chapters describe basic research containing the updated results on coherent and polarized light non-destructive interactions with a scattering medium, in particular, diffraction, interference, and speckle formation at multiple scattering. These chapters allow for understanding coherent-domain diagnostic techniques presented in later chapters. A large portion of Volume I is dedicated to analysis of various aspects of optical coherence tomography (OCT) - a very new and growing field of coherent optics. Two chapters ...

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