Biological imaging spectroscopy

Gregory Bearman, Richard M Levenson

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Improved detectors, new electro-optical devices, and vastly improved computational power for data analysis have fueled the recent interest in combining biology and spectroscopy. This chapter examines three aspects of biomedical imaging spectroscopy: 1. Data acquisition: What instruments are available for acquiring an image cube and what are the performance trade-offs involved in choosing one over the other? 2. Data analysis: What are some of the approaches for examining very large and multivariate data sets? We shall see that the remote sensing community, focused primarily on geology, has many tools that can be applied to biomedical data. 3. Applications: Which current research areas in biology and medicine can exploit the power of imaging spectroscopy?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomedical Photonics
Subtitle of host publicationHandbook
PublisherCRC Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780203008997
ISBN (Print)0849311160, 9780849311161
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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