Optical image acquisition, analysis and processing for biomedical applications

Daniel L. Farkas, Byron Ballou, Congwu Du, Gregory W. Fisher, Christopher Lau, Richard M Levenson

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Light is a most versatile tool for investigating biological systems and phenomena; the range, non-destructiveness, spatial discrimination and speed of optical imaging are all important for investigating biological structure and function at the cellular, tissue or even whole organism level. In live biological imaging, where the technological requirements are heightened by the challenges posed, other features of light, such as coherence and wavelength, are used to generate the additional contrast and resolution needed. We report here the recent improvements in our ability to image biological specimens optically, focusing on (a) spectral imaging and the related image processing issues, and (b) tomographic three-dimensional fluorescence imaging in vivo.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationImage Analysis and Processing - 9th International Conference, ICIAP 1997, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)3540635084, 9783540635086
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing, ICIAP 1997 - Florence, Italy
Duration: Sep 17 1997Sep 19 1997

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349


Other9th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing, ICIAP 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science


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