In order to understand the chemical processes, molecular structure, and the complex regulatory processes in biological or biomimetic systems a range of advanced analytical imaging techniques have been developed. Imaging technologies, when allied with more established instrumental analytical methods, permit access to formerly invisible areas such as the chemical processes within living systems.
Because the signalling and regulatory processes are diverse, no single imaging technique can provide the range of data needed to understand these systems so a broad range of imaging technologies has been developed. Biomedical Imaging: Principles and Applications reviews current and newly developed modalities of biomedical imaging and illustrates the state-of-the-art on how these methods are deployed. It compares the strengths and weaknesses of the imaging technologies covered and focuses on current and developing applications for chemical analysis of extremely delicate biologically based samples. International experts contribute chapters to provide coverage of MRT, CT, nanoESCA, raman mapping, multimodal imaging, and other imaging technologies.Reiner Salzer is Professor at the Institute for Analytical Chemistry at Technische Universit+t Dresden.*covers wide range of imaging technologies including MRT, CT, nanoESCA, raman mapping, and multimodal imaging. * includes both current and developing applications * includes a comparison of the relative merits and weaknesses among the technogies for application areas
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