Optronic Techniques in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Medicine

  • Riccardo Pratesi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Miniature Laser Source Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Light-Tissue Interactions and Optics of Tissues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Jean-Luc Boulnois
      Pages 29-44
    3. M. J. C. van Gemert, A. J. Welch
      Pages 45-57
  4. Diagnostic Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. G. von Bally
      Pages 61-72
    3. Brian C. Wilson, R. Rox Anderson
      Pages 73-87
    4. Gert E. Nilsson, Anneli Jakobsson, Karin Wårdell
      Pages 89-99
    5. P. C. Jackson, H. Key, P. N. T. Wells
      Pages 101-115
    6. Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Richard Rava, Joseph Baraga, Maryann Fitzmaurice, John Kramer, Michael Feld
      Pages 129-138
    7. Robert W. Flower
      Pages 139-147
  5. Therapeutic Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Lamps

    3. Lasers

      1. Rosario Brancato, Giovanni Leoni, Giuseppe Trabucchi
        Pages 207-212
      2. R. Rox Anderson, John A. Parrish
        Pages 213-226
      3. Pasquale Spinelli, Marco Dal Fante, Andrea Mancini
        Pages 237-248
      4. Herbert J. Geschwind
        Pages 249-258
      5. Alberto Fracasso, Vincenzo Gallucci
        Pages 259-267
  6. Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. John A. Parrish
      Pages 287-297
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 299-309

About this book


The papers in this Volume were given at a two-day Conference on the subject of Optoelectronics in Medicine. The meeting was held in Florence, and promoted by the Consortium Centro di Eccellenza Optronica (C.E.O.). It represented the first of a series of Meetings on Optoelectronics that C.E.O. is organizing in order to stimulate new developments in this field and more efficient cooperation among local, national, and international research centers, industries, utilizers, etc .. Italian scientists have contributed consistently to the development of laser sources and to their applications to Medicine. A significant role has also been played by research institutes and industries in Florence. However, in this Conference, and in the Proceadings only a few Italian scientists were invited to present a lecture, thus offering the local and national communities as wide an international view as possible. Many more were present, however, as chairmen, and contributed successfully to making the discussions stimulating and fruitful. AB Editor, I had to substitute last-minute missing manuscripts with papers of my own, in order to keep the scheduled index of papers. The contributions presented at the Conference are written as extended, review­ like papers to provide a broad and representative coverage of the fields of light sources, optoelectronic systems for medical diagnosis, and light and laser applications to Medicine.


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  • Riccardo Pratesi
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Quantum Electronics and Department of PhysicsFlorenceItaly

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