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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Review of spectral imaging technology in biomedical engineering: achievements and challenges
Author(s): Qingli Li; Xiaofu He; Yiting Wang; Hongying Liu; Dongrong Xu; Fangmin Guo

Paper Abstract

Spectral imaging is a technology that integrates conventional imaging and spectroscopy to get both spatial and spectral information from an object. Although this technology was originally developed for remote sensing, it has been extended to the biomedical engineering field as a powerful analytical tool for biological and biomedical research. This review introduces the basics of spectral imaging, imaging methods, current equipment, and recent advances in biomedical applications. The performance and analytical capabilities of spectral imaging systems for biological and biomedical imaging are discussed. In particular, the current achievements and limitations of this technology in biomedical engineering are presented. The benefits and development trends of biomedical spectral imaging are highlighted to provide the reader with an insight into the current technological advances and its potential for biomedical research.

Paper Details

PDF: 29 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 18(10) 100901 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.18.10.100901
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 18, Issue 10, October 2013
Show Author Affiliations
Qingli Li, East China Normal Univ. (China)
Xiaofu He, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Yiting Wang, East China Normal Univ. (China)
Hongying Liu, East China Normal Univ. (China)
Dongrong Xu, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Fangmin Guo, East China Normal Univ. (China)

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