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Spectral imaging in biomedicine: a selective overview
Author(s): Richard M. Levenson; Elliot S. Wachman; Wenhua Niu; Daniel L. Farkas
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Paper Abstract

We present a survey of spectral imaging for biological and medical applications. Brief philosophical and historical considerations are followed by an overview of the reasons for the modalities of achieving the fertile confluence of spectroscopy and imaging. Methods of wavelength selection at both the excitation and detection ends of an imaging system are listed and critically evaluated. A number of biological and medical applications of spectral imaging are discussed, highlighting microscopy and including our own work. We emphasize that the outlook for this research area critically depends on the further development of all component technologies, from reagents and optics to electronics and software.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 1998
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3438, Imaging Spectrometry IV, (16 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328111
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Richard M. Levenson, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
Elliot S. Wachman, Carnegie Mellon Univ. and ChromoDynamics, Inc. (United States)
Wenhua Niu, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
Daniel L. Farkas, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3438:
Imaging Spectrometry IV
Michael R. Descour; Sylvia S. Shen, Editor(s)

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