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From Mars To Man: Biomedical Research At The Jet Proulsion Laboratory
Author(s): E. S. Beckenbach
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Paper Abstract

In the course of the unmanned exploration of the solar system, which the California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has managed for NASA, major advances in computerized image processing, materials research, and miniature electronics design have been accomplished. This presentation will show some of the imaging results from space exploration missions, as well as biomedical research tasks based in these technologies. Among other topics, the use of polymeric microspheres in cancer therapy will be discussed. Also included are ceramic applications to prothesis development, laser applications in the treatment of coronary artery disease, multispectral imaging as used in the diagnosis of thermal burn injury, and some examples of telemetry systems as they can be involved in biological systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 1985
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0516, Diagnostic Imaging Applications, (28 February 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.945124
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E. S. Beckenbach, The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0516:
Diagnostic Imaging Applications
Edwin S. Beckenbach, Editor(s)

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