Handbook of Photomedicine

  • Filename: handbook-of-photomedicine.
  • ISBN: 9781439884690
  • Release Date: 2013-10-22
  • Number of pages: 886
  • Author: Michael R. Hamblin
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Providing the most comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of this exciting biomedical field, Handbook of Photomedicine gathers together a large team of international experts to give you a complete account of the application of light in healthcare and medical science. The book progresses logically from the history and fundamentals of photomedicine to diverse therapeutic applications of light, known collectively as phototherapies. It facilitates your understanding of human diseases caused by light, the rationale for photoprotection, and major applications of phototherapy in clinical practice. The handbook begins with a series of historical vignettes of pioneers from the last two centuries. It also presents the fundamentals of physics and biology as applied to photomedicine. It next examines conditions and diseases caused by light, including skin cancer, dermatoses, and immunosuppression. The remainder of the book focuses on the most important clinical therapeutic applications of different kinds of light that vary in both wavelength and intensity. The book discusses ultraviolet phototherapy for skin diseases and infections and presents the basic science of photodynamic therapy and its use in cancer therapy and other medical specialties. It then covers mechanistic studies and clinical applications of low-level laser (light) therapy as well as the use of high power or surgical laser therapy in specialties, such as dentistry and dermatology. The book concludes with a collection of miscellaneous types of phototherapy.

Handbook of Low level Laser Therapy

  • Filename: handbook-of-low-level-laser-therapy.
  • ISBN: 9814669601
  • Release Date: 2016-06-21
  • Number of pages: 1300
  • Author: Michael R. Hamblin
  • Publisher:



This book compiles cutting-edge contributions from the world's leading experts in Photobiomodulation and LLLT. Chapters cover general concepts, mechanisms of action, in vitro studies, pre-clinical animal studies, veterinary applications and a wide range of clinical topics. Edited by Michael Hamblin from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, aided by two prominent researchers (Marcelo Sousa and Tanupriya Agrawal), this book will appeal to anyone involved in the basic science, translational aspects and clinical applications of LLLT

Handbook of Biomedical Optics

  • Filename: handbook-of-biomedical-optics.
  • ISBN: 9781420090376
  • Release Date: 2016-04-19
  • Number of pages: 831
  • Author: David A. Boas
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Biomedical optics holds tremendous promise to deliver effective, safe, non- or minimally invasive diagnostics and targeted, customizable therapeutics. Handbook of Biomedical Optics provides an in-depth treatment of the field, including coverage of applications for biomedical research, diagnosis, and therapy. It introduces the theory and fundamentals of each subject, ensuring accessibility to a wide multidisciplinary readership. It also offers a view of the state of the art and discusses advantages and disadvantages of various techniques. Organized into six sections, this handbook: Contains introductory material on optics and the optical properties of tissue Describes the various forms of spectroscopy and its applications in medicine and biology, including methods that exploit intrinsic absorption and scattering contrast; dynamic contrast; and fluorescence and Raman contrast mechanisms Provides extensive coverage of tomography from the microscopic (optical coherence tomography) to the macroscopic (diffuse optical tomography) to photoacoustic tomography Discusses cutting-edge translations to biomedical applications in both basic sciences and clinical studies Details molecular imaging and molecular probe development Highlights the use of light in disease and injury treatment The breadth and depth of multidisciplinary knowledge in biomedical optics has been expanding continuously and exponentially, thus underscoring the lack of a single source to serve as a reference and teaching tool for scientists in related fields. Handbook of Biomedical Optics addresses this need, offering the most complete up-to-date overview of the field for researchers and students alike.

Biomedical Photonics Handbook

  • Filename: biomedical-photonics-handbook.
  • ISBN: 0849311160
  • Release Date: 2003-03-26
  • Number of pages: 1872
  • Author: Tuan Vo-Dinh
  • Publisher: CRC Press



A wide variety of biomedical photonic technologies have been developed recently for clinical monitoring of early disease states; molecular diagnostics and imaging of physiological parameters; molecular and genetic biomarkers; and detection of the presence of pathological organisms or biochemical species of clinical importance. However, available information on this rapidly growing field is fragmented among a variety of journals and specialized books. Now researchers and medical practitioners have an authoritative and comprehensive source for the latest research and applications in biomedical photonics. Over 150 leading scientists, engineers, and physicians discuss state-of-the-art instrumentation, methods, and protocols in the Biomedical Photonics Handbook. Editor-in-Chief Tuan Vo-Dinh and an advisory board of distinguished scientists and medical experts ensure that each of the 65 chapters represents the latest and most accurate information currently available.

Handbook of Photonics for Biomedical Science

  • Filename: handbook-of-photonics-for-biomedical-science.
  • ISBN: 9781439806296
  • Release Date: 2010-05-18
  • Number of pages: 868
  • Author: Valery V. Tuchin
  • Publisher: CRC Press



The Handbook of Photonics for Biomedical Science analyzes achievements, new trends, and perspectives of photonics in its application to biomedicine. With contributions from world-renowned experts in the field, the handbook describes advanced biophotonics methods and techniques intensively developed in recent years. Addressing the latest problems in biomedical optics and biophotonics, the book discusses optical and terahertz spectroscopy and imaging methods for biomedical diagnostics based on the interaction of coherent, polarized, and acoustically modulated radiation with tissues and cells. It covers modalities of nonlinear spectroscopic microscopies, photonic technologies for therapy and surgery, and nanoparticle photonic technologies for cancer treatment and UV radiation protection. The text also elucidates the advanced spectroscopy and imaging of normal and pathological tissues. This comprehensive handbook represents the next step in contemporary biophotonics advances. By collecting recently published information scattered in the literature, the book enables researchers, engineers, and medical doctors to become familiar with major, state-of-the-art results in biophotonics science and technology.

Handbook of Cosmetic Science and Technology Fourth Edition

  • Filename: handbook-of-cosmetic-science-and-technology-fourth-edition.
  • ISBN: 9781842145647
  • Release Date: 2014-04-09
  • Number of pages: 725
  • Author: André O. Barel
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Written by experienced and internationally renowned contributors, this is the fourth edition of what has become the standard reference for cosmetic scientists and dermatologists seeking the latest innovations and technology for the formulation, design, testing, use, and production of cosmetic products for skin, hair, and nails. New to this fourth edition are chapters on dermatocosmetic vehicles, surface film, causes and measurement of skin aging, make-up products, skin healing, cosmetics in sports, cosmetotextiles, nutricosmetics, natural ingredients, cosmeceuticals, and regulatory vigilance.

Clinical Photomedicine

  • Filename: clinical-photomedicine.
  • ISBN: 0824788621
  • Release Date: 1993-03-19
  • Number of pages: 428
  • Author: H. W. Lim
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Offering broad coverage of the basic, clinical and curative aspects of photomedicine, this reference reflects the recent expansion of knowledge on the effects of light on normal skin as well as photosensitivity disorders and the use of light in treating various diseases and conditions.;The book demonstrates how light acts as a therapeutic agent by means such as phototherapy, photochemotherapy, extracorporeal photopheresis, and the use of lasers in photomedicine and photodynamic therapy.;Providing a detailed introduction to the subject, Clinical Photomedicine: discusses the fundamental principles of photomedicine such as skin optics, light sources, and pharmacology; explicates the acute and chronic effects of light on normal skin, including sunburn reaction, photoaging, and skin cancer; considers photoimmunology; examines clinical photosensitivity diseases as well as topical and systemic photoprotection; and much more.;With over 1300 literature citations, Clinical Photomedicine is designed as a resource for dermatologists and photobiologists, as well as residents and fellows in these disciplines.

Just Love

  • Filename: just-love.
  • ISBN: 0826410014
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 322
  • Author: Margaret A. Farley
  • Publisher: A&C Black



Examines the sexual beliefs and practices of different religions, cultures, genders, and relationships to propose a modern-day framework on the topic that is more focused on love rather than sex.

Image Principles Neck and the Brain

  • Filename: image-principles-neck-and-the-brain.
  • ISBN: 9781482216202
  • Release Date: 2016-04-21
  • Number of pages: 832
  • Author: Luca Saba
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique used in biomedical imaging and radiology to visualize internal structures of the body. Because MRI provides excellent contrast between different soft tissues, the technique is especially useful for diagnostic imaging of the brain, muscles, and heart. In the past 20 years, MRI technology has improved significantly with the introduction of systems up to 7 Tesla (7 T) and with the development of numerous post-processing algorithms such as diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), functional MRI (fMRI), and spectroscopic imaging. From these developments, the diagnostic potentialities of MRI have improved impressively with an exceptional spatial resolution and the possibility of analyzing the morphology and function of several kinds of pathology. Given these exciting developments, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Handbook: Image Principles, Neck, and the Brain is a timely addition to the growing body of literature in the field. Covering MRI from fundamentals to practice, this comprehensive book: Discusses the clinical benefits of diagnosing human pathologies using MRI Explains the physical principles of MRI and how to use the technique correctly Highlights each organ’s anatomy and pathological processes with high-quality images Examines the protocols and potentialities of advanced MRI scanners such as 7 T systems Includes extensive references at the end of each chapter to enhance further study Thus, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Handbook: Image Principles, Neck, and the Brain provides radiologists and imaging specialists with a valuable, state-of-the-art reference on MRI.

Coherent Raman Scattering Microscopy

  • Filename: coherent-raman-scattering-microscopy.
  • ISBN: 9781439867655
  • Release Date: 2012-10-29
  • Number of pages: 610
  • Author: Ji-Xin Cheng
  • Publisher: CRC Press



The First Book on CRS Microscopy Compared to conventional Raman microscopy, coherent Raman scattering (CRS) allows label-free imaging of living cells and tissues at video rate by enhancing the weak Raman signal through nonlinear excitation. Edited by pioneers in the field and with contributions from a distinguished team of experts, Coherent Raman Scattering Microscopy explains how CRS can be used to obtain a point-by-point chemical map of live cells and tissues. In color throughout, the book starts by establishing the foundation of CRS microscopy. It discusses the principles of nonlinear optical spectroscopy, particularly coherent Raman spectroscopy, and presents the theories of contrast mechanisms pertinent to CRS microscopy. The text then provides important technical aspects of CRS microscopy, including microscope construction, detection schemes, and data analyses. It concludes with a survey of applications that demonstrate how CRS microscopy has become a valuable tool in biomedicine. Due to its label-free, noninvasive examinations of living cells and organisms, CRS microscopy has opened up exciting prospects in biology and medicine—from the mapping of 3D distributions of small drug molecules to identifying tumors in tissues. An in-depth exploration of the theories, technology, and applications, this book shows how CRS microscopy has impacted human health and will deepen our understanding of life processes in the future.

Lighting Handbook

  • Filename: lighting-handbook.
  • ISBN: MINN:31951D010516096
  • Release Date: 1993
  • Number of pages: 989
  • Author: Mark S. Rea
  • Publisher: Illuminating Engineering



This comprehensive volume contains explanations of concepts, techniques, applications, procedures and systems as well as detailed definitions, tasks, charts and diagrams to provide the reader with what they need to know about lighting.

Handbook of Diet Nutrition and the Skin

  • Filename: handbook-of-diet-nutrition-and-the-skin.
  • ISBN: 9789086867295
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 487
  • Author: Victor R. Preedy
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Studies have clearly shown that optimal diet and nutrition can prevent skin disease. Moreover, novel nutritional components have been used experimentally to treat skin conditions. However, the clinical application of these nutrients awaits confirmation. It is thus up to health care professionals to present new knowledge in order to provide advice or treatments for skin problems. This handbook provides, in a single volume, comprehensive coverage of the relation between skin and diet and nutrition in its broadest sense. The Handbook of diet, nutrition and the skin consists of sections on general aspects of skin, nutrition and diet, micronutrients, nutraceuticals, cancer and specific skin conditions. Unique features of each chapter in this volume include relevant and useful 'key facts' which highlight interesting or important findings of the specific subjects and 'summary points' that are designed to abstract each chapter in take home messages. This handbook will be of interest to a wide range of readers, such as dermatologists, doctors, nurses and those interested in, or working within the area of skin health. This will of course also include nutritionists and dieticians, dermatologists, cosmetic scientists, health workers and practitioners, college and university lecturers and undergraduate and graduate students.

CRC Handbook of Organic Photochemistry and Photobiology Volumes 1 2 Second Edition

  • Filename: crc-handbook-of-organic-photochemistry-and-photobiology-volumes-1-2-second-edition.
  • ISBN: 020349590X
  • Release Date: 2003-09-29
  • Number of pages: 2904
  • Author: William M. Horspool
  • Publisher: CRC Press



The second edition of this best-selling handbook is bigger, more comprehensive, and now completely current. In addition to thorough updates to the discussions featured in the first edition, this edition includes 66 new chapters that reflect recent developments, new applications, and emerging areas of interest. Within the handbook's 145 critically reviewed chapters, leading experts from around the world present fundamental concepts, cutting-edge research, and up-to-date tables of physical data. The CRC Handbook of Organic Photochemistry and Photobiology, Second Edition is simply the most authoritative and complete resource available for these fields. New or updated topics in the Second Edition include: Photosensory Biology Phochemotherapy Photodynamic Therapy Photoecology Photosynthesis Photomovements Phototropism Photomorphogenesis Optobioelectronics Biomolecular Photonics Spectroscopy

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