Book Reviews

In Vivo Clinical Imaging and Diagnosis

J.W. Tunnell

McGraw-Hill, 2011; $150.00 (hardcover).

Clinical imaging (CI) incorporates radiology, nuclear medicine, endoscopy, thermography and microscopy, but additional photonics techniques are emerging. These include hyperspectral imaging and opto-acoustic tomography, which allow functional, three-dimensional imaging of tissues in vivo to depths of several centimeters. These techniques hold the potential to transform CI by allowing medical doctors to image not only disease location, but also molecular expression. This book is an ambitious effort to present and discuss the many facets of the field. It consists of 10 independent chapters. Some chapters cover topics not easily found in the literature, such as in vivo photo-acoustic imaging. The author skillfully encompasses the important aspects of each topic, including recent developments. This text could be used by graduate students and researchers who study CI. It is useful to have the breadth of the subject in one volume.

Review by Christian Brosseau, an OSA Fellow and professor of physics at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale in Brest, France.

 
The opinions expressed in the book review section are those of the reviewer and do not necessarily reflect those of OPN or OSA.


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