Book Reviews

Lasers for Medical Applications: Diagnostics, Therapy and Surgery

Helena Jelinkova, ed.

Woodhead Publishing, 2013; $345.00 (hardcover).

Lasers have become indispensable instruments for medical diagnostics. They are used in techniques such as optical coherence tomography, laser spectroscopy in biomedicine and optical biopsy and laser therapy and surgery. Lasers are also valuable to numerous fields including dermatology, urology, gynecology, ophthalmology, dentistry and neurology. This book provides comprehensive and concise theoretical foundations of laser radiation delivery systems and laser medicine. It could be used as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in biosciences, and would be a valuable handbook for medical doctors and researchers in the field of medical systems.
 
Review by Lisa Tongning Li, Livermore, Calif, U.S.A.

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