Biomedical Optics

Biomedicinsk teknik

Biomedical optics is a field that studies the basic principles of interaction between light and biological tissues, cells and molecules and develop new technologies for use in basic research and clinical applications.

The emerging discipline is in constant development, using light and other forms of electromagnetic energy, usually in the visible range, in order to understand the internal components of cells and tissues of living organisms. Biomedical optics is interdisciplinary since it covers all aspects of optical imaging and spectroscopy from subcellular length scales to large tissue volumes and attract researchers and users of optical physics, biophysics, biochemistry, engineering, biology, medicine, mathematics and computer science.

In medicine it focuses on tissue and blood to detect, diagnose and treat diseases non-invasively.

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