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Biomedical photonics is defined as the science of harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy to address problems in medicine and biology. This topic has experienced an explosive growth due to the non-invasive or minimally invasive nature and cost-effectiveness of photonic modalities in medical diagnostics and therapy. The third volume of the three-volume set for the second edition of the Biomedical Photonics Handbook focuses on therapeutic and future trends. This text is an authoritative reference for a broad audience of individuals involved in the research, teaching, learning, and practice of medical technologies.
Therapeutic and Interventional Techniques. Mechanistic Principles of Photodynamic Therapy. Synthesis and Biological Significance of Porphyrin-based Photosensitizers in Photodynamic Therapy. Lasers in Dermatology. Lasers in Interventional Pulmonology. Lasers in Diagnostics and Treatment of Brain Diseases. Lasers in Ophthalmology. Lasers in Otolaryngology. Therapeutic Applications of Lasers in Gastroenterology. Low-Power Laser Therapy. Image Guided Surgery. Optical Methods for Caries Detection, Diagnosis and Therapeutic Intervention. Nonlinear Interferometric Vibrational Imaging and Spectroscopy. Multifunctional Theranostic Platform: Plasmonic-Active Gold Nanostars. Activity of psoralen-functionalized nanoscintillators against cancer cells upon X-ray excitation. Advanced Biophotonics and Nanophotonics . Living Cell Analysis Using Optical Methods. Amplification Techniques for Optical Detection. Fluorescent Probes in Biomedical Applications. Optical Trapping Techniques in Bioanalysis, . Luminescent Nanoparticle-Based Probes for Bioassays, . Fluorescent Molecular Beacon Nucleic Acid Probes for Biomolecular Recognition. Luminescent Quantum Dots for Diagnositc and Bioimaging Applications. PEBBLE nanosensors for in vitro bioanalysis. Nanosensors for Single-Cell Analyses. SERS Molecular Sentinel Nanoprobes to Detect Biomarkers for Medical Diagnostics. Plasmonic Coupling Interference (PCI) Nanoprobes for Gene Diagnostics. DNA Sequencing using Fluorescence Detection. In Vivo Bioluminescence Imaging as a Tool for Drug Development.