This second edition covers the intensive growth in tissue optics--in particular, the field of tissue diagnostics and imaging--that has occurred since 2000. As in the original edition, Part I describes fundamentals and basic research, and Part II presents instrumentation and medical applications. The extensive new material includes results on tissue optical property measurements, including polarized light interaction with turbid tissues; an overview of new polarization imaging and spectroscopy techniques, optical computed tomography (OCT) developments and applications; updates on controlling tissue optical properties, and the optothermal and optoacoustic interaction of light with tissues; and descriptions of fluorescence, nonlinear spectroscopies, and inelastic light scattering.
Tuchin (optics, Saratov U., Russia) presents a tutorial primarily concerned with light scattering techniques recently developed for quantitative studies of tissues and optical cell ensembles. He discusses the results of theoretical and experimental investigations into photon transport in tissues and describes methods for solving direct and inverse scattering problems for random media with multiple scattering and quasi-ordered media with single scattering, in order to model different types of tissue behavior. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)