In 2021, over 537 million people worldwide were diagnosed with diabetes, according to the International Diabetes Federation and so the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus have become one of the highest healthcare priorities. Biomedical photonics methods have been found to significantly improve and assist in the diagnosis of various disorders and complications arising from diabetes. These methods have also been widely used in various studies in the field of diabetes, including in the assessment of biochemical characteristics, metabolic processes, and microcirculation that are impaired in this disease.
This book provides an introduction to methods of biomedical photonics. The chapters, written by world-leading experts, cover a wide range of issues, including the theoretical basis of different biophotonics methods and practical issues concerning the conduction of experimental studies to diagnose disorders associated with diabetes. It provides a comprehensive summary of the recent advances in biomedical optics and photonics in the study of diabetes and related complications.
This book will be of interest to biomedical physicists and researchers, in addition to practicing doctors and endocrinologists looking to explore new instrumental methods for monitoring the effectiveness of patient treatment.
• The first collective book combining accumulated knowledge and experience in the field of diabetes research using biophotonics.
• Contributions from leading experts in the field.
• Combines the theoretical base of the described methods and approaches, as well as providing valuable practical guidance and the latest research from experimental studies.
The book—subtitled “New Prospects in Optical Imaging”—is unique in bringing together a number of diverse tissue optical clearing (TOC) topics, such as 3D imaging and the combination of TOC and optical imaging/spectroscopy for diagnostics, and presenting it all at a level suitable for graduate students in biophysics and engineering. This task is accomplished with an emphasis on both methodology and applications. I found the description of these basic biophotonics techniques particularly detailed and interesting. Although written by more than 100 contributors, the style of the book is generally clear and fluent.
- Review by Christian Brosseau for Optics and Photonics News, Optica Fellow and professor of physics, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France