Biomedical Optics in Otorhinolaryngology

Head and Neck Surgery

  • Brian J.-F. Wong
  • Justus Ilgner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Contemporary Laser Surgical Procedures in the Head and Neck

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Frances B. Lazarow, William B. Armstrong
      Pages 3-20
    3. Christopher M. Bingcang, Sunil Verma
      Pages 21-32
    4. Ameya A. Jategaonkar, Alpen B. Patel, Michael L. Hinni
      Pages 33-49
    5. Tjoson Tjoa, William B. Armstrong
      Pages 51-66
    6. Alexander Blödow
      Pages 79-92
    7. Justus Ilgner, Martin Wehner, Manfred Bovi, Martin Westhofen
      Pages 93-114
    8. Ronald Sroka, Joachim Müller, Florian Schrötzlmair
      Pages 115-124
    9. Justus Ilgner, Martin Westhofen
      Pages 125-140
    10. Ronald Sroka, Vanessa von Holzschuher, Pamela Zengel, Florian Schrötzlmair
      Pages 155-166
    11. Tara L. Rosenberg, James D. Phillips, Gresham T. Richter
      Pages 167-179
  3. Advanced Therapeutic Concepts of Light Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-182
    2. James Attra, Niels Kokot
      Pages 183-201
    3. Franck Marie Leclère, Serge Mordon, Mario A. Trelles
      Pages 203-212
    4. Emil Sobol, Valery Svistushkin, Emmanuel Helidonis
      Pages 213-233
    5. Ken Zhao, Xiaodong Tan, Hunter Young, Claus-Peter Richter
      Pages 253-284

About this book


Biomedical Optics in Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery gives an overview of current technology in biomedical optics relevant to the field of Otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery. It provides a comprehensive source of knowledge for researchers and active clinicians seeking information on the principles and practical use of novel diagnostic and therapeutic technology.

While most books focus exclusively on laser surgery, which has been largely unchanged for the past 15 years, optical diagnostics and head and neck PDT (photodynamic therapy) are usually entirely overlooked. This book contains a basic introduction into the physics of light and its propagation, lasers and low-coherent light sources, and photon-tissue interaction in relation to therapeutic and diagnostic use. The principles of various imaging techniques are also discussed ( i.e. optical coherence tomography in its variations), as well as the principles and practice of lasers for surgical use on the therapeutic side.


Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Biomedical Optics Laser surgery Optical coherence tomography (OCT) Photodynamic therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian J.-F. Wong
    • 1
  • Justus Ilgner
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Biomedical EngineeringDivision of Facial Plastic Surgery, The Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic, University of California IrvineIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Plastic, Head and Neck SurgeryRWTH Aachen University HospitalAachenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-1757-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-1758-7
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