Biomedical in vivo Optical Imaging for Disease Espying and Diagnosis

  • Abdul Mohaimen Safi
  • Euiheon Chung
Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 9)


Biomedical optical imaging is a rapidly emerging field providing non-invasive or minimally invasive means in the preclinical and clinical realm. At present, optical imaging can deliver structural and functional information in great detail, making it a contender for biopsy. In vivo optical imaging modalities can perform an ‘optical biopsy’ that is envisaged to have a substantial impact on the detection and diagnosis of a myriad of diseases. Here we introduce optical modalities ranging from the nanoscopic to macroscopic scale. We have illustrated their recent developments in preclinical areas and also highlighted clinical optical imaging technologies that have moved from ‘benchtop to bedside’. Their perspectives and remaining challenges are also depicted. An abridged review, covering the applications of optical imaging for diagnosis of diseases and its future in guided treatment and monitoring therapies has been presented, which will be a suitable reference for the researchers who aspire to enter into the arena of biomedical optical imaging in vivo.


Biomedical optics In vivo imaging Optical biopsy Optical diagnosis Preclinical Clinical Benchtop to bedside Cancer Neurodegenerative diseases 


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  1. 1.School of MechatronicsGwangju Institute of Science and TechnologyGwangjuSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of Medical System Engineering & School of MechatronicsGwangju Institute of Science and TechnologyGwangjuSouth Korea

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