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Biomedical Imaging


Definition:
The science and the branch of medicine concerned with the development and use of imaging devices and techniques to obtain internal anatomic images and to provide biochemical and physiological analysis of tissues and organs.
Discussion:
The field of biomedical imaging utilizes advanced technologies to capture, store, analyze and display images at the organ, tissue, cellular, and molecular level. Modalities such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, molecular imaging, and scanning microscopies play an increasingly important role in clinical practice and basic life sciences research.
Scope and emphasis:
Collected comprehensively.
See also:
8/24/04
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