chapter  11
42 Pages

Computational Modeling Aspects of Light Propagation in Biological Tissue for Medical Applications

WithChintha Chamalie Handapangoda, Malin Premaratne

Nanostructure Implant ......................................................................................... 395 11.5 Conclusions ......................................................................................................................... 401 References ..................................................................................................................................... 401

The application of optical methods for biomedical applications and clinical therapeutics is emerging as a new technological paradigm (Wilson et al. 2005). Optical techniques for tissue diagnosis that are currently being developed offer signicant advantages over standard biopsy and cytology techniques, in terms of both patient care and medical costs (Mourant et al. 1998). A good understanding of the relationship between the biochemical and morphological structure of cells and light scattering will assist the development of diagnostic applications in nanophotonics (Dunn and Kortum, 1996). Many lightbased and spectroscopic techniques are already being practiced in medical and other health-care elds.