Biological and Medical Sensor Technologies presents contributions from top experts who explore the development and implementation of sensors for various applications used in medicine and biology. Edited by a pioneer in the area of advanced semiconductor materials, the book is divided into two sections.

The first part covers sensors for biological applications. Topics include:

  • Advanced sensing and communication in the biological world
  • DNA-derivative architectures for long-wavelength bio-sensing
  • Label-free silicon photonics
  • Quartz crystal microbalance-based biosensors
  • Lab-on-chip technologies for cell-sensing applications
  • Enzyme biosensors
  • Future directions for breath sensors
  • Solid-state gas sensors for clinical diagnosis

The second part of the book deals with sensors for medical applications. This section addresses:

  • Bio-sensing and human behavior measurements
  • Sweat rate wearable sensors
  • Various aspects of medical imaging
  • The future of medical imaging
  • Spatial and spectral resolution aspects of semiconductor detectors in medical imaging
  • CMOS SSPM detectors
  • CdTe detectors and their applications to gamma-ray imaging
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)

Composed of contributions from some of the world’s foremost experts in their respective fields, this book covers a wide range of subjects. It explores everything from sensors and communication systems found in nature to the latest advances in manmade sensors. The end result is a useful collection of stimulating insights into the many exciting applications of sensor technologies in everyday life.

part I|1 pages

Sensors for Biological Applications

chapter 1|36 pages

Advanced Sensing and Communication in Biological World

ByAbhisek Ukil

chapter 2|32 pages

Physics and Modeling of DNA-Derivative Architectures for Long-Wavelength Bio-Sensing

ByAlexei Bykhovski, Dwight Woolard

chapter 3|34 pages

Label-Free Biosensors for Biomedical Applications

The Potential of Integrated Optical Biosensors and Silicon Photonics
ByJeffrey W. Chamberlain, Daniel M. Ratner

chapter 4|20 pages

Quartz Crystal Microbalance–Based Biosensors

ByŞükran Şeker, Y. Murat Elçin

chapter 5|24 pages

Toward Printable Lab-on-a-Chip Technologies for Cell Analytics

ByMartin Brischwein, Giuseppe Scarpa, Helmut Grothe, Bernhard Wolf, Stefan Thalhammer

chapter 7|30 pages

Future Directions for Breath Sensors

ByArunima Panigrahy, Jean-Pierre Delplanque, Cristina E. Davis

chapter 8|26 pages

Solid-State Gas Sensors for Clinical Diagnosis

ByGiovanni Neri

part II|1 pages

Sensors for Medical Applications

chapter 9|14 pages

Biosensors and Human Behavior Measurement

A State-of-the-Art Review
ByYingzi Lin, David Schmidt

chapter 10|20 pages

Sweat Rate Wearable Sensors

ByPietro Salvo

chapter 11|20 pages

Future of Medical Imaging

ByMark Nadeski, Gene Frantz

chapter 13|38 pages

Advances in CMOS SSPM Detectors

ByJames F. Christian, Kanai S. Shah, Michael R. Squillante

chapter 14|28 pages

High-Resolution CdTe Detectors and Their Application to Gamma-Ray Imaging

ByTadayuki Takahashi, Shin Watanabe, Shin-nosuke Ishikawa, Goro Sato, Shin’ichiro Takeda

chapter 15|22 pages

Recent Advances in Positron Emission Tomography Technology

ByFarhad Taghibakhsh, Craig S. Levin