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Home / Journals / American Journal of Biomedical and Life Sciences / Spectral Imaging for Medical Diagnosis “Modern Tool for Molecular Imaging”
Spectral Imaging for Medical Diagnosis “Modern Tool for Molecular Imaging”
Lead Guest Editor:
Professor Issa Ibraheem
Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Al-Andalus Private University for Medical Sciences, Tartus, Syria
Guest Editors
Aula Ammar
School of Pharmacy, Tishreen University
Latakia, Syria
Professor Zuheir Alshehabi
School of Medicine, Tishreen University
Lattakia, Syria
Issa Ahmad
School of Medicine, Tishreen University
Latakia, Syria
Hani Amasha
Biomedical Eng Department, School of Biomedical Engineering, Damascus University
Damascus, Syria
Paper List
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Authors: Issa Ibraheem
Pages: 1-7 Published Online: Aug. 7, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajbls.s.2015030203.11
Views 2910 Downloads 45
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Authors: Issa Ibraheem
Pages: 8-15 Published Online: Aug. 7, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajbls.s.2015030203.12
Views 3853 Downloads 79
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Authors: Aula Ammar, Amani Halabi, Zuheir Al-Shehabi
Pages: 16-20 Published Online: Aug. 7, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajbls.s.2015030203.13
Views 3220 Downloads 66
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Authors: Ritta Shaheen, Hani Amasha, Majd Aljamali
Pages: 21-24 Published Online: Aug. 7, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajbls.s.2015030203.14
Views 3177 Downloads 52
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Authors: Muhammad Harfous, Hassn Hasan
Pages: 25-28 Published Online: Aug. 7, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajbls.s.2015030203.15
Views 2777 Downloads 45
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Authors: Moataz Aboras, Hani Amasha, Issa Ibraheem
Pages: 29-33 Published Online: Aug. 7, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajbls.s.2015030203.16
Views 4451 Downloads 99
Introduction
The costs for the health systems - worldwide - explode and it seems that this problem will not be solved easily in the next time.

Recent advances in sensor technology, calibration procedures, microscopy, hyper-spectral classification and post-processing together with a large and increasing number of outstanding research projects indicate the high potential of spectral imaging as an emerging technology.

A new strategy depends on treating the causative agents instead of the treatment of the feature of disease.

The future technology of terahertz using Spectral imaging sensors can acquire hyper-spectral images, images with an additional spectral dimension to the spatial information, providing not only the brightness (monochrome imaging = one channel) or color (RGB-imaging = 3 channels) but an individual spectrum for each pixel (10 up to 1000 bands). This allows acquiring images containing valuable information about the molecular or atomic compositions and structures of the observed materials.

The spectral imaging combined with the fluorescence microscopy allows acquiring the fluorescent spectral fingerprint and morphological spatial information of small molecular and cell nuclei compositions. In this sense the trend in cancer cells diagnosis and stem cell research is to use the fluorescence spectral microscopy to determine the significant spectral information (Fingerprint of each component) to find the relevant information that can be used in building the modern strategy in therapy of illnesses.

Applications range from material inspection, analysis and classification tasks to medical diagnosis. Thus, spectral imaging opens a wide field of applications for scientists and engineers in medicine, agriculture, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, recycling, chemistry, forensic medicine and military fields.
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