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Imaging: Developing Techniques

  1. Ian R Young

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0002342



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Young, I. R. 2001. Imaging: Developing Techniques. eLS. .

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  1. Hammersmith Hospital, London, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


A number of imaging techniques are being investigated by physicists and engineers as possible tools in the diagnosis of human disease; they include magnetic source imaging, applied-potential tomography, optical methods and microwave imaging. Physicians have yet to evaluate their performance to any great extent.


  • magnetoencephalography;
  • applied potential tomography;
  • thermography;
  • optical imaging;
  • microwave imaging