Nano-imaging and its applications to biomedicine

Elisabetta Canetta, Ashok K. Adya

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Nanotechnology tools, such as Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), are now becoming widely used in life sciences and biomedicine. AFM is a versatile technique that allows studying at the nanoscale the morphological, dynamic, and mechanical properties of biological samples, such as living cells, biomolecules, and tissues under physiological conditions. In this article, an overview of the principles of AFM will be first presented and this will be followed by discussion of some of our own recent work on the applications of AFM imaging to biomedicine.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings, Part 1 International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing ICIAP 2011
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783642240843
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event16th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing - Ravenna, Italy
Duration: 14 Sep 201116 Sep 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Electronic)0302-9743


Conference16th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing
Abbreviated titleICIAP 2011


  • Elastic modulus
  • Biomedicine
  • Biomolecules
  • Atomic force microscopy
  • AFM
  • AFM imaging
  • Elastic images
  • Cells
  • Yeasts


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