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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