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Sensors 2013, 13(4), 4170-4191; doi:10.3390/s130404170
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Quantitative Phase Imaging Techniques for the Study of Cell Pathophysiology: From Principles to Applications

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Received: 19 February 2013; in revised form: 11 March 2013 / Accepted: 18 March 2013 / Published: 28 March 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Medical & Biological Imaging)
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Abstract: A cellular-level study of the pathophysiology is crucial for understanding the mechanisms behind human diseases. Recent advances in quantitative phase imaging (QPI) techniques show promises for the cellular-level understanding of the pathophysiology of diseases. To provide important insight on how the QPI techniques potentially improve the study of cell pathophysiology, here we present the principles of QPI and highlight some of the recent applications of QPI ranging from cell homeostasis to infectious diseases and cancer.
Keywords: microscopy; optical imaging; bio-photonics; quantitative phase imaging; cell physiology microscopy; optical imaging; bio-photonics; quantitative phase imaging; cell physiology
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Lee, K.; Kim, K.; Jung, J.; Heo, J.; Cho, S.; Lee, S.; Chang, G.; Jo, Y.; Park, H.; Park, Y. Quantitative Phase Imaging Techniques for the Study of Cell Pathophysiology: From Principles to Applications. Sensors 2013, 13, 4170-4191.

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Lee K, Kim K, Jung J, Heo J, Cho S, Lee S, Chang G, Jo Y, Park H, Park Y. Quantitative Phase Imaging Techniques for the Study of Cell Pathophysiology: From Principles to Applications. Sensors. 2013; 13(4):4170-4191.

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Lee, KyeoReh; Kim, Kyoohyun; Jung, Jaehwang; Heo, JiHan; Cho, Sangyeon; Lee, Sangyun; Chang, Gyuyoung; Jo, YoungJu; Park, Hyunjoo; Park, YongKeun. 2013. "Quantitative Phase Imaging Techniques for the Study of Cell Pathophysiology: From Principles to Applications." Sensors 13, no. 4: 4170-4191.



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