Biomedical spectroscopy is a multidisciplinary research field involving spectroscopic tools for applications in the field of biomedical science. Vibrational spectroscopy such as Raman or infrared spectroscopy[1] is used to determine the chemical composition of a material based on detection of vibrational modes of constituent molecules. Some spectroscopic methods are routinely used in clinical settings for diagnosis of disease; an example is Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopic imaging is a form of chemical imaging for which the contrast is provided by composition of the material.


  1. ^ Bassan, Paul; Gardner, Peter (2010). "Scattering in Biomedical Infrared Spectroscopy". In Moss, David (ed.). Biomedical application of synchrotron infrared microspectroscopy. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry. p. 260. ISBN 978-0-85404-154-1. Retrieved 28 March 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)