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Imaging plays an important role in disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, and new technologies are helping to overcome many limitations to resolution and depth. Early diagnosis of diseases can alter the path of treatment and its efficiency enormously. For instance, dental caries can be treated noninvasively through remineralization, if detected early, before the need to drill the tooth.
A reconstructed image of the distal surface of a tooth. Courtesy of University of Toronto.
In recent years, optical imaging techniques have steadily established their unique advantages in biomedical imaging methods, thanks to their capacity for high-contrast and high-resolution imaging. However, purely optical methods are hindered by…