NASA Logo

NTRS

NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server

Back to Results
From Mars to man - Biomedical research at the Jet Propulsion LaboratoryIn the course of the unmanned exploration of the solar system, which the California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has managed for NASA, major advances in computerized image processing, materials research, and miniature electronics design have been accomplished. This presentation shows some of the imaging results from space exploration missions, as well as biomedical research tasks based in these technologies. Among other topics, the use of polymeric microspheres in cancer therapy is discussed. Also included are ceramic applications to prosthesis development, laser applications in the treatment of coronary artery disease, multispectral imaging as used in the diagnosis of thermal burn injury, and some examples of telemetry systems as they can be involved in biological systems.
Document ID
19850062216
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Beckenbach, E. S. (California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1984
Subject Category
LIFE SCIENCES (GENERAL)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other