Spectroscopic techniques have been finding increasing applications in the field of biomedicine especially in the field of disease diagnosis and monitoring in spite of the rapid emergence of several molecular biology based techniques. The significance of spectroscopy techniques and the possibility of using some of the underutilized regions of the electromagnetic radiations are discussed in this review. While previous reviews have already dealt with the potential of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy-based (FTIR) techniques for clinical applications, the present review addresses the lacunae of the techniques along with its future trends that may make it a technique routinely applied in clinical settings.
- Spectroscopic techniques
- clinical applications