Call for papers: Journal of Biomedical Optics & Neurophotonics

Journal of Biomedical Optics Special Section

CALLS FOR PAPERS:
September 2016 | Clinical Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Imaging

Guest Editors:

Marco Ferrari | University of L’Aquila, Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, Via Vetoio, 67100, L’Aquila, Italy, E-mail: marco.ferrari@univaq.it

Joseph P. Culver | Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology 4525 Scott Avenue, Campus Box 8225, St. Louis, Missouri 63110, E-mail: culverj@wustl.edu

Yoko Hoshi | Integrated Neuroscience Research Project, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, 2-1-6 Kamikitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 156-8506, Japan, E-mail: hoshi-yk@igakuken.or.jp

Heidrun Wabnitz | Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Department of Biomedical Optics, Abbestr. 2-12, 10587 Berlin, Germany , E-mail: heidrun.wabnitz@ptb.de

Call for Papers: The Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO) was founded in 1996. In the fourth issue of 1996 and in the first issue of 1997, JBO published a Special Section on Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Imaging of Tissues, guest edited by Marco Ferrari, David T. Delpy, and David A. Benaron. The special section included 12 articles. In 2016, JBO will celebrate its 20th anniversary, and there has been enormous progress in this field. A new Special Section on Clinical Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Imaging in JBO and a parallel special section in the new SPIE journal Neurophotonics will highlight these achievements. We solicit papers that report on major developments and applications in different fields of clinical near infrared spectroscopy and imaging that have a significant impact on diagnosis and treatment of diseases and promotion of
health. This includes near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) instrumentation that offers reduced health-care costs, portability, increased sensitivity, resolution and/or specificity in disease diagnostics, higher patient comfort, better quality of life, etc.
We encourage submission of original research works especially in the following topics:

  • Advances in technology and instrumentation
  • Multimodal imaging: NIRS combined with other techniques
  • Novel approaches to NIRS data analysis
  • Near-infrared diffuse optical tomography (DOT), fluorescence DOT (FDOT)
  • Tissue oximetry: brain, muscle, other organs
  • Detection of brain lesions: hematoma and edema
  • Perfusion monitoring: diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS), indocyanine green (ICG) bolus tracking
  • Functional NIRS: neurodevelopment, cognitive studies, aging, psychiatric disorders, etc.
  • Optical imaging and spectroscopy of breast cancer: diagnosis and therapy monitoring
  • Novel applications: detection of skin disorders, arthritis, etc.

Authors submitting papers with a focus on the brain are encouraged to submit to a parallel special section in Neurophotonics that will run concurrently with JBO and with the same guest editors.
Manuscripts due 1 December 2015.

 

Neurophotonics Special Sections

CALL FOR PAPERS:
July-September 2016 | Clinical Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Imaging of the Brain

Guest Editors:

Marco Ferrari | University of L’Aquila , Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences
Via Vetoio, 67100, L’Aquila, Italy, E-mail: marco.ferrari@univaq.it

Joseph P. Culver | Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology
4525 Scott Avenue, Campus Box 8225, St. Louis, Missouri 63110, E-mail: culverj@wustl.edu

Yoko Hoshi | Integrated Neuroscience Research Project , Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science , 2-1-6 Kamikitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 156-8506, Japan, E-mail: hoshi-yk@igakuken.or.jp

Heidrun Wabnitz | Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Department of Biomedical Optics, Abbestr. 2-12, 10587 Berlin, Germany, E-mail: heidrun.wabnitz@ptb.de <

Call for Papers: We are proud to announce a special section on clinical near infrared spectroscopy and imaging that will appear in parallel in Neurophotonics and Journal of Biomedical Optics, recognizing the important impact that near infrared spectroscopy has in and out of the brain. We solicit papers that report on major developments and applications in different fields of clinical near infrared spectroscopy and imaging that have a significant impact on diagnosis and treatment of diseases and promotion of health. This includes near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) instrumentation that offers reduced health-care costs, portability, increased sensitivity, resolution and/or specificity in disease diagnostics, higher patient comfort, better quality of life,
etc. We encourage submission of original research works especially in the
following topics:

  • Advances in technology and instrumentation
  • Multimodal imaging: NIRS combined with other techniques
  • Novel approaches to NIRS data analysis
  • Near-infrared diffuse optical tomography (DOT), fluorescence DOT (FDOT)
  • Cerebral oximetry
  • Detection of brain lesions: hematoma and edema
  • Perfusion monitoring: diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS), indocyanine green (ICG) bolus tracking
  • Functional NIRS: neurodevelopment, cognitive studies, aging, psychiatric disorders, etc.

It is expected that neurological related manuscripts will be submitted to Neurophotonics while non-brain-related papers should be submitted to the Journal of Biomedical Optics.
Manuscripts due 1 December 2015.