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Journal of Biomedical Optics Special Section Calls for Papers

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Calls for Papers:

Tissue and Blood Optical Clearing for Biomedical Applications

Clinical Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and Imaging

Translational Biophotonics


tissue

August 2016

Tissue and Blood Optical Clearing for Biomedical Applications

Guest Editors:

Dan Zhu
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Britton Chance Center for Biomedical Photonics
Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics
1037 Luoyu Lu
Wuhan 430074, China
E-mail: dawnzh@mail.hust.edu.cn

Bernard Choi
University of California, Irvine
Beckman Laser Institute
1002 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, California 92617, USA
E-mail: choib@uci.edu

Elina Genina
Saratov State University
Research-Educational Institute of Optics and Biophotonics
ul. Astrahanskaya 83
Saratov 410012, Russia
E-mail: eagenina@yandex.ru

Valery V. Tuchin
Saratov State University
Physics Department
and
Institute of Precision Mechanics and Control of the RAS
Research-Educational Institute of Optics and Biophotonics
Saratov 410012, Russia
E-mail: tuchinvv@mail.ru

Call for Papers: Advanced optical methods combined with various contrast agents pave the way towards study of molecules, cells, tissue structure, and function of tissues in vivo or in vitro. However, the high scattering of turbid biological tissues limits the penetration of visible and near-infrared light. The image blurs, and both the imaging resolution and contrast decrease as light propagates deeper into the tissue. In 2008, the Journal of Biomedical Optics published a Special Section on Optical Clearing of Tissue and Cells that included 13 research articles, guest edited by Valery Tuchin, Ruikang K. Wang, and Alvin T. Yeh. During the past years, there has been enormous progress in tissue optical clearing.

In order to find more optimal optical clearing agents (OCAs), the mechanisms of tissue optical clearing have been carefully investigated from the tissue to the molecular level. Various physical methods or chemical-penetration enhancers were used to enhance the delivery of OCAs into tissue in order to improve the tissue optical-clearing efficacy, demonstrating great potential for enhanced optical imaging performance both in vivo and in vitro. In addition, tissue optical clearing has great potential for laser therapy and surgery.

A new special section in the Journal of Biomedical Optics will highlight these achievements. We solicit papers that report on major developments and applications in the field of tissue optical clearing and have a significant impact both in vitro and in vivo. This includes mechanisms of tissue optical clearing, innovative tissue optical clearing methods, and applications for in vitro and in vivo studies, etc.

We encourage submission of original research works and review papers, especially on the following topics:

  • Mechanisms of tissue optical clearing (immersion, thermal, and mechanical)
  • Innovative tissue optical clearing methods and agents
  • Tissue optical clearing for in vitro cellular and subcellular imaging (brain, musculoskeletal system, tumor, etc.) 
  • Tissue optical clearing for in vivo imaging (OCT, confocal, multiphoton, Raman, CARS, NIRS, photoacoustic, etc.) 
  • Optical clearing of blood and blood-flow-enhanced imaging
  • Toxicity and reversibility at optical clearing 
  • Tissue and blood optical clearing for clinical applications; innovative clinical protocols.

Manuscripts due 15 February 2016.

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NIRS

September 2016

Clinical Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and Imaging

Guest Editors:

Marco Ferrari
University of L'Aquila
Department of Physical and Chemical 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
Hamamatsu University
School of Medicine Medical Photonics Research Center
Department of Biomedical Optics
1-20-1 Handayama, Higashi-ku, Hamamatsu
Shizuoka 431-3192, 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.

Closed for submissions.

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Translational Biophotonics

Translational Biophotonics

Guest Editors:

Bruce Tromberg, PhD
Beckman Laser Institute
1002 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, California 92612
E-mail: bjtrombe@uci.edu

Gabriela Apiou, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Wellman Center for Photomedicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
E-mail: gapiou@mgh.harvard.edu

Kristen Kelly, MD
Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic
University of California, Irvine
E-mail: kmkelly@uci.edu

Conor L. Evans, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
E-mail: Evans.Conor@mgh.harvard.edu

Call for Papers: The SPIE BiOS Translational Research Symposium at Photonics West (http://spie.org/PW16B/special-events/Technical-Event) highlights the unique challenges associated with translating biophotonics technologies from benchtop to bedside. This special series is intended to complement the Translational Research Symposium by providing archival peer-reviewed manuscripts that describe technologies and best practices that will further accelerate the translation of biophotonics research into clinical practice.

Papers should demonstrate how optics and photonics technologies can be used to solve healthcare challenges, including improving clinical outcome and enhancing cost-effectiveness. A range of topics will be explored, spanning from early phase feasibility studies to emerging strategies for disease detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Key concepts that will be addressed include:

  • Identifying clinical problems and unmet clinical needs
  • Matching biophotonics solutions to clinical problems
  • Developing clinical outcome measure(s) to assess efficacy
  • Describing operational barriers to clinical translation
  • Disseminating and adopting biophotonics technologies.

Submissions due 31 March 2016.

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Published Special Sections:

Optical Diagnostic and Biophotonic Methods from Bench to Bedside (October 2016)
Guest Editors: Amir Gandjbakhche, Bruce Tromberg, Israel Gannot, Jana M. Kainerstorfer, and Fatima Chowdhry

Polarized Light for Biomedical Applications (July 2016)
Guest Editors: Igor Meglinski, Tatiana Novikova, Jessica C. Ramella-Roman, and Valery V. Tuchin

Selected Topics in Biophotonics: Photoacoustic Tomography and Fiber-Based Lasers and Supercontinuum Sources (June 2016)
Guest Editors: Stefan Andersson-Engels and Peter E. Andersen

Optical Medical Imaging Standards (December 2015)
Guest Editors: David W. Allen, Maritoni Litorja, and Jeeseong Hwang

Quantitative Phase Imaging in Biomedicine (November 2015)
Guest Editors: Gabriel Popescu and YongKeun Park

Protein Photonics for Imaging, Sensing, and Manipulation: Honoring Prof. Osamu Shimomura, a Pioneer of Photonics for Biomedical Research (October 2015)
Guest Editors: Katsumasa Fujita, Takeharu Nagai, Nathan Shaner, and Alexnader Egner

Light for Life: International Year of Light 2015 (June 2015)
Guest Editors: Rainer Leitgeb, Katarina Svanberg, Nimmi Ramanujam, Jürgen Popp, and Peter Andersen

Special Section on Laser Applications in Life Sciences (May 2015)
Guest Editors: Alexander V. Priezzhev, Herbert Schneckenburger, and Valery V. Tuchin

Vibrational Spectroscopy and Imaging (November 2014)
Guest Editors: Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Michael D. Morris, and Wolfgang Petrich

Biomimetic and Bioinspired Materials for Applications in Biophotonics (October 2014)
Guest Editors: Bahman Anvari, Pablo del Pino, Vikas Kundra, and Wolfgang Parak

Selected Topics in Biophotonics: Optical Coherence Tomography and Biomolecular Imaging with Coherent Raman Scattering Microscopy (July 2014)
Guest Editors: Stefan Andersson-Engels and Peter E. Andersen

Nanobio-Based Optical Sensing and Imaging (May 2014)
Guest Editors: Min-Gon Kim, Woo Keun Song, Kun Ho Lee, and Bahman Anvari

Optical Coherence Tomography and Interferometry: Advanced Engineering and Biomedical Applications (February 2014)
Guest Editors: Valery V. Tuchin, Kirill V. Larin, and Alex Vitkin

Advanced Biomedical Imaging and Sensing (January 2014)
Guest Editors: Chi-Kuang Sun, Arthur Chiou, Fu-Jen Kao, Chien Chou, and Chen-Yuan Dong

Special Section on Optical Elastography and Measurement of Tissue Biomechanics (December 2013)
Guest Editors: Ruikang K. Wang, David D. Sampson, Stephen A. Boppart, and Brendan F. Kennedy

Optical Imaging, Sensing, and Light Interactions in Cells and Tissues (November 2013)
Guest Editors: Natan T. Shaked, Shy Shoham, Bruce J. Tromberg, and Israel Gannot

Special Section on Fluorescence Molecular Imaging Honoring Prof. Roger Tsien, a Pioneer in Biomedical Optics (October 2013)
Guest Editors: Vasilis Ntziachristos, Samuel Achilefu, Yingxiao Peter Wang, and Michael Lin

Optical Methods of Imaging in the Skin (June 2013)
Guest Editor: Jürgen Lademann

Multiphoton Microscopy: Technical Innovations, Biological Applications, and Clinical Diagnostics (March 2013)
Guest Editors: Paul J. Campagnola, Chen-Yuan Dong, Karsten Koenig, Jerome Mertz, Peter T. C. So, Chris Xu

Laser Technologies for Biomedical Applications (October 2012)
Guest Editors: Ekaterina Borisova, Herbert Schneckenburger, Alexander Priezzhev

Optical Diagnostic and Biophotonic Methods from Bench to Bedside (August 2012)
Guest Editors: Amir Gandjbakhche, Jana M. Kainerstorfer, and Bruce Tromberg

Selected Topics in Biophotonics: Optical Coherence Tomography and Medical Imaging Using Diffuse Optics (July 2012)
Guest Editors: Stefan Andersson-Engels and Peter E. Andersen

Photoacoustic Imaging and Sensing (June 2012)
Guest Editors: Mark A. Anastasio and Paul C. Beard

Endomicroscopy Technologies and Biomedical Applications (February 2012)
Guest editors: Xingde Li and Warren S. Grundfest

FRET at 65 (January 2012)
Guest editors: Ammasi Periasamy, Steven S. Vogel, and Robert M. Clegg

Hard-Tissue Optics and Related Methods (July 2011)
Guest editors: Daniel Fried, Andreas Mandelis, and Michael Morris

Photonics and Nanotechnology in Biophysics and Biomedical Research (May 2011)
Guest editors: Bahman Anvari, Raoul Kopelman, and Luke P. Lee

Coherent Raman Imaging Techniques and Biomedical Applications (February 2011)
Guest editors: Eric O. Potma, Ji-Xin Cheng, and X. Sunney Xie

Pioneers in Biomedical Optics: Michael Feld (January 2011)
Guest Editors: Ramachandra Dasari, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, and Andrew Berger

Optical Diagnostic and Biophotonic Methods from Bench to Bedside (November/December 2010)
Guest Editors: Amir Gandjbakhche, Bruce Tromberg, and Jana Maria Kainerstorfer

Pioneers in Biomedical Optics: Prof. Tayyaba Hasan (September/October 2010)
Guest Editors: Brian W. Pogue, Georges A. Wagnieres, and Lothar D. Lilge

Selected Topics in Biophotonics: Photodynamic Therapy and Optical Micromanipulation for Biophotonics (July/August 2010)
Guest Editors: Stefan Andersson-Engels and Peter E. Andersen

Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing (March/April 2010)
Guest Editors: Lihong V. Wang and Alexander A. Oraevsky

Optical Methods in Vascular Biology and Medicine (January/February 2010)
Guest Editors: Bernard Choi, Brett Bouma, Dai Fukumura, and Rakesh K. Jain

Nanophotonics for Diagnostics, Protection, and Treatment of Cancer and Inflammatory Diseases (March/April 2009)
Guest Editors: Valery V. Tuchin, Rebekah Drezek, Shuming Nie, and Vladimir P. Zharov

Selected Topics in Biophotonics: Diffuse Optics and Optical Molecular Imaging (July/August 2008)
Guest Editors: Stefan Andersson-Engels and Peter E. Andersen

Visible Fluorescent Proteins (May/June 2008)
Guest Editors: Alberto "Alby" Diaspro and Ammasi Periasamy


Optical Clearing of Tissues and Cells (March/April 2008)
Guest Editors: Valery V. Tuchin, Ruikang K. Wang, and Alvin T. Yeh

Small-Animal Optical Imaging (January/February 2008)
Guest Editors: Vasilis Ntziachristos, Joseph P. Culver, and Bradley W. Rice

Pioneers in Biomedical Optics: Honoring F.F. Jobsis (November/December 2007)
Guest Editors: David T. Delpy, Marco Ferrari, Claude A. Piantadosi, and Mamoru Tamura

Optical Diagnostic Imaging from Bench to Bedside (September/October 2007)
Guest Editors: Amir Gandjbakhche and Abby Vogel

Optical Coherence Tomography in Ophtalmology (July/August 2007)
Guest Editors: Wolfgang Drexler and James G. Fujimoto

Photonics in the Auditory System (March/April 2007)
Guest Editors: Bahman Anvari, William E. Brownell, Dennis M. Freeman, and Mats Ulfendahl

Pioneers in Biomedical Optics: Honoring Professor Ashley J. Welch (July/August 2006)
Guest Editors: E. Duco Jansen and Sohi Rastegar

Cardiovascular Photonics (March/April 2006)
Guest Editors: Laura Marcu, Guillermo J. Tearney, and Kenton W. Gregory

Optical Diagnostic Imaging from Bench to Bedside (September/October 2005)
Guest Editors: Amir Gandjbakhche and Israel Gannot

Chemical and Genetic Sensors in Biomedical Research (July/August 2005)
Guest Editors: Samuel Achilefu, Christopher H. Contag, Alexander P. Savitsky, and Ralph Weissleder

Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy (May/June 2005)
Guest Editors: Michael D. Morris, Andrew Berger, and Anita Mahadevan-Jansen

Optics in Neuroscience (January/February 2005)
Guest Editors: David A. Boas, Ph.D. and Ron D. Frostig, Ph.D.

Optics in Breast Cancer (November 2004)
Guest Editors: Sergio Fantini, Ph.D., K. Thomas Moesta, M.D., and Brian W. Pogue, Ph.D.

Pioneers in Biomedical Optics: Prof. Watt Webb (September 2004)
Guest Editors: David W. Piston and Elliott Elson

Biomedical Optics and Women's Health (May 2004)
Guest Editors: Rebecca Richards-Kortum and Michele Follen

Optics of the Human Skin (March 2004)
Guest Editor: J. Stuart Nelson

Ophthalmic Diagnostics (January 2004)
Guest Editors: Rafat R. Ansari and J. Sebag

Multiphoton Microscopy (July 2003)
Guest Editors: Ammasi Periasamy Ph.D. and Alberto Diaspro Ph.D.

Tools for Biomolecular and Cellular Analysis (October 2002)
Guest Editors: Richard B. Thompson and Fran Ligler

Tissue Polarimetry (July 2002)
Guest Editors: Lihong V. Wang, Gerard L. Coté, and Steven L. Jacques

Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy: From Benchtop to Bedside (January 2002)
Guest Editors: Amir H. Gandjbakhche, Michael Patterson, and Michele Follen

Frontiers in Microscopy (July 2001)
Guest Editors: M. J. Booth and T. Wilson

Advances in Contrast Agents, Reporters, and Detection (April 2001)
Guest Editors: Darryl J. Bornhop, Christopher H. Contag, Kai Licha, and Catherine J. Murphy

Continuation of Special Issue Honoring Professor Britton Chance (July 2000)
Special Issue Honoring Professor Britton Chance (April 2000)
Guest Editors: Arjun G. Yodh and Bruce J. Tromberg

Medical Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (October 1999)
Guest Editors: Kazuo Okada and Takafumi Hamaoka

Photodynamic Therapy (July 1999)
Guest Editors: Piotr Ziókowski, Krzysztof Symonowicz, Beata J. Osiecka, Jerzy Rabczyski, and Jerzy Gerber

Biomedical Applications of Vibrational Spectroscopic Imaging (January 1999)
Guest Editor: Michael D. Morris

Optical Diagnostics of Biological Fluids (January 1999)
Guest Editors: Alexander V. Priezzhev and Toshimitsu Asakura

Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedical Science and Clinics (January 1999)
Guest Editors: Valery V. Tuchin, Halina Podbielska, and Christoph K. Hitzenberger

Interferometry in Biomedicine: part 2 (July 1998)
Interferometry in Biomedicine: part 1 (January 1998)
Guest Editors: Halina Podbielska, Christoph K. Hitzenberger, and Valery V. Tuchin

Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Imaging of Tissues (October 1996)
Guest Editors: Marco Ferrari, David T. Delpy, and David A. Benaron

Light Scatter and Fluorescence of the Eye Lens (July 1996)
Guest Editor: Barbara K. Pierscionek


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