The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
1 - 6 February 2020
Conference 11253
Biomedical Applications of Light Scattering X
This conference is no longer accepting submissions.
Late submissions may be considered subject to chair approval. For more information, please contact Dawn Jackson.
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Abstract Due:
24 July 2019

Author Notification:
30 September 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
8 January 2020

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Light scattering techniques are under development as biomedical diagnostics for their ability to accurately and precisely determine structures within biological samples. Clinical applications have included detecting pre-cancerous and cancerous tissue states both in vivo and with ex vivo biopsy samples, characterizing the mechanical properties of cells and tissues for identifying disease and for assessing the presence and concentration of biochemicals for diagnostic purposes. The development of these clinical modalities has relied upon implementing light scattering instruments, creating models of light scattering by normal and diseased tissues and devising new analysis methods. In addition, light scattering has also been employed in pre-clinical cell biology studies which seek to detect structural changes of sub-cellular components such as mitochondria and cell nuclei. Improved understanding of the relationship between light scattering signals and underlying morphological changes has relied upon these pre-clinical studies in developing new clinical modalities.

The use of light scattering techniques for biomedical applications has produced a significant presence at Photonics West. This conference revives a focused conference on biomedical applications of light scattering.

Papers are solicited on (but not restricted to) the following areas:
  • Clinical applications of light scattering methods, including:
    • dynamic light scattering
    • speckle contrast imaging
    • elastic scattering spectroscopy
    • polarized light scattering spectroscopy
    • low coherence light scattering
    • diffuse reflectance spectroscopy
    • enhanced backscattering spectroscopy
  • Applications of light scattering for identifying biochemicals
  • Light scattering methods for assessing structural properties of cells and tissues for clinical diagnostics, such as cancer detection
  • Methods for determination of biological structure based on analysis of optical properties
  • Pre-clinical cell biology investigations using light scattering, including:
    • light scattering microscopy
    • goniometry
  • Light scattering instrumentation for biomedical diagnostics, including:
    • confocal microscopy
    • spectroscopic optical coherence tomography
  • Novel light scattering techniques for clinical applications
  • Quantitative phase imaging for assessing scattering features
  • Theoretical modeling of light scattering for clinical applications, including:
    • numerical modeling
    • analytical treatments
  • Experimental and modeling studies of microscopic origins of light scattering in tissue.
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