Special Issue "Biomedical Optics and Optical Imaging"


A special issue of Photonics (ISSN 2304-6732).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2014

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Huabei Jiang
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, JG56 BMS Building, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
E-Mail: hjiang@bme.ufl.edu
Interests: biomedical optics; biophotonics; diffuse optical tomography/spectroscopy; fluorescence molecular tomography; photoacoustic tomography/microscopy

Guest Editor
Dr. Changqing Li
School of Engineering, University of California, Merced, Merced, CA 95343, USA
E-Mail: cli32@ucmerced.edu
Interests: biomedical optics; fluorescence molecular tomography; x-ray luminescence optical tomography; Cerenkov luminescence imaging/tomography; x-ray computerized tomography; positron emission tomography; multimodality imaging.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biomedical optical imaging has been used widely in biomedical research and life science, at different scales from nanometers such as stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (STORM) to centimeters such as diffuse optical tomography (DOT). It has attracted intense research interest due to its numerous advantages including high sensitivity/specificity, non-ionization, portability, and low cost.

However, the applications of biomedical optical imaging have been limited by the intrinsic optical scattering, especially for deep tissue imaging. Nowadays, large efforts have been made to overcome the limit for improved tissue penetration and spatial resolution. These efforts include the developments of photon transport models, reconstruction methods, targeted fluorescent probes or nanoparticles, and hybrid imaging methods such as photoacoustic tomography (PAT) and x-ray luminescence computerized tomography (XLCT).

This Special Issue is therefore intended to encourage researchers worldwide to report their new results in research and development that focus on the most recent advances and overview in biomedical optical imaging for basic research, and preclinical and clinical applications along with their relevant features and technological aspects. Original research papers are welcome (but not limited) on all aspects that focus on the most recent advances in: (i) basic principles of biomedical optics; (ii) diffuse optical tomography; (iii) fluorescence molecular tomography (FMT) or fluorescence diffuse optical tomography (FDOT); (iv) coherent optical tomography (OCT); (v) photoaccoustic tomography (PAT); (vi) Cerenkov luminescence imaging; (vii) contrast agents based on fluorescent probes or nanoparticles.

Prof. Dr. Huabei Jiang
Dr. Changqing Li
Guest Editor


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  • fluorescence molecular tomography
  • diffuse optical tomography
  • coherent optical tomography
  • photoacoustic tomography
  • Cerenkov luminescence imaging/tomography
  • x-ray luminescence computerized tomography
  • molecular imaging agents

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Photonics 2014, 1(2), 95-109; doi:10.3390/photonics1020095
Received: 1 February 2014; in revised form: 14 April 2014 / Accepted: 17 April 2014 / Published: 29 April 2014
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Photonics 2014, 1(1), 9-32; doi:10.3390/photonics1010009
Received: 15 December 2013; in revised form: 6 January 2014 / Accepted: 7 January 2014 / Published: 20 March 2014
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