Special Issue "Medical & Biological Imaging"
A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2013)
“Medical & Biological Imaging” is a discipline and in its widest sense, it incorporates radiology, nuclear medicine, investigative radiological sciences, endoscopy, thermography, medical photography and microscopy.
In the clinical context, "invisible light" medical imaging is generally equated to radiology or "clinical imaging" and the medical practitioner responsible for interpreting the images is a radiologist. "Visible light" medical imaging involves digital video or still pictures that can be seen without special equipment. Dermatology and wound care are two modalities that utilize visible light imagery. Diagnostic radiography designates the technical aspects of medical imaging and in particular the acquisition of medical images. The radiographer or radiologic technologist is usually responsible for acquiring medical images of diagnostic quality, although some radiological interventions are performed by radiologists. While radiology is an evaluation of anatomy, nuclear medicine provides functional assessment.
As a field of scientific investigation, medical imaging constitutes a sub-discipline of biomedical engineering, medical physics or medicine depending on the context: Research and development in the area of instrumentation, image acquisition, modeling and quantification are usually the preserve of biomedical engineering, medical physics and computer science; Research into the application and interpretation of medical images is usually the preserve of radiology and the medical sub-discipline relevant to medical condition or area of medical science under investigation. Many of the techniques developed for medical imaging also have scientific and industrial applications.
Dr. Yudong Zhang
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- bioluminescence imaging
- calcium imaging
- diffuse Optical imaging
- diffusion-weighted imaging
- fluorescence lifetime imaging
- gallium imaging
- magnetic resonance imaging
- medical imaging
- molecular imaging
- optical imaging
- optoacoustic imaging
- photoacoustic imaging
- ultrasound imaging
- image processing and analysis
- compressed sensing
- artificial intelligence
- pattern recognition
- data mining