Special Issue "Optical Sensors in Medicine"
A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2011)
Prof. Dr. Panicos Kyriacou
School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, City University London, Northampton Square London, EC1V 0HB, UK
Phone: +44 (0)20 7040 8131
Interests: biomedical optical sensors; bio-instrumentation; physiological measurement; biomedical signal processing; tissue optics
Throughout human history light has played an important role in medicine. New optical technologies, many involving light emitting diodes, laser diodes, lasers, fibre optics or nanotechnologies, providing sensitive and compact electronic like devices, are revolutionising many fields. Applications of new optical technologies to medicine might be described as in an adolescent stage, where their power and potential can be recognised but are still developing rapidly, and much is yet to come. Such technologies, so far, have been used extensively for monitoring, diagnostic, prognostic or therapeutic purposes. There are many new methods of optical monitoring of tissue and other anatomical parts that offer the potential to find widespread use in medicine e.g. spectrophotometry, OCT, photo-acoustic imaging, pulse oximetry, NIRS, etc. The establishment of such techniques often depends on the development of new light sources, detectors, signal and image processing algorithms.
This special issue invites submissions in this area, particularly those that are application-focused. Examples of application areas include real-time (non-invasive or invasive) physiological and biochemical monitoring using optical techniques, spectral analysis, and imaging techniques, including both, point-based or full-field. Mathematical modelling of optical propagation in tissue, as well as signal-processing techniques developed or adapted specifically for extraction of biomedical information arising from optical techniques also lie within the scope of this special issue.Prof. Dr. Panicos Kyriacou
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- tissue optics
- pulse oximetry
- chromophore concentration
- optical monitoring
Sensors 2011, 11(9), 8309-8322; doi:10.3390/s110908309
Received: 7 July 2011; in revised form: 17 August 2011 / Accepted: 18 August 2011 / Published: 25 August 2011| Download PDF Full-text (314 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Phantom with Pulsatile Arteries to Investigate the Influence of Blood Vessel Depth on Pulse Oximeter Signal Strength
Sensors 2012, 12(1), 895-904; doi:10.3390/s120100895
Received: 29 November 2011; in revised form: 29 December 2011 / Accepted: 10 January 2012 / Published: 16 January 2012| Download PDF Full-text (446 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Evaluation of Electrical and Optical Plethysmography Sensors for Noninvasive Monitoring of Hemoglobin Concentration
Sensors 2012, 12(2), 1816-1826; doi:10.3390/s120201816
Received: 14 December 2011; in revised form: 31 January 2012 / Accepted: 3 February 2012 / Published: 9 February 2012| Download PDF Full-text (924 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Gen-2 Hand-Held Optical Imager towards Cancer Imaging: Reflectance and Transillumination Phantom Studies
Sensors 2012, 12(2), 1885-1897; doi:10.3390/s120201885
Received: 31 December 2011; in revised form: 31 January 2012 / Accepted: 3 February 2012 / Published: 10 February 2012| Download PDF Full-text (755 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Respiratory Physiology and the Impact of Different Modes of Ventilation on the Photoplethysmographic Waveform
Sensors 2012, 12(2), 2236-2254; doi:10.3390/s120202236
Received: 13 December 2011; in revised form: 7 February 2012 / Accepted: 8 February 2012 / Published: 16 February 2012| Download PDF Full-text (3524 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Detection of Prostate Stem Cell Antigen Expression in Human Prostate Cancer Using Quantum-Dot-Based Technology
Sensors 2012, 12(5), 5461-5470; doi:10.3390/s120505461
Received: 16 March 2012; in revised form: 13 April 2012 / Accepted: 19 April 2012 / Published: 27 April 2012| Download PDF Full-text (311 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 13 December 2011