Special Issue "Optical Methods for Tissue Diagnostics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2020).
Interests: optical methods for tissue diagnostics; bio-molecular spectroscopy; x-ray diffraction; computational biophysics and drug design; molecular modeling
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The use of non-ionizing radiation offers great promise as a non-invasive medical diagnosis tool. Despite the limited penetration depth in living tissue, optical methods are steadily bridging the gap between radiology and histopathology, due to their sensitivity to molecular, functional and structural content. This Special Issue attempts to cover novel works in tissue diagnostics using optical techniques. Contributions of both human studies and animal models are encouraged using either experimental approaches or analytical methods. The volume is open for innovative contributions involving aspects of the following topics:
Molecular spectroscopy and microspectroscopy
Absorption, reflectance, emission and fluorescence spectroscopy
Optical clearing methods
Nonlinear microscopy, including multiphoton excited fluorescence, harmonic generation and coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy
2D imaging, e.g. laser, speckle, intrinsic signals, calcium and voltage, molecular, hyperspectral, thermal-infrared imaging
Functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) of the brain and other organs
Tomographic imaging, such as optical coherence tomography, diffuse optical tomography and photoacoustic tomography.
Dr. Nikolaos Kourkoumelis
Dr. Edgar Guevara
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