Special Issue "Quantification of Biological and Mechanical Changes Due to Radiation Exposure"

A special issue of Bioengineering (ISSN 2306-5354).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Anthony G. Lau
Guest Editor
Department of Biomedical Engineering, The College of New Jersey, Ewing Township, NJ, USA
Interests: injury biomechanics; bone & cartilage mechanics; radiation effects
Dr. Sourav S. Patnaik
Guest Editor
Department of Bioengineering, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, USA
Interests: tissue biomechanics; biomaterials; cardiovascular

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The overarching aim of this Special Issue is to enhance our understanding of mechanical and biochemical cues that bring changes in the living systems due to radiation exposure. There is a significant need to address the mechanical changes in tissues and cells that are subjected to (i) radiation exposure; and (ii) radiotheraputic approaches at low- and high-doses. Biomechanical alteration of non-targeted tissue irradiation has been recently highlighted in literature. Yet the mechanistic regime of radiation-induced biomechanical changes in the human body is not fully understood.

The goal of this Special Issue on the “Quantification of Biological and Mechanical Changes Due to Radiation Exposure” is to highlight original research papers and comprehensive reviews, dealing with micro-to-macro level changes in human physiology from a mechanics point of view. This unique collection of radiation-related studies will be centered on in vivo and in vitro themes and the topics of interests include, but are not limited to, the following:  

  • Biomechanical changes at cellular level and tissue level due to irradiation
  • Mechanical changes in non-targeted body tissues due to radiotherapy (including low doses <1Gy)
  • Systemic or pathological characterization of radiation effects in tissues
  • Pharmacological approaches, therapeutic targets, and novel delivery routes of radiation countermeasures
  • Advances in tissue damage assessment – biochemical, biomedical imaging, optics, etc.
  • Coupled effects on multiple organ systems, including bystander effect
  • Organ-on-chips to study radiation effects

Dr. Anthony G. Lau
Dr. Sourav S. Patnaik
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • biomechanics
  • radiation
  • tissues
  • cellular
  • physiology

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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