Special Issues

Diagnostics runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Advances in Diagnostics of Otology and Neurotology
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 3012
Keywords: otology; neurotology; hearing loss; vertigo; tinnitus; otitis media; skull base; facial nerve; vestibular schwannoma; artificial intelligence
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
AI as a Tool to Improve Hybrid Imaging in Cancer
edited by Malene Barbara Fischer
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 8113
Keywords: Artificial intelligence; Deep learning; Machine learning; Hybrid imaging; PET/CT; PET/MR; SPECT/CT; Multimodal imaging; Cancer; Oncology; Tumour segmentation; Tumour characterisation; Prediction; Multimodal data analysis; Image reconstruction
(This special issue belongs to the Section Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Diagnostics)
Wearable Sensors and Artificial Intelligence for Ergonomics submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 580
Keywords: ergonomics; occupational medicine; biomedical signal processing; biomechanics; human activity recognition; inertial measurements units and sensors for IoT; feature extraction; lifting; machine learning; modeling and simulation; neural networks
(This special issue belongs to the Section Point-of-Care Diagnostics and Devices)
Fecal Immunochemical Test: Colorectal Cancer Screening and Beyond
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3437
Keywords: fecal immunochemical test; colorectal cancer screening; colorectal cancer diagnosis; surveillance after adenoma resection; risk stratification
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
COVID-19 Risk Assessment for Automatic Diagnosis and Prognosis
edited by Martin Wolkewitz and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 716
Keywords: machine learning; multi-state models; risk assessment models; survival analysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Diagnostics)
Imaging of Gynecological Disease
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 16 articles | Viewed by 9417
Keywords: ultrasound; ovarian cancer; cervical cancer; gynecologic oncology; endometriosis; ultrasound biopsy; imaging; treatment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Imaging and Theranostics)
Diagnosis and Management of Thrombosis in COVID-19
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submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 174
Keywords: venous thromboembolism; COVID-19; immunothrombosis; low molecular weight heparins
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Advances in Gastric Cancer Imaging submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 94
Keywords: gastric cancer; prognosis; diagnosis; Artificial Intelligence; hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC); pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC); dual energy CT; MRI; positron emission tomography (PET-CT); endoscopy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Imaging and Theranostics)
Update on Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Imaging in Optic Neuropathies submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 82
Keywords: optic neuropathies; OCT-A; optic disc edema; optic atrophy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Optical Diagnostics)
Diagnosis and Management in Prenatal Medicine
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submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4180
Keywords: Prenatal diagnosis; Fetus; Pregnancy; Prenatal screening; Invasive prenatal test; Amniocentesis; Chorionic villous sampling; NIPT
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Immune-Related Adverse Events Diagnosis and Immunotherapy in Cancer submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3072
Keywords: immunotherapy; immune-related adverse events (irAE); cancer treatment; diagnosis; immune checkpoint inhibitors; immune oncology; toxicity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Ultrasound Diagnosis and Guided Intervention of Musculoskeletal/Neuromuscular Pathology 2020
edited by Ke-Vin Chang
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 6060
Keywords: diagnosis; ultrasound; pain; muscle; tendon; nerve; rehabiltation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Imaging and Theranostics)
Diagnostics of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): From Phenotypic to Molecular submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 4537
Keywords: antimicrobial resistance; detection; diagnostics; phenotypic; Molecular
(This special issue belongs to the Section Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease)
MicroRNAs as Biomarkers in SARS-CoV-2 Infections
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 97
(This special issue belongs to the Section Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease)
Imaging Cardiac Arrhythmia/Sudden Cardiac Death 2.0
edited by Sophie Mavrogeni
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1175
Keywords: ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation; atrial flutter/fibrillation; electroanatomic mapping; cardiovascular magnetic resonance; echocardiography; nuclear techniques; cardiac computed tomography; interventional CMI in electrophysiology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Imaging and Theranostics)
Artificial Intelligence in Lung Diseases 2.0
edited by Cesar A. Moran
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1652
(This special issue belongs to the Section Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Diagnostics)
Animal Models in Human Diagnostics
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 101
Keywords: efficacy evaluation; preclinical study; mini-pig
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Artificial Intelligence in Stroke Imaging
edited by David S. Liebeskind
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2653
Keywords: artificial intelligence; machine learning; deep learning; CT/MRI; stroke imaging; angiography
(This special issue belongs to the Section Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Diagnostics)
Metabolic Diseases: New Perspectives in Diagnosis, Tools and Treatment
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 262
Keywords: metabolic disease: diagnostic tools; treatments; health risk; obesity and metabolic disorders; disease modeling; genetics; mitochondrial diseases; inherited metabolic disorders; lysosomal storage disorders; biochemical balance and metabolism; enzymes; chemistry screen; newborn screening
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): State-of-the-Art and Open Questions
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 139
Keywords: diagnosis; polycystic ovary syndrome; PCOS; ovarian ultrasound; polycystic ovaries; PCOS phenotypes; body weight; insulin production
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Hepatobiliary Diseases: Diagnosis and Management
edited by , Goran Hauser and Nermin Salkic
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3278
Keywords: Chronic liver diseases; Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease; Portal hypertension; Noninvasive methods for steatosis and fibrosis detection; Endohepatology; New drugs in hepatology; New diagnostic methods for periampullary tumor detection; Treatment of biliary diseases
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
The Role of CT in 2019 Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (COVID-19)
edited by Jinshan Tang
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1134
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Imaging and Theranostics)
Challenges and Advances in Tuberculosis and Mycobacterial Lung Diseases
edited by and Ewa Augustynowicz-Kopec
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 4548
Keywords: tuberculosis; MDR Tb; XDR Tb; epidemiology and surveillance; genotyping; nontuberculous mycobacteria; treatment outcomes; risk groups; high resolution computed tomography; HIV-AIDS; COVID 19
(This special issue belongs to the Section Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease)
Advances in Tracheal Intubation-Challenges of Airway Management in COVID-19 Infection
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 211
Keywords: tracheal intubation; diagnostics of difficult laryngoscopy; fiberoptic endoscopy; video laryngoscopy; airway ultrasound
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Imaging and Theranostics)
Evidence-Based Diagnosis and Management of Facial Nerve Disorders submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 3993
Keywords: facial nerve disorders; facial palsy; facial paralysis; facial impairment; non-verbal communications; surgery; rehabilitation; functional electrostimulation; ultrasound; MRI; 3D-imaging; machine learning; evidence-based medicine; telemedizin
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Advances in the Diagnostics of Endometriosis
edited by Jeong Sook Kim
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 4321
Keywords: endometriosis; female infertility; chronic pelvic pain; molecular diagnosis of endometriosis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Novel Approaches for Diagnosis of Parasitic Disease
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 761
Keywords: arasites; Diagnosis; Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs); Array technologies; Multiplex technologies; Microfluidics; Reporter assays.
(This special issue belongs to the Section Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease)
Evolutions in Musculoskeletal Imaging submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 185
Keywords: musculoskeletal imaging; head; spine; shoulder; elbow; wrist; hand; hip; knee; ankle; foot
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Imaging and Theranostics)
New Progress in Diagnostics of Clinical Hypertension
edited by , and Sara Hungerford
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 729
Keywords: hypertension; vascular load; blood pressure; diagnostic techniques; cardiology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Advances in Photon Counting Detector Imaging
edited by Hatem Alkadhi
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 7115
Keywords: photon counting detector; computed tomography; spectral imaging; radiation dose; image quality; contrast media
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Imaging and Theranostics)
Oral and Maxillofacial Image Diagnosis submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3135
Keywords: static and dynamic navigation; artificial intelligence in maxillofacial imaging; oncology; reconstructive surgery; virtual planning; orthognathic surgery; craniofacial trauma; craniofacial malformation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Imaging and Theranostics)
Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Diagnosis and Management
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2872
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Smart Drugs and Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids: Searching Innovative Applications and New Molecular Biomarkers submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2840
Keywords: Smart drugs; Anabolic-androgenic steroids; Image- and performance-enhancing drugs; Brain-boosting effects; Pharmacological cognitive enhancement; New molecular biomarkers; Cognitive-enhancing drugs; Public health; Substance use disorders; Human enhancement drugs; Substance use disorders treatment; Health services
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Liver Cancer Imaging
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submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 140
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Imaging and Theranostics)
Capsule Endoscopy: Clinical Impacts and Innovation since 2001-Issue B
edited by Yunjeong Lim
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1137
Keywords: capsule endoscopy; diagnostic yield; clinical impact; artificial intelligence; locomotion; magnetic; image interpretation; quality control; deep learning
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Imaging and Theranostics)
Diagnostic Challenges of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 199
Keywords: mesothelioma histopathology; mesothelioma immunohistochemistry; mesothelioma cytopathology; mesothelioma genetics; mesothelioma biomarkers; pleural mesothelial hyperplasia; non-invasive staging of malignant mesothelioma; invasive diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Advances in Diagnostic Approaches for Integrative Medicine
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 241
Keywords: integrative medicine; integrative diagnostics; clinical diagnosis; diagnostic models; holistic diagnosis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Point-of-Care Diagnostics and Devices)
The Role of Immunohistochemistry in the Diagnosis and Prognosis of Tumors: New Findings
edited by and Cristina Colarossi
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 232
Keywords: Immunohistochemistry; Diagnosis of tumors; Prognostic factors; Target therapy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Biomarkers of Urological Disease
edited by Chien Lun Chen and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2493
Keywords: biomarker; bladder; prostate; kidney; cancer
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Microbiome in Urological Diseases
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 180
Keywords: urinary microbiome; consensus on the urinary microbiome with low biomass; bladder-gut axis; badder-gut-brain axis; bladder-vagina-gut axis; microbiome characteristics of urological diseases (UTI; OAB; IC/BPS; CP/CPPS; cancer et al.); urinary tissue microbiome; new technology to discover microbiome in urogenital tract
(This special issue belongs to the Section Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease)
Diagnostic Imaging of Spinal Disorders
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submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2118
Keywords: spine; sacroiliac joints; radiography; computed tomography; magnetic resonance imaging; nuclear medicine; artificial intelligence; radiomics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Imaging and Theranostics)
Diagnostic Infectious Disease and Microbiology
edited by Javier Fernández
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 31 articles | Viewed by 31300
Keywords: Clinical microbiology; Diagnostic stewardship; Diagnostic workflow and algorithms; Infectious diseases; Molecular diagnostics; Immunological diagnosis; Mass spectrometry; Other diagnostic methods
(This special issue belongs to the Section Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease)
Advance in the Diagnostics and Management of Musculoskeletal Diseases
edited by , and Elisabetta Ferraro
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 14 articles | Viewed by 10877
Keywords: Musculoskeletal system; Joint; Orthopedics; Traumatology; Rehabilitation; Radiology; Fracture; Muscle; Connective tissues; Regenerative medicine; Tissue engineering
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Skeletal Radiology
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 11 articles | Viewed by 7176
Keywords: diagnosis; MRI; CT; ultrasound; artificial intelligence; musculoskeletal; joint; sarcoma; multiple myeloma
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Imaging and Theranostics)
Diagnosis of Spinal Tumors
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1349
Keywords: spinal column; sarcoma; metastasis; spinal neoplasms; palliative surgery; neurologic symptoms; spinal instability; benign tumors; imaging
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Imaging of Hepatitis
edited by Niklas Verloh
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 150
Keywords: liver imaging; liver fibrosis; liver cirrhoses; hepatic metabolism; functional imaging
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Imaging and Theranostics)
Nanotechnology-Based Approaches for the Diagnosis of Viral Infections
edited by Robert YL Wang
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 82
Keywords: nanoparticles; viral diagnosis; point-of-care biosensors; chip-based diagnosis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Point-of-Care Diagnostics and Devices)
Advances in Carotid Artery Imaging
edited by Andreas Hjelm Brandt and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3192
Keywords: Carotid artery imaging; Carotid artery disease; New imaging technique; Angiography; Ultrasound; Computed tomography; Magnetic resonance imaging
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Imaging and Theranostics)
Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of Rheumatic Diseases
edited by Wennan Huang
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 529
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
RNA in Cancer Diagnostics: From Basic to Translational Application
edited by Chengxiong Xu
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 140
Keywords: molecular oncology; RNA modification; cancer progression; prognosis; personalized treatment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
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