Special Issue "Imaging-Histopathology Correlation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020) | Viewed by 11295
Interests: imaging-navigated translational theragnostic research
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Driven by ever-advancing science and technology, imaging plays a pivotal role in the clinical diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Classified by their physical principles, imaging armamentariums include X-ray-based computed tomography (CT), radiofrequency wave-based magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), acoustics-based ultrasound (US) or echography, radionuclei-based single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET), optics-based optical coherence tomography (OCT), etc. These imaging techniques, alone or in hybrid, help to noninvasively visualize healthy and diseased organs and tissues in 2D or 3D with spatial resolutions ranging from millimeter to sub-micrometer, with data quantification using computer software.
However, in clinic definite diagnosis of the disease usually relies on the depiction of pathological alterations at cellular, subcellular, and molecular levels, which can be realized only by using the gold-standard technique of histopathology. Likewise, the accuracy of imaging diagnosis can be verified by such decisive histopathology sampling through needle biopsy, open surgery, and autopsy. Medical imaging and histopathology belong to macro- and microscopic morphology, respectively. Their qualitative and quantitative correlations are always what clinical and preclinical researchers strive to achieve, being more recently aided by big data and artificial intelligence (AI).
This Special Issue welcomes contributions covering all aspects of experimental and clinical imaging–histopathology correlations as addressed above. Submissions may include articles of original research, new methodology or technical platforms, pictorial case reports with brief literature review, and overviewing showcases of the serial experiences of successful individual groups or centers.
Prof. Dr. Yicheng Ni
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Diagnostics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- imaging–histopathology correlation
- optical imaging
- contrast agents
- virtual biopsy