Special Issue "Tissue Optics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 17264
Interests: UV-Vis-NIR optical spectroscopy; processing of multidimensional spectroscopic data; image processing; light–tissue interactions modelling
Interests: tissue optical clearing imaging; in vivo skull/skin optical clearing methods; in vitro optical clearing methods; laser speckle contrast imaging; hyperspectral imaging
Interests: biological and medical physics; biophotonics; biomedical optics; laser spectroscopy and imaging in biomedicine; nonlinear dynamics of laser and optical systems; physics of optical and laser measurements; nanobiophotonics
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Special Issue in Materials: Feature Paper in Section Optics and Photonics
Tissue optics is the cornerstone of biophotonics and biomedical optics research exploiting the interactions of light with biological tissues to deepen our knowledge of their Optical Properties (OP) and targeting the development of innovative optical methods and medical devices to improve health care. This is a multidisciplinary field combining biology, photonics and data science to characterize and analyze the OP of biological tissues on subcellular, cellular and tissue scales and their changes related to metabolic and morphological pathological modifications. Tissue optics is at stake in a wide range of applications, from the ex vivo spectral characterization of absorption, scattering, fluorescence and/or polarization properties, to in vivo photodiagnosis or perioperative surgical guiding, through therapeutic use of light.
This Special Issue on “Tissue Optics” will welcome basic, methodological and applied cutting-edge research contributions, as regular and review papers, dealing with:
- The development and validation of spectroscopic and/or imaging instrumentations on phantoms and on ex vivo and in vivo tissues;
- The modelling of light–tissue interactions, including inverse problem solving and OP estimation;
- The processing of multidimensional data using classification and machine learning methods;
- The development of multimodal, multispectral and/or multiscale approaches;
- The modifications of tissue OP, including optical clearing;
- The validation of the methods and tools developed in the frame of preclinical and clinical studies.
Prof. Dr. Walter Blondel
Prof. Dr. Dan Zhu
Prof. Dr. Valery V. Tuchin
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- Biological tissue optics and tissue optical properties
- Biomedical optics and biophotonics
- Interactions of light with biological tissues
- Theoretical and experimental modelling
- Multidimensional data processing and machine learning
- Spectroscopic and imaging techniques
- Multimodality and multiscale approaches
- Optical clearing
- Basic research and translational research (clinical applications)
- Photodiagnosis, surgical guiding and therapeutic methods