Special Issue "Biomedical Sensing Applications of Diffuse Optics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
2. Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie (IFN), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milan, Italy
Interests: near infrared spectroscopy; time domain device development; clinical translation of prototypes; data analysis and interpretation; Biomedical application of NIRS (cerebral activation, muscle oxidative metabolism, imaging, etc.); phantom development and tests for diffuse optics
Diffuse optics allows in vivo investigation of different aspects of biological tissues such as composition, oxygenation, and indirectly estimated blood flow. This Special Issue focuses on the applications of diffuse optics on living animals or human, both healthy subjects and pathological groups. Established and novel applications are considered. All the contributions where some aspects of those applications are shown are welcomed. Furthermore, theoretical models, data processing, analysis, and interpretation methodologies or tissue-like phantom acquisitions, which help toward a better understanding of the technique and its applications, are eligible. Additionally, the combinations of techniques based on diffuse optics (NIRS, fNIRS, spectroscopy, DCS) with other conventional optical or non-optical biomedical techniques (electrophysiology, MRI, PET, others) are of interest.
Dr. Rebecca Re
Dr. Felipe Orihuela-Espina
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- Diffuse optics
- Modelling: human subject or living animals
- Data processing, analysis, and interpretation
- NIRS, fNIRS, DCS, DOT, HD-DOT, and related techniques
- Devices for monitoring or imaging: continuous wave, frequency or time domain
- Tissue diagnostics and optical characterization: optical properties, oxygenation, oxygen metabolism, hemoglobin, blood flow. Brain, muscle, thyroid, lipid, collagen, breast
- Phantom development and preparation
- Validation study and standardization protocols
- Clinical and non-clinical applications (e.g., sport sciences, neuropsychology, hyperscanning, BCI, neurodegenerative, connectivity, rehabilitation, and others)