Special Issue "Cancer Imaging and Intraoperative Image-Guided Surgery"

A special issue of Tomography (ISSN 2379-139X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Suman Mondal
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Guest Editor
Department of Radiology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
Interests: molecular imaging; cancer imaging; real-time image-guided surgery; surgical navigation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the past few decades, clinical cancer imaging has transformed cancer care by enabling, accurate tumor detection at earlier stages that has enabled more patients to become surgical candidates. Cancer imaging has also improved surgical planning for patients undergoing oncologic surgical procedures. Improving intraoperative imaging technology, computational methods and innovative contrast sources have ushered in the era of image-guided surgery. This has enabled innovations such as live surgical navigation and real-time image guided surgery with applications in oncologic surgery that may improve patient outcomes. This special issue will focus on pertinent research papers, perspectives and reviews informing the readers about innovative modalities for cancer imaging with enable surgical planning and intraoperative image guidance to improve surgical outcomes. We welcome submissions describing intraoperative cancer imaging, development of novel image contrast methods as well as creation of imaging systems designed specifically for surgical guidance. Manuscripts that cover non cancer intraoperative image guided surgical guidance applications are also encouraged. These will include molecular, nuclear, MRI, CT, ultrasound, optical, photoacoustics, spectroscopy and multimodal imaging modalities as well as well applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve cancer imaging or intraoperative surgical guidance. We encourage submissions for technologies that are experimental but show great clinical potential as well as modalities that have been validated in preclinical models or undergoing clinical translation.

Dr. Suman Mondal
Guest Editor

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 papers will be 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. Tomography is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly 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 1600 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.

Keywords

  • Cancer imaging
  • Intraoperative imaging
  • Image-guided surgery
  • Real-time surgical guidance
  • Contrast-free imaging methods
  • Contrast agent development for image guided surgery
  • Fast image processing for intraoperative imaging
  • Artificial intelligence in cancer imaging
  • Machine learning in surgical guidance

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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