New research on noninvasive heart and cancer imaging emerges

Noninvasive technologies for imaging breast, heart, and other tissues were recently published in a special section on medical imaging using diffuse optics in the July issue of the Journal of Biomedical Optics (SPIE; Bellingham, WA).

Papers covered include using molecular resonance imaging (MRI) for a noninvasive, portable test for breast cancer; optical coherence tomography (OCT) for monitoring of heartbeat arrhythmias such as flutter and fibrillation; and other biomedical applications of diffuse optics imaging technologies.

The special section on biophotonics is the latest in a series published every two years in the Journal of Biomedical Optics in conjunction with the biennial Biophotonics Graduate Summer School (Ven, Sweden).The special section reflects core topics of the school, which is organized by special section guest editors Stefan Andersson-Engels (Lund University; Lund, Sweden) and Peter Andersen (Technical University of Denmark; Lyngby, Denmark). School participants and other researchers submit manuscripts for consideration.

“We are pleased to include in this year’s special section a very interesting open access tutorial paper on medical imaging using diffuse optics from the [Bruce] Tromberg group at University of California, Irvine,” says Andersen.

“The invited review paper belongs to a series of tutorial review papers from each biennial school that provide high-level educational material for the benefit of the scientific community and, in addition, fulfill our own motivation for creating the school in the first place,” says Andersson-Engels. “This article is followed by nine high-quality original articles covering diffuse optics and OCT.”

View the table of contents and download papers here: http://spiedigitallibrary.org/jbo/resource/1/jbopfo/v17/i7.

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