Journal of Biomedical Optics

Editor-in-Chief: Brian W. Pogue, Dartmouth College

The Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO) publishes peer-reviewed papers on the use of novel optical systems and techniques for improved health care and biomedical research.

Announcement: JBO will become a fully open access journal in January 2019. Beginning with submissions received on or after 1 July 2018, authors of accepted papers will be required to pay an article processing charge of $1675. Discounts may apply.

Journal of Biomedical Optics

Review of human hair optical properties in possible relation to melanoma development

Xiyong Huang et al.

Three-dimensional Hessian matrix-based quantitative vascular imaging of rat iris with optical-resolution photoacoustic microscopy in vivo

Huangxuan Zhao et al.

Special Section on Topical Problems of Biophotonics: from Optical Bioimaging to Clinical Biophotonics

Guest Editors: Mikhail Kirillin, Kirill Larin, Ilya Turchin, and Valery Tuchin

May 2018


From the Journal of Biomedical Optics

Challenges and opportunities in clinical translation of biomedical optical spectroscopy and imaging

Brian C. Wilson, Michael Jermyn, Frédéric Leblond (2018) Open Access

Tutorial on photoacoustic tomography

Yong Zhou, Junjie Yao, Lihong V. Wang (2016) Open Access

Quantitative real-time optical imaging of the tissue metabolic rate of oxygen consumption

Michael T. Ghijsen et al. (2018) Open Access

Review of fluorescence guided surgery systems: identification of key performance capabilities beyond indocyanine green imaging

Alisha V. DSouza, Huiyun Lin, Eric R. Henderson, Kimberley S. Samkoe, Brian W. Pogue (2016) Open Access

Polarized light interaction with tissues

Valery V. Tuchin (2016) Open Access

In vivo high-resolution cortical imaging with extended-focus optical coherence microscopy in the visible-NIR wavelength range

Paul J. Marchand, Daniel Szlag, Arno Bouwens, Theo Lasser (2018) Open Access

Predictive assessment of kidney functional recovery following ischemic injury using optical spectroscopy

Rajesh N. Raman, Christopher D. Pivetti, Rajendra Ramsamooj, Christoph Troppmann, Stavros G. Demos (2017) Open Access

Performance comparison of the MOXY and PortaMon near-infrared spectroscopy muscle oximeters at rest and during exercise

Chris J. McManus, Jay Collison, Chris E. Cooper (2018) Open Access

Review on near-infrared heptamethine cyanine dyes as theranostic agents for tumor imaging, targeting, and photodynamic therapy

Changhong Shi, Jason B. Wu, Dongfeng Pan (2016) Open Access

Label-free optical imaging technologies for rapid translation and use during intraoperative surgical and tumor margin assessment

Stephen A. Boppart, et al. (2017) Open Access

Video introduction to the journal

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