Journal of Biomedical Optics

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

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

On the cover: The figure is a thermal image of FDA scientist Q. Wang, based on original research reported in the article "Clinical evaluation of fever-screening thermography: impact of consensus guidelines and facial measurement location" by Yangling Zhou, Pejman Ghassemi, et al.

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Leukocyte super-resolution via geometry prior and structural consistency

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Measurement of the refractive index of whole blood and its components for a continuous spectral region

Shike Liu, et al. (2019) Open Access

Feasibility of using spatial frequency-domain imaging intraoperatively during tumor resection

Dennis J. Wirth, Mira Sibai, Jonathan D. Olson, Brian C. Wilson, David W. Roberts, Keith D. Paulsen (2018) Open Access

Structured light imaging for breast-conserving surgery, part I: optical scatter and color analysis

Benjamin W. Maloney, et al. (2019) Open Access

Review of methods for intraoperative margin detection for breast conserving surgery

Benjamin W. Maloney, David M. McClatchy III, Brian W. Pogue, Keith D. Paulsen, Wendy A. Wells M.D., Richard J. Barth M.D. (2018) Open Access

Clinical evaluation of fever-screening thermography: impact of consensus guidelines and facial measurement location

Yangling Zhou, Pejman Ghassemi, Michelle Chen, David McBride, Jon P. Casamento, T. Joshua Pfefer, Quanzeng Wang (2020) Open Access

Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy: fundamentals and advances in instrumentation, analysis, and applications

Rupsa Datta, Tiffany M. Heaster, Joe T. Sharick, Amani A. Gillette, Melissa C. Skala (2020) Open Access

Structured light imaging for breast-conserving surgery, part II: texture analysis and classification

Samuel S. Streeter, et al. (2019) Open Access

Tissue oxygen saturation predicts response to breast cancer neoadjuvant chemotherapy within 10 days of treatment

Jeffrey M. Cochran, et al. (2018) Open Access

Light scattering measured with spatial frequency domain imaging can predict stromal versus epithelial proportions in surgically resected breast tissue

David M. McClatchy III, et al. (2018) Open Access

Clinical applications of laser speckle contrast imaging: a review

Wido Heeman, Wiendelt Steenbergen, Gooitzen M. van Dam, E. Christiaan Boerma (2019) Open Access

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