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 is now a fully open access journal. Authors of accepted papers are required to pay an article processing charge of $1675. Discounts may apply. Click here for more details.

Journal of Biomedical Optics

Special Section on Biomedical Imaging and Sensing

Guest Editors: Toyohiko Yatagai, Yasuhiro Awatsuji, Osamu Matoba, Yuan Luo, and Yoshihisa Aizu

Special Section on Metabolic Imaging and Spectroscopy: Britton Chance 105th Birthday Commemorative

Guest Editors: Lin Z. Li, Arjun G. Yodh, and David Busch

Special Section on Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging

Guest Editors: David Cuccia, Anthony J. Durkin, Sylvain Gioux, Amaan Mazhar, and Bruce Tromberg

January 2019


From the Journal of Biomedical Optics

In-vivo Raman spectroscopy: from basics to applications

Eliana Cordero, Ines Latka, Christian Matthäus, Iwan W. Schie, Jürgen Popp (2018) Open Access

Polarized light interaction with tissues

Valery V. Tuchin (2016) Open Access

Perspective review of what is needed for molecular-specific fluorescence-guided surgery

Brian W. Pogue, Eben L. Rosenthal, Samuel Achilefu, Gooitzen M. van Dam (2018) Open Access

Nonscanning large-area Raman imaging for ex vivo / in vivo skin cancer discrimination

Elmar Schmälzlin et al. (2018) Open Access

Tutorial on photoacoustic tomography

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

In vivo characterization of light scattering properties of human skin in the 475- to 850-nm wavelength range in a Swedish cohort

Hanna Jonasson, Ingemar Fredriksson, Sara Bergstrand, Carl Johan Östgren, Marcus Larsson, Tomas Strömberg (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

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

Method to identify and minimize artifacts induced by fluorescent impurities in single-molecule localization microscopy

Janel L. Davis, Biqin Dong, Cheng Sun, Hao F. Zhang (2018) Open Access

Review of structured light in diffuse optical imaging

Joseph P. Angelo, Sez-Jade Chen, Marien Ochoa, Ulas Sunar, Sylvain Gioux, Xavier Intes (2018) Open Access

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