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 are required to pay an article processing charge of $1675. Discounts may apply. Click here for more details.

Journal of Biomedical Optics

Perspective review on solid-organ transplant: needs in point-of-care optical biomarkers

Daqing Piao et al.

Special Section on Laser-Tissue Interaction and Optical Properties of Biological Tissues: Honoring Prof. Steven Jacques, a Pioneer in Biomedical Optics

Guest Editors: Jessica Ramella-Roman, Andreas Hielscher, and Lihong V. Wang

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

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

September 2018


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

Needle-based optical coherence tomography for the detection of prostate cancer: a visual and quantitative analysis in 20 patients

Berrend G. Muller et al. (2018) Open Access

Polarized light interaction with tissues

Valery V. Tuchin (2016) Open Access

Tutorial on photoacoustic tomography

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

High-performance, robustly verified Monte Carlo simulation with FullMonte

Jeffrey Cassidy, Ali Nouri, Vaughn Betz, Lothar Lilge (2018) Open Access

Optical spectroscopic sensing of tumor hypoxia

Sina Dadgar, Joel Rodríguez Troncoso, Narasimhan Rajaram (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

Through-focus or volumetric type of optical imaging methods: a review

Ravikiran Attota (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

Visible-light optical coherence tomography: a review

Xiao Shu, Lisa Jane Beckmann, Hao F. Zhang (2017) Open Access

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