Journal of Medical Imaging

Editor-in-Chief: Norbert J. Pelc, Stanford University

The Journal of Medical Imaging covers fundamental and translational research, as well as applications, focused on medical imaging, which continue to yield physical and biomedical advancements in the early detection, diagnostics, and therapy of disease as well as in the understanding of normal.

Calls For Papers
How to Submit to a Special Section

To submit a manuscript for consideration in a Special Section, please prepare the manuscript according to the journal guidelines and use the Online Submission SystemLeaving site. A cover letter indicating that the submission is intended for this special section should be included with the paper. Papers will be peer‐reviewed in accordance with the journal's established policies and procedures. Authors have the choice to publish with open access.

Advances in Breast Imaging
Publication Date
Special section papers are published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author.
Submission Deadline
Manuscripts due 15 September 2018
Guest Editors
Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD

Emory University
Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences
1364 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
E-mail: ekrupin@emory.edu  

Susan Astley, PhD

University of Manchester
Division of Informatics, Imaging & Data Sciences
E-mail: sue.astley@manchester.ac.uk 

Robert Marti, PhD

University of Girona
Computer Vision and Robotics Institute
E-mail: robert.marti@udg.edu

Martin Tornai, PhD

Duke University
Department of Radiology
E-mail: martin.tornai@duke.edu 

Reyer Zwiggelaar, PhD

Aberystwyth University
Department of Computer Science
E-mail: rrz@aber.ac.uk

Scope

There are a number of disciplines (e.g., medicine, psychology, physics, and engineering) that address advancing imaging technologies in breast cancer detection and treatment, and researchers are committed to developing, validating, and translating technology (e.g., imaging hardware, image analysis tools, computer-aided decision support systems) for early detection and subsequent patient management of breast cancer.

This JMI special issue focusses on research in digital mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis, CT, MRI, ultrasound, optical imaging, molecular imaging, pathological imaging, multimodality imaging, image processing, image reconstruction, visualization, computer-aided diagnosis and therapy, quantitative imaging, radiomics, deep learning, system design, image quality, observer performance, human factors and workflow, breast density, clinical evaluation, and virtual, in silico, and modeling clinical trials.

This JMI special issue is open to everyone, and but especially encourages relevant submissions from the 14th International Workshop on Breast Imaging. The IWBI Conference is a biennial conference dedicated to bringing together a diverse group of researchers, clinicians and representatives of industry, who are jointly committed to developing, validating, and translating technology for early detection and subsequent patient management of breast cancer. 

Manuscripts should conform to the author guidelines of the Journal of Medical Imaging. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their manuscript through the online submission system at https://jmi.msubmit.net. The special section should be mentioned in the cover letter. Each manuscript will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Peer review will commence immediately upon manuscript submission, with a goal of making a first decision within 6 weeks. Special sections are opened online once a minimum of four papers have been accepted. Each paper is published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author.

3D Printing in Medical Imaging
Publication Date
Special section papers are published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author.
Submission Deadline
Manuscripts due 1 August 2018
Guest Editors
Ehsan Samei, PhD

Duke University Medical Center
Department of Radiology
Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories
Duke Clinical Imaging Physics Group
Medical Physics Graduate Program
Durham, North Carolina 27710
samei@duke.edu

Joseph Lo, PhD

Duke University Medical Center
Department of Radiology
Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories
Duke Clinical Imaging Physics Group
Medical Physics Graduate Program
Durham, North Carolina 27710
Joseph.Lo@duke.edu

Scope

The advent of rapid prototyping, or 3D printing, has revolutionized many different areas in medical imaging. Naming just a few of the latest advances, imaging scientists have used 3D printing to develop anthorpomorphic phantoms for varying imaging modalities, craft specialized imaging instruments, and create patient-specific surgical plans and implants. 3D printing can translate virtual designs and medical imaging data alike into the real world. This special section aims to showcase the latest advances in 3D printing technology, as well as to highlight many diverse applications from basic to translational sciences and clinical practice. Some specific topics of interest are listed below, but additional related submissions are welcomed.

Paper formats to be considered include regular research papers, technical notes, and perspective papers.

Advances in Technology
  • New 3D printing technologies
  • Comparison of 3D printing technologies
  • Resolution improvements and voxelized printing
  • Image processing for and from 3D printed objects (e.g., segmentation, rendering)
  • Advanced computation for and from 3D printed objects (e.g., virtual reality, deep learning)
  • Manufacturing evaluation and improvements (e.g., pertaining to consistency, repeatability, price)

Advances in Material Science
  • Tissue-equivalent materials for 3D printing
  • Printing with multiple materials
  • Bio-compatible materials

Applications in Basic Sciences
  • Bioprinting, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine
  • Instrumentation for small animal imaging
Applications in Translational Sciences
  • Phantoms for diagnostic imaging
  • Phantoms for dosimetry
  • Phantoms for radiation oncology
  • Phantoms for nuclear medicine
  • Anthropomorphic or patient-specific phantoms
  • Contrast imaging
  • Radiomics
  • Instrumentation for imaging or therapy

Applications in Clinical Practice
  • Surgical planning
  • Patient-specific implants
  • Regulatory constraints
  • Use of 3D objects for virtual clinical trials
  • Needed printing quality for clinically-representative predictions
  • The integrated use of 3D printed objects for clinical optimization

Manuscripts should conform to the author guidelines of the Journal of Medical Imaging. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their manuscript through the online submission system at https://jmi.msubmit.net. The special section should be mentioned in the cover letter. Each manuscript will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Peer review will commence immediately upon manuscript submission, with a goal of making a first decision within 6 weeks. Special sections are opened online once a minimum of four papers have been accepted. Each paper is published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author.

3D printing
Previously published special sections

Medical Image Perceptions and Observer Performance (July-September 2018)
Guest Editors: Elizabeth A. Krupinski, Mia K. Markey, and Tamara Miner Haygood

Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling (April-June 2018)
Guest Editors: Michael I. Miga and Amber L. Simpson

Quantitative Imaging Methods and Translational Developments-Honoring the Memory of Dr. Larry Clarke (January-March 2018)
Guest Editors:  Robert Nordstrom, Darrell Tata, Lawrence Schwartz, Lubomir Hadjiyski, and Maryellen Giger

Radiomics and Deep Learning (October-December 2017)
Guest Editors: Despina Kontos, Ronald M. Summers, and Maryellen Giger

Visions of Safety: Perspectives on Radiation Exposure (July-September 2017)
Guest Editors:  Ehsan Samei and Christoph Hoeschen 

Digital Pathology (April-June 2017)
Guest Editors: Metin N. Gurcan, Anant Madabhushi, and John Tomaszewski

Development, Challenges, and Opportunities of Positron Emission Tomography (January-March 2017)
Guest Editors: Norbert J. Pelc, Paul E. Kinahan, and Roderic I. Pettigrew

Medical Image Perception and Observer Performance (January-March 2016)
Guest Editor: Elizabeth A. Krupinski

Radiomics and Imaging Genomics (October-December 2015)
Guest Editors: Maryellen Giger and Sandy Napel

Pioneers in Medical Imaging: Honoring the Memory of Robert F. Wagner (October-December 2014)
Guest Editors: Kyle J. Myers and Weijie Chen

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