Journal of Medical Imaging

Editor-in-Chief: Maryellen L. Giger, PhD, The University of Chicago

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.

Image-Guided Procedures Robotic Interventions and Modeling
Publication Date
Special section papers are published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author.
Submission Deadline
Closed for submissions.
Guest Editors
Lead Guest Editor:
Michael I. Miga, PhD

Vanderbilt University
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
E-mail: michael.i.miga@Vanderbilt.Edu
https://engineering.vanderbilt.edu/bio/michael-miga

Guest Editor:
Amber L. Simpson, PhD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Department of Surgery
New York, New York, United States
E-mail: simpsonl@mskcc.org
https://www.mskcc.org/research-areas/labs/amber-simpson

Scope

This special issue is a celebration of the 30 year history of the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference on Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling. While the conference has evolved over the last three decades, one of its hallmarks has been the considerable emphasis on the translation of imaging and instrumentation to the surgical and interventional environment. Similar to its long history, this special issue of the Journal of Medical Imaging will be focused on applications of medical imaging data in the engineering of therapeutic systems. Original papers are requested in the following topic areas:

  • Image-guided procedures
  • Minimally invasive surgery and intervention
  • Computer-assisted therapy and therapy planning
  • Robotic interventions and surgical tools
  • Localization technologies and navigation systems
  • Tracking and calibration
  • Intraoperative/interventional imaging (including molecular)
  • Image-to-physical registration
  • Modeling for therapy planning, guidance, and assessment
  • Techniques in population-specific and patient-specific model generation
  • Tissue/Disease characterization
  • Therapeutic modalities (mechanical, electrical, chemical, and radiation)
  • Medical image-based simulation and training
  • Validation & evaluation
  • 3D visualization
  • Novel interfaces
  • Augmented, virtual, and enhanced reality
  • Clinical applications and technology integration
  • Real-time computing for surgery and intervention
  • Data science and visualization
  • Safety and standards for image-guided and robotic procedures
  • Other related areas.

Members from the conference committee for the Medical Imaging Conference on Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling will act as associate editors for submitted manuscripts.

Please indicate in your cover letter that the submission is for this special section. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Peer review will commence immediately upon manuscript submission, with a goal of making a first decision within 6 weeks of manuscript submission. 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.

Role of Special Issue with regards to SPIE Medical Imaging 2018: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling Conference: Manuscripts for the JMI special issue should be submitted via the journal submission system at https://jmi.msubmit.net. As an additional benefit, all papers accepted to the special issue will be invited to participate at SPIE Medical Imaging 2018 (participation is optional). Invited authors will be provided the opportunity to write a 'Technical Note' about their accepted paper which will be published in the conference proceedings. In addition, with sufficient submissions, a special evening of platform presentations from accepted papers will be held during the conference. Other accepted papers will be provided platform or poster presentations in the standard conference tracks designated with high distinction. (see the conference website: http://spie.org/MI/conferencedetails/image-guided-procedures)

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Medical Image Perception and Observer Performance
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 December 2017
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

Mia K. Markey, PhD

The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Biomedical Engineering
and
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Imaging Physics
Houston, Texas 77303
E-mail: mia.markey@utexas.edu

Tamara Miner Haygood, PhD, MD

The University of Texas  MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Diagnostic Radiology
Houston, Texas 77303
E-mail: Tamara.Haygood@mdanderson.org

Scope

Medical image perception research measures the human observer's ability to perform specific diagnostic tasks using real or simulated medical images and compares the observer performance with predictions from quantitative models. The theme of this JMI special section is image perception and observer performance research on detection and discrimination of abnormalities; cognition, psychophysics and behavior; perception errors; visual search patterns; human and ideal observer models; computer-based perception; impact of display and ergonomics; image processing; and assessment methods, metrics, and statistics. Although radiology imaging is a key focus, we are particularly interested in articles that deal with other medical imaging specialty applications such as pathology, ophthalmology, dermatology, and telemedicine.

This special section is open to everyone, and but especially encourages relevant submissions from the Medical Image Perception Conference (MIPS XVII). The Medical Image Perception Conference is a biennial conference dedicated to bringing together people interested in human and computer perception of medical image information and related subjects, such as detection and discrimination of abnormalities, cognitive and psychophysical processes, perception errors, search patterns, human and ideal observer models, computer-based perception (CAD and CADx), impact of display and ergonomic factors on image perception and performance, role of image processing on image perception and performance, and assessment methodologies. For more information on submission, please see the author guidelines. Please indicate in your cover letter that the submission is for this special section. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Peer review will commence immediately upon manuscript submission, with a goal of making a first decision within 6 weeks of manuscript submission. 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.

MIPS
Previously published special sections

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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