Special Issue "New Tools for Detection of Infectious Diseases"

A special issue of Infectious Disease Reports (ISSN 2036-7449). This special issue belongs to the section "Infection Prevention and Control".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 December 2023 | Viewed by 369

Special Issue Editors

Department of Radiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
Interests: PET imaging; chronic infections; immunological diseases; implant-related infections; healthcare-related infections
Department of Radiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
Interests: PET imaging; theranostic probe development; organic synthesis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The recent advent of aggressive and multi-drug-resistant infectious pathogens have resulted in a global pandemic, alerting worldwide healthcare authorities towards the need to improve developmental strategies for infection management. Owing to incremental growth in immunocompromised and hospitalized patient populations, with increased susceptibility towards multiple infections, the timely diagnosis of infections has become an urgent clinical need. Current clinical non-invasive imaging modalities have efficiently served as important adjunct tools for infection diagnosis and monitoring. Nevertheless, this is a dynamically evolving field and there remains an unmet clinical need to develop novel probes/tools with improved pathogen specificity and sensitivity for the precise management of complex and chronic infectious diseases.

In line with these objectives, we are pleased to announce this Special Issue, entitled “New Tools for Detection of Infectious Diseases”. This issue will collate articles describing the development of novel strategies, methodologies, and/or probes for the detection of infectious diseases, including invasive bacterial, fungal, and viral infections. Articles or reviews will specifically highlight developments in the field of imaging, as well as the translational impact of the reported imaging modalities on the management of infections.

Original research articles, case reports, brief reports, expert opinions, and reviews will be accepted.


Dr. Aditi Mulgaonkar
Dr. Sashi Debnath
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Infectious Disease Reports is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • infection diagnostics
  • infection theranostic probes
  • imaging chronic infections
  • bacterial infections
  • viral infections
  • fungal infections
  • wound infection diagnosis and management
  • pathogen-specific imaging
  • emerging imaging technologies
  • surgical guidance imaging tools
  • infection control monitoring
  • healthcare-related infection management

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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