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Special Issue "Optical Sensing and Imaging Technologies for Biomedical Applications"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Optical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 November 2023 | Viewed by 250

Special Issue Editors

Biomedical Engineering Group, Electronics Technology, Systems and Automation Engineering Department, University of Cantabria, 39005 Santander, Cantabria, Spain
Interests: biomedical engineering; electromagnetic and acoustic treatment and characterization of biological tissues; clinical diagnostic techniques; fluorescence and spectroscopy; polarization of light; electromagnetic propagation in turbid and turbulent media
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Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Interests: optical imaging; physics; tomography; optical coherence

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Within the general scope of sensors, those intended for biomedical applications present particular challenges. Their design and implementation require multi- and interdisciplinary skills and have bioethical implications.

Biomedical sensors that employ optical radiation possess several characteristics that make them suitable for a variety of biomedical applications. Namely, they are used in biomedical optical sensing and imaging techniques that are non- or minimally invasive, noncontact, non-ionizing, and can provide high resolution, even beyond the diffraction limit. This characteristic set of features makes optical approaches suitable for clinical settings that cannot be covered by other conventionally used sensing and imaging techniques based on other parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, such as radiofrequency, X-ray or gamma-ray, acoustics, or radioactivity. Optical sensing and imaging techniques have been applied for the characterization of or diagnostics in biological tissues and even treatment monitoring. Consequently, many optical techniques have rapidly evolved and become increasingly relevant in clinics.

This Special Issue is focused on optical sensing and imaging technologies applied to biological media, including diagnostic and treatment monitoring techniques. We seek contributions on techniques that can involve either imaging approaches or point measurements, exploiting superficial or tomographic data, coming from intensity, spectroscopic, polarimetric, interferometric, or fluorescence parameters, among others. The contributions can be focused on biomedical engineering devices, their applications in biomedicine, or both. Submissions of both basic biomedical science and clinical applications are welcome.

Dr. Félix Fanjul-Vélez
Dr. Bernhard Baumann
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • optical biomedical sensors
  • tomographic optical imaging
  • optical coherence tomography
  • spectroscopic optical sensing
  • fluorescence biosensing
  • polarimetric biosensing and imaging
  • interferometric biosensing and imaging
  • optical treatment monitorization

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