About the Journal
Biomedical Optics Express is OSA's principal outlet for serving the biomedical optics community with rapid, open-access, peer-reviewed papers related to optics, photonics and imaging in the life sciences. The journal scope encompasses theoretical modeling and simulations, technology development, and biomedical studies and clinical applications.
Editor-in-Chief: Joseph A. Izatt, Duke University
Frequency: Rapid article-at-a-time publication, Monthly issues
2012 Impact Factor: 3.176
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Comparison of adaptive optics scanning light ophthalmoscopic fluorescein angiography and offset pinhole imaging
Recent advances to the adaptive optics scanning light ophthalmoscope (AOSLO) have enabled finer in vivo...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 4, pp.1173-1189 (2014)
Statistical intensity variation analysis for rapid volumetric imaging of capillary network flux
We present a novel optical coherence tomography (OCT)-based technique for rapid volumetric imaging of red...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 4, pp.1160-1172 (2014)
Multi-modal hard x-ray imaging with a laboratory source using selective reflection from a mirror
Multi-modal hard x-ray imaging sensitive to absorption, refraction, phase and scattering contrast is...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 4, pp.1153-1159 (2014)
Non-invasive prediction of hemoglobin levels by principal component and back propagation artificial neural network
To facilitate non-invasive diagnosis of anemia, specific equipment was developed, and non-invasive hemoglobin...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 4, pp.1145-1152 (2014)
Non-invasive respiratory monitoring using long-period fiber grating sensors
In non-invasive ventilation, continuous monitoring of respiratory volumes is essential. Here, we present a...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 4, pp.1136-1144 (2014)
Robust efficient estimation of heart rate pulse from video
We describe a simple but robust algorithm for estimating the heart rate pulse from video sequences containing...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 4, pp.1124-1135 (2014)
Repeatability of in vivo 3D lamina cribrosa microarchitecture using adaptive optics spectral domain optical coherence tomography
We demonstrate the repeatability of lamina cribrosa (LC) microarchitecture for in vivo 3D optical coherence...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 4, pp.1114-1123 (2014)
Motion-artifact-robust, polarization-resolved second-harmonic-generation microscopy based on rapid polarization switching with electro-optic Pockells cell and its application to in vivo visualization of collagen fiber orientation in human facial skin
Polarization-resolved second-harmonic-generation (PR-SHG) microscopy is a powerful tool for investigating...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 4, pp.1099-1113 (2014)
Spectral OCT with speckle contrast reduction for evaluation of the healing process after PRK and transepithelial PRK
We evaluate Spectral OCT (SOCT) with a speckle contrast reduction technique using resonant scanner for...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 4, pp.1089-1098 (2014)
Contact-free monitoring of circulation and perfusion dynamics based on the analysis of thermal imagery
Acute circulatory disorders are commonly associated with systemic inflammatory response (SIRS) and sepsis....
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 4, pp.1075-1089 (2014)
Multiple-object geometric deformable model for segmentation of macular OCT
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is the de facto standard imaging modality for ophthalmological assessment...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 4, pp.1062-1074 (2014)
Photonic integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometer with an on-chip reference arm for optical coherence tomography
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a noninvasive, three-dimensional imaging modality with several medical...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 4, pp.1050-1061 (2014)
Effect of temperature and fixation on the optical properties of atherosclerotic tissue: a validation study of an ex-vivo whole heart cadaveric model
Atherosclerotic plaque composition can be imaged using the optical attenuation coefficient derived from...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 4, pp.1038-1049 (2014)
Topics in Current Issue
Vol. 5, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2014 pp: 653–989
Call for Papers
|Topics in Biomedical Optics from OSA's BIOMED 2014 Conference|
|Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine and Surgery|
|Bio-Optics: Design and Application|
|Optical Trapping Applications|
|Novel Techniques in Microscopy|
|Optical Molecular Probes, Imaging, and Drug Delivery|
|Phantoms for the Performance Evaluation and Validation of Optical Medical Imaging Devices|
|Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine and Surgery|
|In vivo Microcirculation Imaging|
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OSA ISP is an image viewing application developed by OSA in cooperation with Kitware, Inc., and the National Library of Medicine. The software allows interactive viewing of a wide range of 2D and 3D image data formats including DICOM, TIFF, and JPEG images. Authors can use the tool to build custom views of image data that can be saved, integrated with peer-reviewed articles, and shared with readers through the OSA journals.
Questions about the OSA ISP software can be directed to ISPHelp@osa.org or (202) 416-1938.
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