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
2013 Impact Factor: 3.497
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Preparation of a skin equivalent phantom with interior micron-scale vessel structures for optical imaging experiments
A popular alternative of preparing multilayer or microfluidic chip based phantoms could have helped to...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 9, pp.3140-3149 (2014)
Ambiguity of mapping the relative phase of blood pulsations
Blood pulsation imaging (BPI) is a non-invasive optical method based on photoplethysmography (PPG). It is...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 9, pp.3123-3139 (2014)
Multimodal nonlinear optical microscopic imaging provides new insights into acetowhitening mechanisms in live mammalian cells without labeling
We developed a multimodal nonlinear optical microscopy imaging (e.g., third-harmonic generation (THG) and...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 9, pp.3116-3122 (2014)
Sensitivity of MRI-guided near-infrared spectroscopy clinical breast exam data and its impact on diagnostic performance
In this study, data from breast MRI-guided near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) exams delivered to 44 patients...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 9, pp.3103-3115 (2014)
Three-dimensional optical coherence micro-elastography of skeletal muscle tissue
In many muscle pathologies, impairment of skeletal muscle function is closely linked to changes in the...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 9, pp.3090-3102 (2014)
Time-resolved fluorescence lifetime for cutaneous melanoma detection
Melanoma is the most aggressive skin cancer type. It is characterized by pigmented lesions with high tissue...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 9, pp.3080-3089 (2014)
Design of miniaturized illumination for transvaginal co-registered photoacoustic and ultrasound imaging
A novel lens-array based illumination design for a compact co-registered photoacoustic/ultrasound...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 9, pp.3074-3079 (2014)
Non-common path aberration correction in an adaptive optics scanning ophthalmoscope
The correction of non-common path aberrations (NCPAs) between the imaging and wavefront sensing channel in a...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 9, pp.3059-3073 (2014)
A low-cost photoacoustic microscopy system with a laser diode excitation
Photoacoustic microscopy (PAM) is capable of mapping microvasculature networks in biological tissue and has...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 9, pp.3053-3058 (2014)
Photoacoustic and ultrasound imaging using dual contrast perfluorocarbon nanodroplets triggered by laser pulses at 1064 nm
Recently, a dual photoacoustic and ultrasound contrast agent—named photoacoustic...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 9, pp.3042-3052 (2014)
Compact optical integration instrument to measure intraocular straylight
Optical measurement of straylight in the human eye is a challenging task. Issues such as illumination...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 9, pp.3036-3041 (2014)
Quantitative comparison of analysis methods for spectroscopic optical coherence tomography: reply to comment
We reply to the comment by Kraszewski et al on “Quantitative comparison of analysis methods for...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 9, pp.3034-3035 (2014)
Quantitative comparison of analysis methods for spectroscopic optical coherence tomography: comment
In a recent paper by Bosschaart et al. [Biomed. Opt. Express 4, 2570 (2013)] various...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 9, pp.3023-3033 (2014)
Topics in Current Issue
Vol. 5, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2014 pp: 2458–2869
|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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