Special Issue on Spectral Imaging for Medical Diagnosis “Modern Tool for Molecular Imaging”

Submission Deadline: Feb. 10, 2015

Please click the link to know more about Manuscript Preparation: http://www.ajbls.org/submission

  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Issa Ibraheem
      Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Al-Andalus Private University for Medical Sciences, Tartus, Syria
  • Guest Editor
    • Aula Ammar
      School of Pharmacy, Tishreen University, Latakia, Syria
    • Zuheir Alshehabi
      School of Medicine, Tishreen University, Lattakia, Syria
    • Issa Ahmad
      School of Medicine, Tishreen University, Latakia, Syria
    • Hani Amasha
      Biomedical Eng Department, School of Biomedical Engineering, Damascus University, Damascus, Syria
  • Introduction

    The costs for the health systems - worldwide - explode and it seems that this problem will not be solved easily in the next time.

    Recent advances in sensor technology, calibration procedures, microscopy, hyper-spectral classification and post-processing together with a large and increasing number of outstanding research projects indicate the high potential of spectral imaging as an emerging technology.

    A new strategy depends on treating the causative agents instead of the treatment of the feature of disease.

    The future technology of terahertz using Spectral imaging sensors can acquire hyper-spectral images, images with an additional spectral dimension to the spatial information, providing not only the brightness (monochrome imaging = one channel) or color (RGB-imaging = 3 channels) but an individual spectrum for each pixel (10 up to 1000 bands). This allows acquiring images containing valuable information about the molecular or atomic compositions and structures of the observed materials.

    The spectral imaging combined with the fluorescence microscopy allows acquiring the fluorescent spectral fingerprint and morphological spatial information of small molecular and cell nuclei compositions. In this sense the trend in cancer cells diagnosis and stem cell research is to use the fluorescence spectral microscopy to determine the significant spectral information (Fingerprint of each component) to find the relevant information that can be used in building the modern strategy in therapy of illnesses.

    Applications range from material inspection, analysis and classification tasks to medical diagnosis. Thus, spectral imaging opens a wide field of applications for scientists and engineers in medicine, agriculture, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, recycling, chemistry, forensic medicine and military fields.

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ajbls.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.