Journal of Biomedical Optics

Editor-in-Chief: Brian W. Pogue, Dartmouth College

The Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO) publishes peer-reviewed papers on the use of novel optical systems and techniques for improved health care and biomedical research.

Journal of Biomedical Optics

Hemodynamic signal changes during saliva and water swallowing: a near-infrared spectroscopy study

S. E. Kober and G. Wood

Elucidating the contribution of Rayleigh scattering to the bluish appearance of veins

S. R. Van Leeuwen and G. V. G. Baranoski

Tissue perfusion rate estimation with compression-based photoacoustic-ultrasound imaging

M. Choi, A. M. J. Shapiro, and R. Zemp

JBO to become a fully open access journal

JBO and its companion journal, Neurophotonics, will convert to full open access in January 2019

Special Section on Selected Topics in Biophotonics: Optogenetics and Label-Free Optical Spectroscopy

Guest Editors: Stefan Andersson-Engels and Peter E. Andersen

White Papers on Biophotonics

Guest Editor: David Sampson

February 2018


From the Journal of Biomedical Optics

Tutorial on photoacoustic tomography

Yong Zhou, Junjie Yao, Lihong V. Wang (2016) Open Access

Biophotonics: the big picture

Laura Marcu, Stephen A. Boppart, Mark R. Hutchinson, Jürgen Popp, Brian C. Wilson (2017) Open Access

Label-free optical imaging technologies for rapid translation and use during intraoperative surgical and tumor margin assessment

Stephen A. Boppart, et al. (2017) Open Access

Time-reversed ultrasonically encoded optical focusing through highly scattering ex vivo human cataractous lenses

Yan Liu, Yuecheng Shen, Haowen Ruan, Frank L. Brodie, Terence T. W. Wong, Changhuei Yang, Lihong V. Wang (2018) Open Access

Polarized light interaction with tissues

Valery V. Tuchin (2016) Open Access

Review of optical coherence tomography in oncology

Jianfeng Wang, Yang Xu, Stephen A. Boppart (2016) Open Access

Transmission versus reflectance spectroscopy for quantitation

Craig M. Gardner (2018) Open Access

In vivo imaging of human oral hard and soft tissues by polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography

Julia Walther, et al. (2017) Open Access

Clinical translation of handheld optical coherence tomography: practical considerations and recent advancements

Guillermo L. Monroy, Jungeun Won, Darold R. Spillman, Roshan Dsouza, Stephen A. Boppart (2017) Open Access

Review on near-infrared heptamethine cyanine dyes as theranostic agents for tumor imaging, targeting, and photodynamic therapy

Changhong Shi, Jason B. Wu, Dongfeng Pan (2016) Open Access

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