Journal of Biomedical Optics

The Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO) publishes peer-reviewed papers on the use of modern optical technology for improved health care and biomedical research. Recent growth in the use of optics technology for biomedical research and health care has been explosive. New applications are made possible by emerging technologies in lasers, optoelectronic devices, fiber optics, physical and chemical sensors, and imaging, all of which are being applied to medical research, diagnostics, and therapy.

Publisher
SPIE
Website
http://spie.org/x866.xml
Impact factor
3.157 (2011)

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Biomedical technology

Tiny optical sensors could put an end to hospital bed sores

Tiny smart bed sensors embedded in hospital mattresses could put an end to painful and potentially life-threatening pressure sores, thanks to new technology developed by the University of South Australia.

Surgery

Optical sensing for orthopedic surgery

Knees and hips wear out. Backs and necks become unstable. Fortunately, orthopedic surgeons specialize in musculoskeletal repair. And surgeries that formerly required open exposure are now accomplished with minimally invasive ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lung model proves viability of spectroscopy technique

Take a nice, deep breath. Now imagine your lungs: Myriad airways like branches, each with tiny alveoli-like leaves. This alveolar structure is key to the absorption of oxygen and excretion of carbon dioxide that we call "breath." ...

Gastroenterology

A virtual ruler that estimates the size of colorectal polyps

Colorectal polyps—fleshy growths occurring in the lining of the colon or rectum—are an important risk factor for colorectal cancer. Colonoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure that doctors use to look for colorectal polyps ...

Radiology & Imaging

Medically savvy smartphone imaging systems

Based on inherent capabilities like built-in cameras, touchscreens and 3D sensing, as well wearable peripheral devices, custom interfaces for smartphones can yield portable, user-friendly biomedical imaging systems to guide ...

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