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

Topography and refractometry of sperm cells using spatial light interference microscopy

Lina Liu et al.

Processing methods for photoacoustic Doppler flowmetry with a clinical ultrasound scanner

Thore M. Bücking et al.

Challenges and opportunities in clinical translation of biomedical optical spectroscopy and imaging

Brian C. Wilson et al.

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

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

Special Section on Topical Problems of Biophotonics: from Optical Bioimaging to Clinical Biophotonics

Guest Editors: Mikhail Kirillin, Kirill Larin, Ilya Turchin, and Valery Tuchin

JBO to become a fully open access journal

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

March 2018


From the Journal of Biomedical Optics

Tutorial on photoacoustic tomography

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

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

Spencer R. Van Leeuwen, Gladimir V. G. Baranoski (20186) Open Access

Polarized light interaction with tissues

Valery V. Tuchin (2016) 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

Clearing of fixed tissue: a review from a microscopist’s perspective

Ludovico Silvestri, Irene Costantini, Leonardo Sacconi, Francesco Saverio Pavone (2016) 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

Review of fluorescence guided surgery systems: identification of key performance capabilities beyond indocyanine green imaging

Alisha V. DSouza, Huiyun Lin, Eric R. Henderson, Kimberley S. Samkoe, Brian W. Pogue (2016) Open Access

Biophotonics: the big picture

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

Performance comparison of the MOXY and PortaMon near-infrared spectroscopy muscle oximeters at rest and during exercise

Chris J. McManus, Jay Collison, Chris E. Cooper (2018) 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

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