Journal of Spectroscopy

Recent Advances in Optical Spectroscopic and Imaging Methods for Medicine and Biology


Lead Editor

1University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA

2Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China

3University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil

4University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada

Recent Advances in Optical Spectroscopic and Imaging Methods for Medicine and Biology


As a conventional, low cost, and highly sensitive approach for specifying the basic optical properties in biological tissues such as absorption, scattering, fluorescence, reflection, refraction, and anisotropy, optical spectroscopy has been attracting the attention of clinicians and biologists over recent years. The capabilities of light to penetrate, disperse, interact, and escape out of a turbid medium permit therapeutic evaluation of biological tissue in various ways. Moreover, the utilizations of advanced techniques, such as dynamic scattering, Raman scattering, resonance, coherence, diffraction, and tomographic/imaging methods have created the possibility for differentiating healthy and diseased tissues with a wide range of targets.

To promote the latest advances in exploring spectroscopic and tomographic/imaging methods for probing biological tissues, we invite the submission of original research or review articles to this special issue. The articles would report new principles, technologies, data analysis approaches, or applications of optical spectroscopy and its derived tomography/imaging for use in medicine and biology.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Optical absorption spectroscopy
  • Optical emission spectroscopy
  • Elastic scattering spectroscopy
  • Near infrared spectroscopy (reflectance or transmittance)
  • Diffuse optical imaging
  • Vibration spectroscopy (infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy and microscopy)
  • Optical coherent spectroscopy and tomography
  • Nonlinear optical spectroscopy
  • Fluorescence spectroscopy and tomography
  • Photoacoustic spectroscopy and tomography
  • Photon correlation spectroscopy (fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, diffuse correlation spectroscopy, and photon cross-correlation spectroscopy)
  • Optical resonance spectroscopy
  • Phase conjugation spectroscopy
  • Laser diffraction spectroscopy


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4095790
  • - Editorial

Recent Advances in Optical Spectroscopic and Imaging Methods for Medicine and Biology

Yu Shang | Zhiyu Qian | ... | Mathieu Dehaes
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8205479
  • - Research Article

Influence of Lead on the Interpretation of Bone Samples with Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

Abdolhamed Shahedi | Esmaeil Eslami | Mohammad Reza Nourani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1596845
  • - Research Article

Discrimination of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma from Noncancerous Ex Vivo Tissue Using Reflectance Spectroscopy

Zhihong Xu | Wei Huang | ... | Liqing Sun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5958236
  • - Research Article

Spatial Spectroscopy Approach for Detection of Internal Defect of Component without Zero-Position Sensors

Qizhou Wu | Yong Jin | ... | Zhaoqian Xiao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1947613
  • - Review Article

Prospects on Time-Domain Diffuse Optical Tomography Based on Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting for Small Animal Imaging

Yves Bérubé-Lauzière | Matteo Crotti | ... | Ivan Rech
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 937403
  • - Research Article

High-Speed Target Identification System Based on the Plume’s Spectral Distribution

Wenjie Lang | Guoguang Chen | ... | Changfan Xin
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