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International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology
International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology


Special Issue on: "4D Medical Imaging and 4D Radiation Therapy"

Guest Editors:
Yulin Song, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Assoc. Professor Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

This special issue presents a collection of manuscripts that discuss novel and innovative applications of 4D medical imaging in radiation oncology, called 4D radiation therapy. It focuses on critical issues pertaining to 4D medical imaging, including time-resolved volumetric CT, MRI, MRSI, PET, PET/CT, and SPECT imaging and other emerging imaging modalities. Particular emphasis will be put on novel and unique applications of these 4D imaging modalities in 4D radiation therapy, including 4D simulation, 4D treatment planning, 4D pre-treatment verification, and 4D treatment delivery.

Subject Coverage
This includes but is not limited to the following topics:
  • 4D computed tomography (CT)
  • 4D multi-detector-row CT (MDCT)
  • 4D cone-beam CT (CBCT)
  • 4D Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • 4D magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI)
  • 4D positron emission tomography (PET)
  • 4D single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)
  • 4D PET/CT
  • 4D ultrasound (US)
  • Other emerging imaging modalities
  • 4D image reconstruction
  • 4D image enhancement, registration, segmentation, and visualization
  • 4D radiation therapy simulation
  • 4D treatment planning
  • 4D pre-treatment verification
  • 4D treatment delivery

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: 15 November 2007 20 February 2008 (Extended deadline)

Review results and notification: 15 December 2007

Submission of Revised Papers: 15 January 2008

Final Acceptance of Papers: 10 February 2008