Significant progress and growth in ultrasound imaging techniques can be seen. Transmitting high-frequency acoustic wave into tissues and receiving echoes allows reconstructions of ultrasound images for examinations of internal structures. Ultrasound imaging provides an opportunity not only to diagnose disease but also to play a role of image-guided tool to support target treatment to diseases. From the development of new procedures and techniques to new devices, ultrasound imaging is continuing to contribute a major impact in clinical diagnosis and intervention. Clinical physicians and technicians can deliver treatment while synchronously using ultrasound images to ensure proper targeting. Since the research in ultrasound imaging and guided therapy is still engaged in the search of methods to improve diagnosis and performance of image-guided therapy for critical diseases, I solicit your contribution to this Special Issue of the Journal, devoting to the use of ultrasound in imaging and characterizing tissues as an intervention strategy for treatment planning.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Ultrasound tissue characterization
- Ultrasound imaging processing
- Ultrasound-guided therapy
- Therapeutic ultrasound
- Interventional ultrasound imaging
Before submission authors should carefully read the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://qims.amegroups.com/public/system/qims/qims-instruction-for-authors.pdf
Prospective authors should submit their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://qims.amegroups.com/login?source=%2Fauthor%2Fsubmit according to the following timetable:
Manuscript Due: June 30, 2019
Publication Date: August 1, 2019
alternatively, manuscript files can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org via e-mail.
Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery (QIMS, Print ISSN 2223-4292; Online ISSN 2223-4306) is indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, Google Scholar, Scopus (CiteScore 2017=1.54), and SCI-Web of Science (IF 2017=2.231). Expected IF (to be released in June 2019) >3.
All invited papers are free of publication charges. Submitted articles are subject to peer-review before final acceptance.
Chih-Kuang Yeh, PhD
Professor, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Po-Hsiang Tsui, PhD
Professor, Chang Gung University, Taiwan
Kuen-Cheh Yang, MD, PHD
Assistant Professor, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan