Scope

TomographyTM publishes basic (technical and pre-clinical) and clinical scientific articles which involve the advancement of imaging technologies. Tomography encompasses studies that use single or multiple imaging modalities including for example CT, US, PET, SPECT, MR and hyperpolarization technologies, as well as optical modalities (i.e. bioluminescence, photoacoustic, endomicroscopy, fiber optic imaging and optical computed tomography) in basic sciences, engineering, preclinical and clinical medicine.

Tomography also welcomes studies involving exploration and refinement of contrast mechanisms and image-derived metrics within and across modalities toward the development of novel imaging probes for image-based feedback and intervention. The use of imaging in biology and medicine provides unparalleled opportunities to noninvasively interrogate tissues to obtain real-time dynamic and quantitative information required for diagnosis and response to interventions and to follow evolving pathological conditions. As multi-modal studies and the complexities of imaging technologies themselves are ever increasing to provide advanced information to scientists and clinicians.

Tomography provides a unique publication venue allowing investigators the opportunity to more precisely communicate integrated findings related to the diverse and heterogeneous features associated with underlying anatomical, physiological, functional, metabolic and molecular genetic activities of normal and diseased tissue. Thus Tomography publishes peer-reviewed articles which involve the broad use of imaging of any tissue and disease type including both preclinical and clinical investigations. In addition, hardware/software along with chemical and molecular probe advances are welcome as they are deemed to significantly contribute towards the long-term goal of improving the overall impact of imaging on scientific and clinical discovery.

Tomography provides a comprehensive venue for integration of imaging modalities to address biologically important and clinically relevant questions in order to facilitate more rapid and seamless scientific and clinical advancements.

Tomography seeks to help the scientific community by integrating the traditional narrowly focused “siloes” of imaging technologies in an effort to provide a low-resistance conduit bridging disciplines to promote integrated scientific advancements.

Tomography believes that through the analysis of simultaneous multidimensional (e.g. content, space and time) and multivariate computational data extraction of features will support the unique identification of different pathologic tissue phenotypes needed for advancing clinical imaging. Types of articles include regular Research Articles, Brief Reports, Reviews, Image Reports and Consensus Papers sponsored from national meetings or government funding agencies.