Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology

Clinical Applications of Diagnosis and Therapeutics

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32, 6 issues

Latest issue

32:3 online 31 May 2024

Next issue

32:4 scheduled for July 2024

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From volume 1, 1989

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Aims & Scope

The Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology is an international journal designed for the diverse community (biomedical, industrial and academic) of users and developers of novel x-ray imaging techniques. The purpose of the journal is to provide clear and full coverage of new developments and applications in the field. Areas such as x-ray microlithography, x-ray astronomy and medical x-ray imaging as well as new technologies arising from fields traditionally considered unrelated to x rays (semiconductor processing, accelerator technology, ionizing and non-ionizing medical diagnostic and therapeutic modalities, etc.) present opportunities for research that can meet new challenges as they arise. Research areas within the scope of the journal include:

  • Interaction of x-rays with matter: x-ray phenomena, biological effects of radiation, radiation safety and optical constants
  • X-ray sources: x-rays from synchrotrons, x-ray lasers, plasmas, and other sources, conventional or unconventional
  • Optical elements: grazing incidence optics, multilayer mirrors, zone plates, gratings, other diffraction optics
  • Optical instruments: interferometers, spectrometers, microscopes, telescopes, microprobes
  • Detectors: CCD arrays, position-sensitive detectors, flat panel detectors and display devices, scintillators
  • Medical Imaging Modalities: Analog and digital radiography, X-ray computed tomography, radionuclide imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, optical and other medical imaging modalities
  • X-ray imaging techniques and signal processing: coded imaging, tomography, holography, medical image processing and computer aided diagnosis (CAD)
  • Applications: analytical, nondestructive testing, microelectronics, biological/medical diagnosis and treatment, x-ray astronomy, materials and surface science
  • Related topics and future trends

Editorial Board


Changqing Li
Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Merced
Merced, CA, USA

Associate Editor

David D. Allred
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Brigham Young University
Provo, UT, USA

Founding Editors

Larry V. Knight

Hong Liu

Former Editors-in-Chief

Larry V. Knight

Hong Liu

Wei R. Chen

Bin Zheng

Editorial Board

Guohua Cao
School of Biomedical Engineering
ShanghaiTech University
Shanghai, China

Wei R. Chen
Department of Engineering and Physics, University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, OK, USA

Yile Fang
Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA, USA

Yu Gan
School of Biomedical Engineering
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ, USA

Yongshuai Ge
Shenzhen advanced Technology Institute
Shenzhen, China

Barjor Gimi
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH, USA

Kuang Gong
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida
Gainesville, FL, USA

Yiping Guo
School of Pharmacy
Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chengdu, China

Qiu Huang
School of Biomedical Engineering
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai, China

Andrzej (andy) Krol
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Fayetteville, NY, USA

Seung Wook Lee
Pusan National University
Busan, South Korea

Chen Li
Biomedical Engineering, Northeastern University, China
Shenyang, China

Liang Li
Department of engineering physics
Tsinghua University
Beijing, China

Lihong Li
City University of New York
Staten Island, NY, USA

Jie Tian
Institute of Automation Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing, China

Ge Wang
Biomedical Imaging Cluster, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY, USA

Weiwen Wu
School of Biomedical Engineering
Sun Yat-sen University
Guangzhou, China

Liangzhong Xiang
Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA, USA

Kai Yang
Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA, USA

Zhen Yuan
Faculty of Health Sciences/Centre for Cognitive and Brain Sciences
University of Macau
Macau, China

Jian Zhou
Cannon Medical Research USA Inc.

Caigang Zhu
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Kentucky University
Lexington, KY, USA

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    In 2016, a press release was issued on Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology, Volume 24, Issue 5. View Press Release about Special Issue on Multimedia Presentation Assisted Clinical Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment.

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