Special Issues

Diagnostics runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Diagnosis and Management of HIV Infection submission deadline 20 Jan 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 5844
Keywords: HIV-1; HIV-2; HIV testing; HIV-RNA; HIV-DNA; HIV viral load; genotypic resistance test; phenotypic resistance test; antiretroviral therapy; opportunistic infections; non-AIDS-related comorbidities
(This special issue belongs to the Section Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease)
Fecal Immunochemical Test: Colorectal Cancer Screening and Beyond
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submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1956
Keywords: fecal immunochemical test; colorectal cancer screening; colorectal cancer diagnosis; surveillance after adenoma resection; risk stratification
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Thoracic Aortic Disease: From Bench to Bedside
edited by Stefano Nistri, and Guglielmina Pepe
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | Viewed by 338
Keywords: aneurysm; aorta; thoracic; aortic aneurysm; aortic dissection; aortic ulcer; aortic wall; athletes; bicuspid aortic valve; cardiac surgical indications; computed tomography; coronary angiography; diagnostic imaging; echocardiography/ultrasound; exome sequencing; familial; aortic aneurysm; first-degree relatives; gene; genetic; genome-wide; growth/dilation rate; histopathology; intramural hematoma; linkage analysis; magnetic resonance; mutation; natural history; next-generation sequencing; non-syndromic aortic aneurysm/dissecting; normalcy; pedigree; relatives; screening; screening aortic aneurysm; siblings; sporadic thoracic aorta; syndromic aortic aneurysm; trans-thoracic; transesophageal; whole exome; whole genome; X-ray
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Biofilm Bacteria Diagnostics in Managing Chronic Infections
edited by James Bowen Stiehl
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 602
Keywords: Biofilm; Molecular diagnostics; Autofluorescence imaging; Chronic imaging
(This special issue belongs to the Section Point-of-Care Diagnostics and Devices)
Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Management of Atrial Fibrillation
edited by Vasileios Vassilikos
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 996
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
MR Imaging of Pediatric Brain Diseases and Injury
edited by and
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | Viewed by 283
Keywords: pediatric brain diseases; diagnoses; brain development; noninvasive imaging; magnetic resonance
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Imaging)
Advances in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology 2.0 submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1808
Keywords: Pediatric brain tumors; Medulloblastoma; Low-grade glioma; High-grade glioma; Craniopharyngioma; Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma; Ependymoma; Rare brain tumors; Secondary malignancies of the brain; Neurosurgery; Intraoperative imaging; Simulation; Quality of life
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
SARS-CoV-2 Identification by Diagnostic/Medical Laboratory: Methods, Statistics, Interesting Cases
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submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 23 articles | Viewed by 14845
(This special issue belongs to the Section Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease)
Chronic Fatigue-Spectrum Disorders in the Era of COVID-19
edited by François-Jérôme Authier and Jean-Dominiqu De Korwin
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | Viewed by 213
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Pediatric Orthopedics: What Is on the Horizon?
edited by Laura Ruzzini
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1802
Keywords: Pediatric disease; Congenital hip dysplasia; Flatfoot; Limb malalignment; Limb length discrepancy; Scoliosis; Slipped capital femoral epiphysis; Osteochondroses
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Gastric Cancer: Diagnosis and Management
edited by Takayuki Ando and Ayumu Hosokawa
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | Viewed by 240
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Advances in Photon Counting Detector Imaging
edited by Hatem Alkadhi
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2721
Keywords: photon counting detector; computed tomography; spectral imaging; radiation dose; image quality; contrast media
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Imaging)
Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCTA) as a New Diagnostic Tool in Ocular and Systemic Diseases
edited by Daniela Bacherini, Stanislao Rizzo and Fabrizio Giansanti
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 5293
Keywords: Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography  ; non-invasive retinal imaging  ; biomarkers
(This special issue belongs to the Section Optical Diagnostics)
Advances in Biomarkers for Stroke
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submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 752
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, Development and Treatment
edited by and Federico Pacei
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 673
Keywords: Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy; Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy Related Inflammation; cortical siderosis; cerebral hemorrhage; stroke; microbleeds; cognitive decline
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Pediatric Liver Diseases
edited by Susan M. Gilmour and
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4325
Keywords: liver; metabolism; cholangiopathy; cholestasis; radiology; pathology; therapy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of Psychosis
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submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | Viewed by 340
Keywords: Neuro-imaging; Machine learning; Bio-markers; Psychopharmacology; Psychosis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Future Trends in Radioisotope-Based Imaging
edited by Martin Alexander Walter, Rebecca Dumont and Pablo Jane
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3408
Keywords: positron emission tomography (PET); PET radiomics; hybrid imaging; radiopharmaceuticals
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Imaging)
Diagnostic Value of Muscle Biopsies submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | Viewed by 196
Keywords: muscle; muscle biopsy; neuromuscular; diagnosis; myopathy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Anterior-Segment Optical Coherence Tomography as a Diagnostics Tool
edited by and
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2045
Keywords: anterior-segment optical coherence tomography; cornea; crystalline lens; iridocorneal angle
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Imaging)
Image-Based Diagnostics and Radiometabolic Therapy of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 5505
Keywords: differentiated thyroid cancer; neck ultrasound; diagnostic radioiodine scan; 131I-SPECT/CT; FDG-PET/CT; computed tomography; MRI; PET/MRI; tetrafluoroborate; 131I-iodine therapy; dosimetry; theranostics; thyroglobulin; radiomics; personalized medicine
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Imaging)
Oral Diseases: Anatomy and Clinical Diagnosis
edited by Tatsuo Okui
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1814
Keywords: oral anatomy; head and neck anatomy; head and neck imaging; oral disease; head and neck surgery
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Multimodal Optical Diagnostics of Glycated Biological Tissues
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submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1068
Keywords: glycation  ; diabetes mellitus; biomedical photonics  ; multimodal optical diagnostics  ; spectroscopy  ; optical imaging
(This special issue belongs to the Section Optical Diagnostics)
Medical Imaging: Current Status and Perspectives of PET
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submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | Viewed by 257
Keywords: radiomics; deep learning; quantitative; interim PET; silicon photomultiplier; COVID-19
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Imaging)
Innovative Diagnostics Tools in Physiotherapy: from the Laboratory to the Clinical Setting 2.0 submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 2012
Keywords: innovative diagnostic tools; physical therapy diagnosis; diagnosis in clinical settings; biopsychosocial model evaluation tools
(This special issue belongs to the Section Point-of-Care Diagnostics and Devices)
Diagnostic, Prognostic and Predictive Markers in Pediatric Cancer
edited by Ewa Bien and Janina Baranowska-Kortylewicz
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1853
Keywords: Malignant solid tumors; Soft tissue sarcomas; Central nervous system tumors; Melanoma; Very rare tumors; Children and adolescents
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Peripheral Arterial Disease: Diagnosis, Treatment and Follow-Up
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submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2429
Keywords: peripheral arterial disease; chronic limb-threatening ischemia; ischemic ulcers; endovascular treatment; percutaneous transluminal angioplasty; duplex ultrasound; stents; restenosis; patency; infrapopliteal; femoropopliteal
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Legionella: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Typing submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 804
Keywords: Legionnaires' disease; Outbreak investigation; Diagnosis; Real-time PCR; Legionella typing; cgMLST and wgMLST
(This special issue belongs to the Section Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease)
Novel Approaches in Oncologic Imaging
edited by and
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 12 articles | Viewed by 6401
Keywords: oncologic imaging; CT and MRI; hybrid imaging; imaging biomarkers; ultrasound; vascularization and microperfusion; liver cancer; economic aspects in medical imaging; artificial intelligence
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Imaging)
Lyme Disease: Companion Diagnostics and Precision Medicine submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3104
Keywords: Lyme disease; Borrelia burgdorferi; tick-borne coinfections; persistent infection; companion diagnostics; precision medicine
(This special issue belongs to the Section Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease)
Issue in IBD and Celiac Disease in Immune Checkpoint Drugs Era
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submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 733
Keywords: Immunotherapy; Immunomodulator drugs; Immune-checkpoint inhibitors; IBD; Celiac disease; Gastrointestinal side effects
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Temporomandibular Joint Diseases: Diagnosis and Management submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 12 articles | Viewed by 11822
Keywords: Temporomandibular joint; Temporomandibular disease; Inflammation; Occlusion
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Knee Osteoarthritis: Current Challenges in Diagnosis and Management
edited by and Massimiliano Mangone
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 893
Keywords: Osteoarthritis; Physiatry; Musculoskeletal ultrasound; Musculoskeletal imaging; Movement analysis; Interventional physiatry; Telemedicine; Algology; Hyaluronic acid
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in the New Trends of Non-invasive Biomarkers
edited by Ricardo Teresa Ribeiro and
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1074
Keywords: Radiomics; Deep Learning; Artificial Intelligence; Medical Imaging; Noninvasive Biomarkers; Screening; Precision medicine; Neuroimaging; Breast and thyroid; Gastroenterology and hepatology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Diagnostics)
Fusion Imaging and Navigation for Percutaneous Ablation submission deadline 18 Feb 2022 | Viewed by 197
Keywords: fusion imaging; navigation systems; ablation; planning; guidance
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Imaging)
Advancements in Colonoscopy
edited by and Ervin Toth
submission deadline 25 Feb 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1025
Keywords: colonoscopy; colonic examination; colon cancer; endoscopes; digital chromoendoscopy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Optical Diagnostics)
Intelligent Data Analysis for Medical Diagnosis
edited by , Haider Raza and Honghan Wu
submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 2802
Keywords: medical diagnosis; healthcare informatics; electronic health records; machine learning; deep learning; big data analytics; predictive modelling in healthcare; omics data; imaging data; sensor data; clinical notes; natural language processing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Diagnostics)
Diagnosis and Treatment of Shoulder and Elbow Disease and Trauma
edited by and
submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 9816
Keywords: Frozen shoulder; Rotator cuff disease; Shoulder and elbow arthritis; Shoulder dislocation and fracture; Elbow dislocation and fracture; Ultrasonography of shoulder and elbow; Rehabilitation of shoulder and elbow
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Translational Research on Muscle and Mobility Medicine
edited by , , Hans Hoppeler and Shantanu Sinha
submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2323
Keywords: Improved functional diagnostic techniques; Next-generation clinical imaging and data-base analyses; Multigene panels for biomarker testing and next-generation sequencing  ; High-yielding detection in scarce muscle samples; Pilot translational studies in small and large animals; Relevant case reports
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Molecular Diagnostics of Brain Tumours
edited by Marta Mellai and
submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1898
Keywords: Atypical and anaplastic meningioma; Molecular pathogenesis; Biomarkers; Imaging techniques; Therapeutics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Diagnosis of Malaria and Tropical Infections: Current Status and Recent Advances
edited by
submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | Viewed by 202
(This special issue belongs to the Section Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease)
Diagnosis and Management of Pelvic Venous Diseases
edited by
submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 309
Keywords: Pelvic venous disorders; Varicocele; Pelvic congestion syndrome; Varicose vein; Chronic venous insufficiency; Imaging; Ultrasound; Interventional radiology; Embolization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Imaging)
Tissue Spatially Resolved Molecular Profiling for Personalized Oncology
edited by Lance A. Liotta, Emanuel F. Petricoin and Alessandra Luchini
submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 408
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration (EUS-FNA)
edited by Susumu Hijioka
submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 624
Keywords: EUS-FNB; endoscopic ultrasound; genomic panel diagnosis; precision medicine; pancreatic cancer; molecular oncology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Imaging)
Advances in Clinical and Molecular Diagnostics of Meningiomas
edited by Katharina Hess and Charlotte Flüh
submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | Viewed by 198
Keywords: atypical and anaplastic meningioma; reccurrence rate; clinical management of patients with meningioma; molecular biomarkers; imaging techniques; therapeutics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Diagnostics of Thyroid Diseases: Advances and Perspectives
edited by , Massimo Bongiovanni and Petra Petranović Ovčariček
submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1162
Keywords: thyroid diseases; ultrasound and cross-sectional radiology; nuclear medicine and molecular imaging; pathology and molecular pathology; circulating tumor markers; liquid biopsy; radiomics and predictive imaging
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Computer Aided Diagnosis in Orthopaedics submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 3189
Keywords: Computer aided diagnosis; Artificial intelligence; Computer vision; Computer assisted orthopaedic surgery; Computer surgical planning; Navigation surgery; Musculoskeletal radiology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Diagnostics)
Artificial Intelligence Approaches for Medical Diagnostics in Korea
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submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | 13 articles | Viewed by 8092
Keywords: Artificial intelligence; Biosensors and biochips; Clinical medicine; Diagnostics; Knowledge Engineering; Diagnostic robotics; Machine learning; Precision medicine
(This special issue belongs to the Section Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Diagnostics)
New Assays in the Diagnosis of Coagulation Protein Disorders
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submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2216
Keywords: bleeding; thrombosis; new coagulation assays; diagnosis; rare diseases; platelet activation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)
Device-Assisted Enteroscopy: An Update on Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approaches
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submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 644
Keywords: Device-assisted enteroscopy; Expanded indication; Diagnostic yield; Clinical impact; Therapeutic intervention; Safety; New enteroscopes
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Imaging)
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