Spectral Imaging

NIR OCT has potential for skin cancer detection

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has been used to non-invasively map out the network of tiny blood vessels beneath the outer layer of patients’ skin, potentially revealing signs of disease. The researchers tested their system on a range of different skin conditions, including two cases of basal cell carcinoma. Compared to healthy skin, the network of vessels supplying blood to the tested lesions showed significantly altered patterns.

Gordon F. Kirkbright Bursary Award 2013

Applications are invited for the 2013 Gordon Kirkbright Bursary, a prestigious annual award that enables a promising student/non-tenured young scientist of any nation to attend a recognised scientific meeting or visit a place of learning.

NIR Products at Pittcon 2012

Smaller instrumentation was very much a key trend at Pittcon 2012. This was seen throughout the range of analytical techniques, with compact mass spectrometers, NMRs, ESRs, UV/vis, mid-IR as well as NIR spectrometers. Indeed, the first two instruments featured claim to be the world’s smallest NIR and FT-NIR, respectively.

Special Issue of JNIRS on NIR Imaging

JNIRS—Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy is preparing a Special Issue on NIR Imaging. The issue is being Edited by Professors Marena Manley and Gerry Downey, and is due for publication in mid-2012.

JNIRS Impact Factor Increases to 1.57

JNIRS—Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy's Impact Factor has increased to 1.57 in the 2010 figures just released.

The Publishers and Editors recognise the importance of Impact Factor to many authors and will continue to work to increase it whilst ensuring that JNIRS remains the vehicle for publication of the NIR community's research.

Papers for JNIRS can be submitted via our online manuscript submission and tracking system at

IM Publications Sponsors Whispers 2011

Whispers 2011

IM Publications is pleased to sponsor Whispers 2011—for people involved in hyperspectral data processing.


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