Recently, there has been an explosion of interest in imaging physiological processes in the lung in real time, and several notable advances have been made, which have been facilitated by new methodological approaches, novel microscopic and imaging technologies, as well as the development of genetically modified animal models that facilitate imaging approaches. The pressing need for further advances in the development or refinement of experimental approaches for the real-time assessment of lung structure and function, together with an explosion of interest in this area of pre-clinical and clinical pulmonary research, has prompted this Special Call for Papers on "Real-time Visualization of Lung Function: from Micro to Macro" from the American Journal of Physiology Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology.
All papers will be reviewed promptly, thoroughly, and fairly by members of the Editorial Board and guest reviewers who are recognized experts in this field. Accepted manuscripts will be published on line within two weeks after acceptance under a distinct heading and will receive special attention and handling. Only those papers not requiring extensive revision will be published under this Highlighted Topic.
The deadline for this Call for Papers is December 31, 2015
For more details see the editorial by Drs. Morty and Matalon (http://ajplung.physiology.org/content/early/2012/10/11/ajplung.00279.2012).