Journal of Medical Imaging • Open AccessWelcome to the Journal of Medical Imaging
I am extremely pleased to welcome you to the inaugural issue of the SPIE Journal of Medical Imaging (JMI). The medical imaging community, especially attendees of the SPIE Medical Imaging (MI) conference, have repeatedly voiced the need for a peer-reviewed avenue for the research they present at the conference. The over 1200 attendees to MI come from academia, industry, government labs, and medical institutions, with varying publication needs. Having both the proceedings of the conference and now this peer-reviewed Journal of Medical Imaging will fulfill these multiple needs, as well as introduce an effective mechanism for the dissemination and archiving of scientific research and developments in medical imaging from proceedings to peer-reviewed journal.