TMI Keywords

In ScholarOne Manuscripts (S1M), a user's expertise and the topic of a submitted manuscript are defined by two sets of specialty words — Keywords and Specialty/Area of Expertise. They are used by the editorial office to match a submitted manuscript with appropriate associate editor, and by associate editor to identify potential reviewers.

  • Keywords are pre-defined by the editorial board and are organized into three main categories. A complete list of these pre-defined keywords is shown below.
  • Specialty/Area of Expertise are free-text words that can be used further specify the topic of a manuscript or personal expertise.
  • Submitting authors: When submitting a new manuscript, you will be prompted to select keywords and specialty words associated with the manuscript. Please select at least one keyword from each of the three main categories. The specialty words are optional and they shall not overlap with the keywords.
  • Authors and reviewers: The keywords and area of expertise are part of your account profile that will be used for manuscript-reviewer matching. To update your account profile with keywords, please follow the steps below.

How do I update my keywords?

  1. Log onto S1M website for IEEE TMI at
  2. Click the orange arrow next to the 'Your name' link in the top-right corner.
  3. Select 'User ID & Password'.
  4. While you are there, please make sure your contact and affiliation information are up-to-date.
Updating your keywords

Complete list of keywords

Category 1: Imaging modalities

  • Angiographic imaging
  • Bioluminescence tomography
  • Molecular and cellular imaging
  • Diffusion weighted imaging
  • Electrophysical imaging
  • Electrical impedance tomography
  • Endoscopy
  • Fluorescence tomography
  • Functional imaging (e.g. fMRI)
  • Microscopy
  • Microwave
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Nuclear imaging (e.g. PET, SPECT)
  • Optical imaging/OCT/DOT
  • Optoacoustic/photoacoustic imaging
  • Perfusion imaging
  • Thermal imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • Viscoelasticity imaging
  • X-ray imaging and computed tomography

Category 2: Object of interest

  • Abdomen
  • Animal models and imaging
  • Bone
  • Brain
  • Breast
  • Cell
  • Cervix
  • Eye
  • Fetus
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Genome
  • Heart
  • Inner ear
  • Kidney
  • Liver
  • Lung
  • Muscle
  • Nerves
  • Prostate
  • Skin
  • Spine
  • Thyroid
  • Tooth
  • Vessels

Category 3: General methodology

  • Atlases
  • Biomechanical modeling
  • Blind source separation
  • Computer-aided detection and diagnosis
  • Compressive sensing
  • Connectivity analysis
  • CT physics
  • Data Mining
  • Dimensionality reduction
  • Evaluation and performance
  • Finite element modeling
  • fMRI analysis
  • Image acquisition
  • Image reconstruction - analytical methods
  • Image reconstruction - iterative methods
  • Image compression
  • Image enhancement/restoration(noise and artifact reduction)
  • Image-guided treatment
  • Image quality assessment
  • Integration of multiscale information
  • Inverse methods
  • Machine learning
  • Medical robotics
  • Motion compensation and analysis
  • MR physics
  • Multi-modality fusion
  • Neural network
  • Optimization
  • Parallel computing
  • Pattern recognition and classification
  • Population analysis
  • Probabilistic and statistical methods
  • Quantification and estimation
  • Registration
  • ROC analysis
  • Segmentation
  • Shape analysis
  • Stereoscopy
  • Surgical guidance/navigation
  • System design
  • Tissue modelling
  • Tracking (time series analysis)
  • Tractography
  • Validation
  • Visualization
  • Virtual/augmented reality