Call for Papers – SPIE Medical Imaging 2011

Attend SPIE Medical Imaging 2011 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

This conference returns to the Coronado Springs Resort (Orlando area) in 2011. This rotation from West-to-East coast was planned to encourage and allow easier access for the European attendance.

Abstract Due Date: 2 August 2010

SPIE Medical Imaging is a multidisciplinary forum that seeks to advance medical imaging technologies: physics, image processing, CAD, visualization and modeling, PACS, perception, ultrasonic imaging, biomedical research, and more.

Papers will be accepted in theses areas:

Physics of Medical Imaging
Image Processing
Computer-Aided Diagnosis
Biomedical Applications in Imaging
Image Perception, Observer Performance, Technology Assessment
Advanced PACS-based Imaging Informatics
Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy
Visualization, Image-guided Procedures, Modeling

Plenary Speaker: Bill HendeeMedical College of Wisconsin (USA)

The Expanding Role of Physics and Engineering in Medical Imaging

Abstract: Physics and engineering have always been the foundation for medical imaging. With the growing complexity of imaging technologies, this foundation has grown in both breadth and depth, making the underlying physics and engineering more obscure to physicians and others responsible for the clinical use of the technologies. This is especially true in reconstruction imaging where the computation and display of medical images is separated from the acquisition of patient data. For this reason, physicists and engineers are needed who can validate the imaging process, including quantitative as well as qualitative information about patients. The role of these individuals is even more important in digital technologies employing ionizing radiation, because imaging procedures should yield essential information about the patient with the least possible radiation dose. As accreditation of “high tech” (CT, PET, MRI) imaging services gains momentum among healthcare payers, it is likely that a greater demand for physicists and engineers will arise. Finally, the evolution of imaging technologies and their applications, a traditional role for physicists and engineers, show no signs of abatement anytime in the foreseeable future.

Top reasons to present at Medical Imaging:
from past presenters

Exposure to a global network of researchers
Obtain feedback and advice
Disseminate research results to a wide audience
Hear an overview of other work
Develop ideas for future research


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