Marriott Marquis Houston
Houston, Texas, United States
10 - 15 February 2018
Conference MI101
Physics of Medical Imaging
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Abstract Due:
7 August 2017
Midnight all time zones

Author Notification:
9 October 2017

Manuscript Due Date:
15 January 2018
Midnight all time zones

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Conference Chairs
Program Committee
  • Shiva Abbaszadeh, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
  • Adam M. Alessio, Univ. of Washington (United States)
  • Andreu Badal, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (United States)
  • Kirsten Boedeker, Toshiba Medical Research Institute USA (United States)
  • Hilde Bosmans, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
  • Mini Das, Univ. of Houston (United States)
  • Mats E. Danielsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
  • Maria Drangova, Robarts Research Institute (Canada)
  • Rebecca Fahrig, Siemens Healthcare GmbH (Germany), Stanford Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
  • Thomas G. Flohr, Siemens Healthcare GmbH (Germany)
  • Stephen J. Glick, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (United States), Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School (United States)
  • Michael Grass, Philips Research (Germany)

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Call for
This conference will cover all aspects of image formation in medical imaging, including systems using ionizing radiation (x-rays, gamma rays) or non-ionizing techniques (ultrasound, optical, thermal, magnetic resonance, or magnetic particle imaging). Systems of interest include those producing projection, tomographic, volumetric, dynamic, or time resolved studies, along with systems using specialized approaches for depth or tissue discrimination. Papers of a theoretical nature or papers reporting new experimental results are invited. Topics of particular interest include experimental methods and results regarding image performance, image reconstruction, detector materials and electronic design, analytical and computer modeling of imaging systems, and novel methods for image formation including the physics of contrast media. The conference will cover predicted and measured system performance, including image noise and contrast, spatial and temporal resolution, and inherent artifacts. Work directed toward the imaging of human subjects, small animals, or tissue specimens are welcome. The conference will also cover dedicated approaches for various imaging tasks resulting from the above mentioned general imaging framework, like cardiovascular or neuroimaging tasks.

Original papers are especially requested in the following areas:

Imaging Science
  • Physics of signal detection, image formation and signal degradation
  • Object characterization and contrast mechanisms
  • Characterization of detector and system performance (MTF, NPS, DQE, task- and observer-based)
  • Novel medical imaging systems and methods including contrast media / nanoparticles
  • Properties of scintillating, photoconductive, or other sensor materials
  • Novel sources of radiation
  • Image reconstruction methods (e.g., for CT, tomosynthesis, SPECT and PET, optical imaging, MRI, etc.)
  • Multi-energy (spectral) x-ray and CT imaging
  • Computer simulation of imaging systems including models for radiation sources, imaged objects, physical interactions, and detectors
  • Phantoms (physical and numerical)
  • Photon counting
  • Proton based imaging
  • Radiation (e.g., optical) and signal transport
  • Radiation dose, dosimetry, and dose effects (risk), as well as possible stratification
  • Advanced multi-slice or cone beam CT systems
  • Advanced radiographic, fluoroscopic, or angiographic systems (including phase contrast and diffraction)
  • Non-ionizing radiation systems (ultrasound, MRI, optical, thermal, magnetic particle imaging)
  • Small animal imaging systems
  • Nuclear medical imaging methods
  • Multi-modality imaging devices
  • Low-cost imaging devices with global health applications
  • Cardiovascular imaging
  • Neuroimaging
  • Mammographic imaging
  • Interventional imaging
  • Imaging applications in therapy (e.g., radiation therapy, surgery, in-vivo verification)
  • Advanced applications (clinical, translational, preclinical, basic science, biomarkers)
  • Novel medical imaging for precision medicine applications

TOPIC AREAS: For this conference only
During the submission process, you will be asked to choose three different topics to assist in the review process.

  • ALG - Algorithmic developments, simulations, calibration, classification, etc. (for reconstruction use dedicated categories)
  • CARD - Cardiovascular imaging
  • CLIM - Clinical evaluation
  • CON - Physics of contrast enhancement using contrast media / nanoparticles
  • CT - All conventional and multi-energy CT topics (for cone beam use dedicated category)
  • CTCB - Cone beam CT
  • DET - Detector technology; scintillators, photoconductors, diodes, TFT
  • DIAG - Diagnostic imaging
  • DOSE - Radiation dose, dosimetry, and dose effects
  • IGI - Image guided interventions
  • IMG - Imaging methods including optical, MR, ultrasound, etc. (for x-ray, CT, or nuclear based methods use dedicated categories)
  • MAM - Imaging of the breast (any device)
  • METR - Measurement methods (MTF, NPS, DQE, eDQE, gDQE, Spectra, ...)
  • MULTI – Multi modality imaging
  • NEURO - Neuroimaging
  • NUC - Nuclear medical imaging innovations
  • ONC - Oncology
  • OTHER - Other methodology, systems or applications
  • PCI - Photon counting imaging
  • PER - Observer or perception-based performance evaluations of systems
  • PHS - Phase contrast imaging
  • PHT - Work involving development of phantoms or anatomical simulation models
  • PRI - Proton based imaging
  • RECON - Image reconstruction including CT, SPECT, PET, OCT and tomosynthesis
  • SMAX - Small animal or microscopic imaging
  • TSY - Tomosynthesis
  • XIM - X-ray imaging, x-ray sources, scatter reduction techniques
  • XME - Multi-energy radiography or mammography
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