Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Orlando, Florida, United States
11 - 16 February 2017
Technical Events
Workshop: Virtual Clinical Trials for Breast Imaging
Date: Sunday 12 February 2017
Time: 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Location: Oceans 2
WK 3 Technical Workshop: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment (Conference 10136)

Virtual Clinical Trials for Breast Imaging

The workshop on Virtual Clinical Trials (VCT) will examine ongoing efforts and challenges in developing computational tools that may be able to support clinical trials. We will address outstanding questions with a focus on breast imaging applications. The panel will examine topics such as phantom and task realism (to emulate an ensemble of patients), the need for rigorous imaging physics tools, reliable and computationally efficient mathematical model observers, industry and FDA perspective. Speakers will address how they incorporate various aspects of perception in the VCT simulation chain. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and time for questions from the audience.

Speakers and Panelists:
Mini Das, Univ. of Houston (United States) - Introduction and Open Challenges in VCT
Stephen J. Glick, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (United States) - Advances in Phantom Models
Kenneth C. Young, Royal Surrey County Hospital (United Kingdom) - Optimam and Update from Europe
Howard C. Gifford, Univ. of Houston (United States) - Toward Computationally Efficient Model Observers
Thomas Mertelmeier, Siemens (Germany) - Industry Perspective on VCT
Kyle J. Myers, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (United States - FDA Perspective
Workshop: Deep Learning in Medical Image Analysis
Date: Sunday 12 February 2017
Time: 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Location: Oceans 4
WK 5 Technical Workshop: Image Processing (Conference 10133)

Deep Learning in Medical Image Analysis

Deep learning is increasingly used in medical image analysis and often outperforms other machine learning approaches. However, new methodologies are always accompanied by new challenges and often require a new perspective on existing problems. This workshop is intended for researchers at the beginner and intermediate level who want to start using or intensify the usage of deep learning in their research.

The workshop will introduce basic concepts as well as recent developments with a special focus on their application in medical image analysis. The lectures will include practical tips such as common pitfalls and an overview of popular software frameworks and hardware setups. Next to theoretical lectures, concrete applications will be demonstrated and there will be room for questions and discussions.

Speakers and Panelists:

    Moderators:
  • Mads Nielsen, Univ. of Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Ivana Išgum, Univ. Medical Ctr. Utrecht (Netherlands)
    Panelists:
  • Nikolas Lessmann, Univ. Medical Ctr. Utrecht (Netherlands)
  • Akshay Pai, Univ. of Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Bob D. deVos, Univ. Medical Ctr. Utrecht (Netherlands)
  • Jelmer M. Wolterink, Univ. Medical Ctr. Utrecht (Netherlands)
Sunday/Monday Poster Session
Date: Monday 13 February 2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Oceans Ballroom
Two poster sessions are scheduled. See Poster Presentation Guidelines for additional information.

Poster authors are required to:
  • Display the poster early on the first day of your session
  • Attend the Poster Session to answer questions.

Sunday/Monday Poster Session

Poster presentations from the Image Processing; Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment; Biomedical Applications in Molecular, Structural, and Functional Imaging; and Digital Pathology conferences will be included.

Author Set-Up Time: Sunday after 12:00 pm (noon)
Posters should remain on display until the end of the Poster Session on Monday.

Poster Session and Reception: Monday from 5:30 to 7:00 pm

NOTE: Extended poster viewing until 9:00 pm on Sunday.

Poster award winners will be recognized and certificates distributed in the conference meeting rooms. Check conference schedules for times and locations. Ribbons will identify winning posters during the Interactive Poster Sessions.
Workshop: Live Demonstrations
Date: Tuesday 14 February 2017
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Oceans Ballroom
WK 1 Technical Workshop: Computer-Aided Diagnosis (Conference 10134)

Live Demonstrations

Workshop Chairs
Dr. Heang-Ping Chan, Univ. of Michigan Health System, (United States)
Dr. Horst Hahn, Fraunhofer MEVIS, (Germany)

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for systems and algorithms developers to show off their creations. The intent is for the audience to be inspired to conduct derivative research, for the demonstrators to receive feedback and find new collaborators, and for all to learn about the rapidly evolving field of medical imaging.

The Live Demonstration Workshop will be held as part of the 2017 SPIE Medical Imaging Conference on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

The Live Demonstration Workshop invites participation from all of the conferences that comprise the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference. We encourage the CAD, Digital Pathology, Image Processing, Imaging Informatics, Perception, Physics, and all other conferences to participate.

This workshop features interactive demonstrations that are complementary to the topics of SPIE Medical Imaging. Workshop demonstrations include samples, systems, and software demonstrations that depict the implementation, operation, and utility of cutting-edge as well as mature research. Having an accepted SPIE Medical Imaging paper is not required for giving a Live Demonstration; however, authors of SPIE Medical Imaging papers are encouraged to submit demonstrations that are complimentary to their oral and poster presentations.

New this year, the session will include a Certificate of Merit Award presented to one demonstration considered to be of exceptional interest. We invite all workshop visitors to vote for three of their favorite demonstrations, with the final winner chosen from the top scorers by a group of appointed judges.

  • January 6, 2017: Deadline for submission
  • January 11, 2017: Notification of acceptance
  • January 31, 2017: Deadline for two-slide summary
  • February 14, 2017: Date for the workshop (5-7pm)
Click here to view the Participant List.

For more information, including instructions on proposing a live demonstration, visit the workshop website at: http://www.kitware.com/workshops/SPIE_CAD_2017.html
18th SPIE/IFCARS Joint Workshop: Information Management, Systems Integration, Standards, and Approval Issues for the Digital Operating Room
Date: Tuesday 14 February 2017
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Crystal C
WK 2 Computer-Aided Diagnosis (Conference 10134) and Imaging Informatics for Healthcare, Research, and Applications (Conference 10138)

SPIE/IFCARS Joint Workshop: Information Management, Systems Integration, Standards, and Approval Issues for the Digital Operating Room

Workshop Chairs:
Leonard Berliner, New York Methodist Hospital, (United States)
Heinz Lemke, Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, (Germany)

It has been challenging to put into practice in the Operating Room (OR) many of the new technological and system advances, associated interventional procedures, and in particular, a corresponding redesign of OR infrastructures. An IT Infrastructure for the OR has to be based on DICOM, IHE and a Therapy Imaging and Model Management System (TIMMS) for the storage, integration, processing and transmission of patient specific data, allowing for the adaptation of radiological/imaging workflows to the specifics of surgical workflows.

A PACS-like architecture and its application for the management of image and model guided therapy has been the subject of discussions in the DICOM and IHE standard activities. With the initiation of the new IHE Surgery Domain, this SPIE / IFCARS Joint Workshop focuses on presentations and discussions on topics such as:

  • The Digital OR infrastructure and IHE Surgery
  • OR.NET - the German OR-IT integration project
  • SCOT - the Japanese OR-IT integration project
  • MD PnP – a USA OR-IT integration project
  • Viewpoints from industry and bridging the Radiology - Surgery gap
  • IHE Surgery Planning and Technical Committee Work Tasks
  • Proposal for IHE Integration Profiles
  • Approval and certification strategies
  • Optical Imaging Devices in Medical Applications: Regulatory Perspective

Panelists/Speakers:

Yoshihiro Muragaki, Tokyo Women's Medical Univ. (Japan)
Ron Schilling, EchoPixel, Inc. (United States)
Erik Schreiber, Univ. of Leipzig, ICCAS (Germany)
Workshop: Ultrasound Computed Tomography Data Challenge Panel Discussion
Date: Tuesday 14 February 2017
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Oceans 2
WK 4 Ultrasonic Imaging and Tomography (Conference 10139)

Technical Workshop: Ultrasound Computed Tomography Data Challenge Panel Discussion


Nicole V. Ruiter, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)

Moderators:
    Nicole V. Ruiter, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
    Koen van Dongen, Technische Univ. Delft (Germany)

Ultrasound Computer Tomography is an exciting new technology mostly aimed at breast cancer imaging. Currently scientists working on advanced reconstruction algorithms have seldom easy access to real data. Also scientists working on the development of USCT devices seldom have access to the variety of advanced signal processing and imaging algorithms.

This challenge aims at closing this gap within the US(C)T community by combining available imaging algorithms with the data of various USCT devices. Our long term goal is to build up a reference database and to establish data format and software interfaces to enable simplified academic exchange to drive further development. This challenge aims on applying available image reconstruction algorithms on provided USCT data in order to establish a first interface specification.

Participants will be invited to be part of a panel discussion in order to discuss their experience and possible future steps towards objectively evaluate and compare USCT reconstruction algorithms and imaging protocols.

You can find more information regarding the USCT data challenge here: USCT Data Challenge
Workshop: 3D Printing in Medical Imaging
Date: Tuesday 14 February 2017
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Crystal D
WK6 Technical Workshop: Physics of Medical Imaging (Conference 10132)

3D Printing in Medical Imaging

3D printing is a rapidly evolving technology that has also found numerous promising applications in medicine. This workshop will give you an overview on the various aspects of 3D printing in medical imaging, from established applications to new, challenging approaches. Four leading experts in the field will give short introductions to different aspects of 3D printing, such as creating phantoms for multiple imaging modalities, using anatomical models for surgery planning, and developing patient-specific implants and biological tissues. The presentations will be followed by a town hall discussion.

Speakers and Panelists:
  • Andrew D. A. Maidment - 3D Printing of Breast Phantoms and Commercial Translation
  • Associate Professor of Radiology
    Co-Director, HHMI-NIBIB Interfaces Scholars Program in Biomedical Imaging and Informational Sciences
    Chief, Physics Section
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (United States)

  • Joseph Lo - 3D Printing of Patient-Specific Phantoms with Applications to CT, Small Animal Imaging, and Radiation Therapy
  • Director, Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories (RAI Labs.) (United States)
    Professor and Associate Vice Chair for Research of Radiology
    Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Faculty of Medical Physics Graduate Program
    Duke University (United States)

  • Jonathan M Morris - 3D Printing of Anatomical Models for Surgery Planning
  • Department of Radiology
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester (United States)

  • Shaochen Chen - 3D Printing of Precision Tissue Models
  • Professor and Vice Chair of NanoEngineering Department
    Co-Director of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Center
    University of California, San Diego (United States)
PROSTATEx Challenge and Digital Mammography DREAM Challenge
Date: Wednesday 15 February 2017
Time: 1:20 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Crystal C
PROSTATEx Challenge
SPIE-AAPM-NCI Prostate MR Classification Challenge::


SPIE, along with the support of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), will conduct a “Grand Challenge” on quantitative image analysis methods for the diagnostic classification of clinically significant prostate lesions. As part of the 2017 SPIE Medical Imaging Symposium, the PROSTATEx Challenge will provide a unique opportunity for participants to compare their algorithms with those of others from academia, industry, and government in a structured, direct way using the same data sets. For more details, go to PROSTATEx

Digital Mammography DREAM Challenge
Digital Mammography DREAM Challenge, conducted by Sage Bionetworks, in partnership with the open science DREAM Challenges community, is aimed at improving the accuracy of breast cancer detection on full-field digital screening mammograms. Participating teams are asked to submit predictive models based on over 640,000 de-identified digital mammography images from over 86000 patients, with corresponding clinical variables. The challenge offers up to $1,000,000 in cash prizes for winning models, and the competitive period of the challenge is expected to be completed by May 9, 2017. For more details, go to dreamchallenges.org/
Tuesday/Wednesday Poster Session
Date: Wednesday 15 February 2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Oceans Ballroom
Two poster sessions are scheduled. See Poster Presentation Guidelines for additional information.

Poster authors are required to:
  • Display the poster early on the first day of your session
  • Attend the Poster Session to answer questions.

Tuesday/Wednesday Poster Session

Poster presentations from the Physics of Medical Imaging; Computer-Aided Diagnosis; Image-guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling; Imaging Informatics for Healthcare, Research, and Applications; and Ultrasonic Imaging and Tomography conferences will be included.

Author Set-Up Time: Tuesday after 9:30 am
Posters should remain on display until the end of the Poster Session on Wednesday.

Poster Session and Reception: Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:00 pm

NOTE: Extended poster viewing until 9:00 pm on Tuesday.

Poster award winners will be recognized and certificates distributed in the conference meeting rooms. Check conference schedules for times and locations. Ribbons will identify winning posters during the Interactive Poster Sessions.
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