Marriott Marquis Houston
Houston, Texas, United States
15 - 20 February 2020
Conference MI101
Physics of Medical Imaging
Important
Dates
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Abstract Due:
7 August 2019

Author Notification:
14 October 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
22 January 2020

Conference
Committee
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Conference Chairs
Conference Co-Chair
  • Wei Zhao, Stony Brook Medicine (United States)

Program Committee
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Call for
Papers
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). Papers of a theoretical nature or papers reporting new experimental results are invited. Topics of particular interest include novel methods for image formation, experimental methods and results regarding image performance, algorithms for image reconstruction and correction, detector materials and electronic design, analytical and computer modeling of imaging systems, and physics of contrast media. 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 applications resulting from the above mentioned general imaging framework, for example cardiovascular or neuroimaging applications.

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)
Technology
  • 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.)
  • Machine learning approaches to image formation
  • 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
Devices
  • Advanced multi-slice or cone beam CT systems
  • Advanced radiographic, fluoroscopic, or angiographic systems (including phase contrast and diffraction)
  • Ultrasound, MRI, optical, thermal, magnetic particle imaging (and other non-ionizing radiation systems)
  • Small animal imaging systems
  • Nuclear medical imaging methods
  • Multi-modality imaging devices
  • Low-cost imaging devices with global health applications
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 and machine learning 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, ...)
  • ML – Machine Learning applied to imaging physics (reconstruction, corrections, evaluations, etc…)
  • 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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