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 and applications using Artificial Intelligence techniques 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
Technology
Devices
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.
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Conference MI101

Physics of Medical Imaging

This conference has an open call for papers:
Abstract Due: 18 August 2021
Author Notification: 15 October 2021
Manuscript Due: 26 January 2022
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 and applications using Artificial Intelligence techniques 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)
  • Virtual imaging and virtual clinical trials
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
  • Imaging method for radiation therapy
  • 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 medicine imaging methods (SPECT and PET)
  • 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
  • VCT - Virtual clinical trials
  • XIM - X-ray imaging, x-ray sources, scatter reduction techniques
  • XME - Multi-energy radiography or mammography
Conference Chair
Mayo Clinic (United States)
Conference Chair
Stony Brook Univ. (United States)
Conference Co-Chair
Siemens Healthcare GmbH (Germany)
Program Committee
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Program Committee
Michigan State Univ. (United States)
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UZ Leuven (Belgium)
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KAIST (Korea, Republic of)
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Univ. of Houston (United States)
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KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Program Committee
Maria Drangova
Robarts Research Institute (Canada)
Program Committee
Siemens Healthcare GmbH (Germany)
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Varex Imaging Corp. (United States)
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Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
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Marquette Univ. (United States)
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration (United States), Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School (United States)
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Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (Germany)
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Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
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The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
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Univ. of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (United States)
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Massachusetts General Hospital (United States)
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Duke Univ. (United States)
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Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
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Frédéric Noo
The Univ. of Utah (United States)
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Univ. of California, Davis (United States)
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GE Healthcare (United States)
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Radboud Univ. Medical Ctr. (Netherlands)
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National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (United States)
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Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
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Lund Univ. (Sweden)
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Stanford Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
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Tsinghua Univ. (China)
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Carestream Health, Inc. (United States)