Town and Country Resort and Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
14 - 18 February 2021
Technical Events
Sunday Poster Viewing
Date: Sunday 14 February 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST
Posters will be on display Sunday and Monday with extended viewing until 9:00pm on Sunday. The poster session with authors in attendance will be Monday evening from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Award winners will be identified with ribbons during the reception. Award announcement times are listed in the conference schedule.

Poster presentations from the following conferences will be included: Physics of Medical Imaging; Image Perception, Observation, and Technology Assessment; Biomedical Applications in Molecular, Structural, and Functional Imaging; and Digital and Computational Pathology.
Workshop: Set-up, validate and use a Virtual Clinical Trial (VCT) platform
Date: Sunday 14 February 2021
Time: 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM PST
WK1 Technical Workshop: Physics of Medical Imaging (Conference 11595) and Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment (Conference 11599)

Set-up, validate and use a Virtual Clinical Trial (VCT) platform

Moderators:

Hilde Bosmans , Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)

Frank Samuelson, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (United States)

Virtual Clinical Trials are a promising test method for a series of applications, from design to optimization of medical imaging technology. Get started too! This workshop will cover:

  • Set-up and validate phantoms and signals, the simulation of the imaging components and an appropriate human model observer
  • VCTs for regulatory evaluation: lessons and new directions
  • Live demonstration by student users: the VICTRE platform as a VCT toolbox
  • Use a VCT platform to optimize breast imaging, to optimize observer perception in radiological and dermatological images, for design, prototyping and regulatory applications in CT
  • Support a VCT platform in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic (MIDRC’s role)
Workshop: Translation of AI in Healthcare Industry
Date: Sunday 14 February 2021
Time: 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM PST
WK2 Technical Workshop: Image Processing (Conference 11596)

Moderator:
Bennett Landman, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)

The workshop will comprise talks by scientists in leading industries, startups, and research agencies. The topics will be around how AI-based solutions are used in disease diagnosis in hospitals and clinics, application of AI in drug development, journeys of startups providing AI-based solutions, and success stories of government-funded AI research translating into health care.
Monday Poster Session
Date: Monday 15 February 2021
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM PST
Conference attendees are invited to attend the Monday Poster Session, where authors will be in attendance. Come view the posters, enjoy light refreshments, ask questions, and network with colleagues in your field. Award winners will be identified with ribbons during the reception.

Poster presentations from the following conferences will be included: Physics of Medical Imaging; Image Perception, Observation, and Technology Assessment; Biomedical Applications in Molecular, Structural, and Functional Imaging; and Digital and Computational Pathology.
Tuesday Poster Viewing
Date: Tuesday 16 February 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST
Posters will be on display Tuesday and Wednesday with extended viewing until 9:00pm on Tuesday. The poster session with authors in attendance will be Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. 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 Poster Sessions.

Poster presentations from the following conferences will be included: Image Processing; Computer-Aided Diagnosis; Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling; Imaging Informatics; and Ultrasonic Imaging and Tomography.
Grand Challenge: Abnormality Detection in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
Date: Tuesday 16 February 2021
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:50 PM PST
Overview:
We ask for participation in the DBTex Grand Challenge by submitting algorithms for the detection of breast lesions on digital breast tomosynthesis images. The results of the competition will be announced at the special session of the SPIE Medical Imaging 2021 conference. Participants in the first DBTex Grand Challenge are encouraged to submit their work for peer review to the SPIE’s Journal of Medical Imaging.

Organizers:
This challenge is organized by SPIE (the international society for optics and photonics), The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and Duke Center for Artificial Intelligence in Radiology (DAIR).

Important Dates:
Release date of training set cases with truth: November 16, 2020
Release date of validation set cases: December 6, 2020
Release date of test set cases: December 28, 2020
Submission date for participants’ test set output: January 18, 2021
Challenge results released to participants: January 25, 2021
SPIE Medical Imaging Symposium: February 14–18, 2021
Workshop: Live Demonstrations
Date: Tuesday 16 February 2021
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST
WK 3 Computer-Aided Diagnosis (Conference 11597)

Workshop Chairs:
Dr. Lubomir Hadjiiski, Univ. of Michigan Health System (United States)
Dr. Karen Drukker, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Dr. Horst Hahn, Fraunhofer MEVIS and Jacobs Univ. Bremen (Germany)

Panelists/Speaker(s):
To Be Determined

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION


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 invites participation from all of the conferences that comprise the SPIE Medical Imaging symposium. We encourage the CAD, Digital Pathology, Image Processing, Imaging Informatics, Image 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 complementary to their oral and poster presentations.

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.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • January 15, 2021: Deadline for submission
  • January 22, 2021: Notification of acceptance
  • January 29, 2021: Deadline for two-slide summary


JOIN THE WORKSHOP


If you would like to demonstrate at the SPIE Medical Imaging Live Demonstrations Workshop, please send an e-mail with the subject "SPIE live demonstrations workshop" by the submission deadline to Lubomir Hadjiiski, Karen Drukker, and Horst Hahn:
In the e-mail, supply the following information:
  • Title of the demo
  • Names and affiliations (name of institute, city, country) of the demonstrators
  • Short description of the demo, one paragraph minimum. Make sure it clearly describes the technology and application area of the demo. You may cite or include a paper describing the demo.
  • Optionally, describe the public data used in the development or evaluation of the system. Include a link to the data or to a page that describes how to access that data.
  • Optionally, include a link to a video showing the system in action.


NOTES

Please note the following rules and requirements:
  • Teams from academia (universities, university medical centers, research organizations), government, and industry are invited to participate in this year’s workshop. Demonstrations should be scientific and not commercial in nature; demonstration of research prototypes is highly encouraged.
  • After you submit a description of your proposed demonstration, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail.
  • The organizers will accept teams for demonstrations based on the quality of the provided description. If there are more proposals than presentation slots in the workshop, organizers will also strive to select a representative mix of applications.
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection of your demonstration for the Workshop will be emailed about 3 weeks before the conference (see ‘important dates’ above).
  • For demonstrations accepted for presentation at the Live Demonstration Workshop:
    • The accepted demonstrations will be listed online in the workshop program.
    • All teams need to provide one or two slides describing their system before the conference (see ‘important dates’ above) from which the opening presentation will be compiled.
    • In the case of in person SPIE Medical Imaging meeting, each team is responsible for bringing their own equipment. The organization will provide a table and power supply for each demonstration. Demos should be done on a single laptop. If the demo requires an external monitor this is allowed, but there should be no more than one monitor of 25″ maximum size.
    • In the case of virtual SPIE Medical Imaging meeting, each team will demonstrate their tool over internet. More details will be provided in the future.
    • Participation in the workshop is free of charge, but all demonstrators (those present during the workshop) must be registered to attend the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference.
Workshop: Advanced Imaging for the Early Detection, Diagnosis and Treatment Evaluation of Lung Cancer: Challenges and Future Opportunities
Date: Tuesday 16 February 2021
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST
WK4 Technical Workshop: Imaging Informatics for Healthcare, Research, and Applications (Conference 11601)

Moderators:
Michael McNitt-Gray, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (United States)

Daniel C. Sullivan, Duke Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)

Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States and is responsible for more cancer deaths than the next four cancers combined. Several years ago, Low Dose CT was approved for Lung Cancer Screening in the US. This and other advanced imaging techniques are being developed for many applications along the cancer control continuum including improved screening, diagnosis and evaluation of response to treatment. The aim of this workshop is to highlight both clinical and technical challenges that remain in that lung cancer continuum of care, to identify opportunities for advancements in the setting of lung cancer and to stimulate discussion which will promote research activities in these various areas.

Panelists: To be announced
Wednesday Poster Session
Date: Wednesday 17 February 2021
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM PST
Conference attendees are invited to attend the Wednesday Poster Session, where authors will be in attendance. Come view the posters, enjoy light refreshments, ask questions, and network with colleagues in your field. Award winners will be identified with ribbons during the reception.

Poster presentations from the following conferences will be included: Image Processing; Computer-Aided Diagnosis; Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling; Imaging Informatics; and Ultrasonic Imaging and Tomography.
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