Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
16 - 21 February 2019
Technical Events
Workshop: Live Demonstrations
Date: Tuesday 19 February 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Grand Exhibit Hall
WK 3 Computer-Aided Diagnosis (Conference 10950)

LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS


Workshop Chairs
Dr. Horst Hahn, Fraunhofer MEVIS (Germany)
Dr. Lubomir Hadjiiski, Univ. of Michigan Health System (United States)

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 17, 2019: Deadline for submission
  • January 23, 2019: Notification of acceptance
  • January 30, 2019: 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 before the submission deadline to Horst Hahn and Lubomir Hadjiiski:
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:
  • The accepted demonstrations will be listed online in the workshop program.
  • If there are more proposals than presentation slots in the workshop, the organizers will accept teams for demonstrations based on the quality of the provided description, while also striving to select a representative mix of applications.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Teams from academia (universities, university medical centers, research organizations), and from industry are invited to participate in this year’s workshop. Demonstrations from industry should be scientific and not commercial in nature; demonstration of research prototypes is highly encouraged.
  • All participating teams will need to provide one or two slides describing their system shortly before the conference from which the opening presentation will be compiled (two-slide summary).
  • After you submit a description, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail. Notification of acceptance or rejection will follow on the date given above.
Workshop: USCT Data Challenge 2019
Date: Sunday 17 February 2019
Time: 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Location: Pacific Salon 2
WK 6 Ultrasonic Imaging and Tomography (Conference 10955)

Technical Workshop: USCT Data Challenge and Panel Discussion

Moderator:
Christian Boehm, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

Ultrasound Computer Tomography (USCT) is an emerging technology mostly aimed at breast cancer imaging. To foster the exchange of knowledge and reproducible science, several research groups have joined forces to create a blind test with freely available synthetic USCT data. Using this database, we invite all participants to benchmark different imaging algorithms in terms of the quality of the reconstruction and computational efficiency. This will enable the USCT community to collect best practices and relevant background information on various imaging techniques. In this panel, we discuss the acquisition systems included in the data challenge, data formats and how to access them, and the evaluation criteria that will be applied to compare the results of the blind test.
Workshop: Detector Innovations: From Concept to Product to Clinical Outcome
Date: Sunday 17 February 2019
Time: 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Location: Town & Country
WK 1 Technical Workshop: Physics of Medical Imaging (Conference 10948)

Technical Workshop: Detector Innovations: From Concept to Product to Clinical Outcome

Detector technology is advancing at a rapid pace, impacting the development of imaging systems and algorithms, and enabling new clinical applications. Leading experts will discuss the driving forces for innovative detector technology, the challenges of adopting new technology, and how to bridge the gap between research and the clinic. A series of Blue Sky talks will introduce exciting and novel detector technologies. A range of applications will be presented including interventional imaging, CT imaging, orthopedic imaging, photon counting detectors and imaging for radiation therapy. The workshop will also include a town hall discussion between the audience and expert speakers.

Speakers:
Rebecca Fahrig, Siemens Healthineers (Germany) - "Driving forces for detector technology"
Andrew T. Kuhls-Gilcrist, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. (United States) - "Bridging research and clinic"
John M. Sabol, GE Healthcare (United States) - "Challenges of adopting new detector technology"
Ken Taguchi, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States) - "Status update on photon counting"
Andrey Elagin, The Univ. of Chicago (United States) - Blue Sky
Peter D. Olcott, RefleXion Medical, Inc. (United States) - Blue Sky
Karim S. Karim, KA Imaging Inc. (Canada) - Blue Sky
Workshop: The Visible Human Project at Its 25th Anniversary
Date: Sunday 17 February 2019
Time: 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Location: California
WK 4 Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling (Conference 10951)

Technical Workshop: The Visible Human Project at Its 25th Anniversary

The National Library of Medicine Visible Human Project (VHP) has created a publically available, anatomically detailed, 3D representations in the form of CT, MRI and cryo-section images of a human male and female body released in 1994 and 1995, respectively. By 1998, the Visible Human data sets had been licensed for use in more than 42 countries worldwide by close to 4000 research and industry groups focused on the development of tools and techniques for image processing and analysis, visualization, modeling and biomedical computing toward yielding new paradigms in teaching, simulation, and training, anatomical and physiological modeling, equipment design, surgical simulation, and simulation of diagnostic procedures. Many of these techniques and applications were disseminated as part of this very same SPIE conference on Image-guided Procedures, Visualization and Display during the late 1990s and early 2000s. This 25 year anniversary workshop will serve as a tribute to this significant milestone in medical imaging, computing, visualization, simulation and display. The event will feature some of the scientists who pioneered this project more than two decades ago, and reflect on some of the image computing, visualization and display techniques that were quintessential to deciphering the imaging data and enabling the development of applications for multi-modality imaging manipulation and visualization for diagnostic and surgical simulation and training.

Speakers:
Michael Ackerman, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (United States)
Terry Yoo, Univ. of Maine (United States)
David R. Holmes III, Mayo Clinic (United States)
Sunday/Monday Poster Session
Date: Monday 18 February 2019
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Grand Exhibit Hall
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 Physics of Medical Imaging; 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: Sunday after 12:00 pm (noon)

In order to be fully considered for a Poster Award, it is recommended to have your poster up as soon as possible.

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 Poster Sessions.
Workshop: Visual Search in Medical Image Interpretation: Theory and Practice
Date: Tuesday 19 February 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Golden West
WK 5 Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment (Conference 10952)

Technical Workshop: Visual Search in Medical Image Interpretation: Theory and Practice

This workshop will discuss several aspects of visual search in medical image interpretation. We will discuss the variety of environments within which one can record visual search patterns using different eye trackers – discussing the advantages and challenges with each. We will also consider the different “ologies” within which eye tracking is used today, again noting differences and challenges. Finally we will discuss non-medical areas (e.g., the perception of artworks) and what parallels might exist between these and medical imaging tasks and what we might learn from them.
Workshop: Understanding Brain Development using Connectomics
Date: Tuesday 19 February 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: San Diego
WK 2 Image Processing (Conference 10949)

Technical Workshop: Understanding Brain Development using Connectomics

Few advances in neuroscience could have as much impact as a precise global description of human brain connectivity (connectome) and its variability. Understanding this connectome in detail will provide insights into fundamental neural processes and intractable neuropsychiatric diseases. So far, the majority of efforts on mapping the human connectome has concentrated on the adult brain. This workshop will focus on recent efforts to extend connectomic approaches from early childhood down to early life.

This workshop will provide an overview of two complementary projects that aim to map the human connectome during brain development. The Developing Human Connectome Project (dHCP), aims to create a dynamic map of human brain connectivity from 20 to 44 weeks post-conceptional age, which will link together imaging, clinical, behavioural, and genetic information. The UNC/UMN Baby Connectome Project(BCP) will study the connectome in children from birth through five years of age, intended to provide a better understanding of how the brain develops from infancy through early childhood and the factors that contribute to healthy brain development.

The presentations about these two projects will highlight the data that will become available as part of these projects and discuss the challenges involved in acquiring and analysing the data. This will be followed by a panel discussion and time for questions from the audience.

Organizers:
Daan Christiaens, King’s College London (United Kingdom)
Slava Karolis, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Weili Lin, The Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (United States)
Daniel Rueckert, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Dinggang Shen, The Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (United States)

Speakers:

Gang Li, The Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (United States) - “Image Analysis in Baby Connectome Project: Challenges and Solutions”

Weili Lin, The Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (United States) - “UNC/UMN Baby Connectome Project: Progress Update”

Daan Christiaens, King’s College London (United Kingdom) - “The Developing Human Connectome Project: Overview and dMRI pipelines”

Slava Karolis, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom) - “The Developing HCP: Structural & Functional MRI Pipelines”
SPIE-AAPM-NCI BreastPathQ 2019: Cancer Cellularity Challenge
Date: Wednesday 20 February 2019
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: California
SPIE (The International Society for Optics and Photonics), along with the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), will conduct a BreastPathQ Grand Challenge on the development of quantitative biomarkers for the determination of cancer cellularity from whole slide images (WSI) of breast cancer hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stained pathological slides. This challenge will invite participants to develop AI/ML algorithms to automatically assess cellularity in pathology whole slide image patches. Cellularity will be assessed as both a score and as a categorical classification [4 categories: 0 (normal), 1–30 (low cellularity), 31–70 (medium cellularity), and 71–100% (high cellularity)]. As part of the 2019 SPIE Medical Imaging Conference, The BreastPathQ Challenge provides a unique opportunity for participants to compare their algorithms with those of others from academia, industry, and government in a structured, direct way on data sets of digital pathology slides.

A joint Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD) and Digital Pathology session at the 2019 SPIE Medical Imaging Conference will focus on describing the BreastPathQ Challenge and present the challenge results. In addition, the two top-performing teams for the two phases of the challenge (Phase 1: determining the cellularity category, Phase 2: determining the continuous percent cellularity score) will present their methods and performance results. Challenge participants are encouraged to submit their work for peer review to the SPIE Medical Imaging scientific journal, Journal of Medical Imaging.

Introduction and Results
Anne L. Martel, Sunnybrook Research Institute (Canada)
Kenny H. Cha, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (United States)

Challenge Winner Presentation
Cancer cell segmentation via a weakly-labeled/strongly-labeled hybrid convolutional neural network
David R. Chambers, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
Bradley B. Brimhall, Univ. of Texas Health Sciences Ctr. at San Antonio (United States)
Donald R. Poole, Jr., Southwest Research Institute (United States)

Challenge Winner Presentation
Deep regression for cancer cellularity analysis
Naoya Mamada, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)

Visit the Challenge webpage for more information.
Tuesday/Wednesday Poster Session
Date: Wednesday 20 February 2019
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Grand Exhibit Hall
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 Image Processing; Computer-Aided Diagnosis; 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: Tuesday after 9:30 am

In order to be fully considered for a Poster Award, it is recommended to have your poster up as soon as possible.

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 Poster Sessions.
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