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28th International EuroPACS Meeting

President: Osman M. Ratib, MD, PhD (CH)

  • PACS Architecture and Workflow
  • PACS Workstation Design and Ergonomics
  • PACS Integration in surgical and interventional suites
  • Open Source Software for PACS
  • PACS Planning and Purchasing Strategies
  • PACS Evaluation and Economical Aspects
  • PACS Beyond Radiology (Cardiology, Endoscopy, Ophthalmology, etc.)
  • Image Distribution, Storage and Archiving Strategies
  • PACS/RIS/HIS Integration Issues
  • Regional PACS and Teleradiology
  • Security and Privacy, Quality Assurance, Legal Aspects
  • Standardization (DICOM, HL7, IHE)
  • PACS and E-Learning in Radiology and Medical Sciences


CARS Clinical Day
L. Berliner, MD (USA), E. vanSonnenberg, MD (USA)

  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
  • Computer Assisted Treatment of the Prostate
  • The Interventional Radiology Suite of the Future
  • Interventional Oncology

Surgical Day
P. Jannin, PhD (F), G. Eggers, MD (D)

IFCARS Academy Educational Course on
Informatics in Medicine
Radiological Informatics
Surgical Informatics

Workshops and Special Sessions

6th CARS / CURAC / DGBMT Joint Workshop on Model Guided Therapy
V. Falk, MD (CH), H.U. Lemke, PhD (D), O. Dössel, Ph (D)

3rd CARS / TicSalut / EuroPACS Educational Course on the Digital Operating Room
J. Herrero Hover, MD (E), J. Cornet (E), D. Caramella, MD (I)

2nd EPMA / CARS Workshop on Personalized Medicine and ICT
O. Golubnitschaja, MD (D), H.U. Lemke, PhD (D)

JICARS - Japanese Institutes of CARS - Special Session
T. Dohi, PhD (J), K. Doi, PhD (J), K. Inamura, PhD (J)

2nd EuroNOTES / TCAT / CARS Workshop on NOTES: An Interdisciplinary Challenge
H. Feussner, MD (D)

CADDemo@CARS – Demonstration Workshop on Computer-Aided Detection and Diagnosis
EFMI WG Medical Image Processing

Special Session on Human-Computer Interaction

Co-located Conference IPCAI

IPCAI 2010, the 1st International Conference on Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions, will be held on June 23 in Geneva, Switzerland (co-located with CARS). Based on a highly selective double anonymous review process, IPCAI is aiming at organizing an event in which the best conference articles in computer assisted interventions are reviewed, selected, presented, and actively discussed.

Executive Committee
Nassir Navab, PhD (D), Russell H. Taylor, PhD (USA), Kensaku Mori, PhD (J), Pierre Jannin, PhD (CDN), Leo Joskowicz, PhD (IL), David J. Hawkes, PhD (UK)

Local Organization
Martin Groher (D), Martin Horn (D), Marco Feuerstein (J)

8:30  | Opening Statements

8:35 | Session 1 - Short 5 minutes presentations

Visualization and Planning of Neurosurgical Interventions with Straight Access
N. Navkar, N. Tsekos, Z. Deng, Univ. of Houston, J. Stafford, J. Weinberg, Univ. of Texas, Houston, TX (USA)

Active Multispectral Illumination and Image Fusion for Retinal Microsurgery
R. Sznitman, S. Billings, D. Rother, D. Mirota, Y. Yang, J. Handa, P. Gehlbach, J. Kang, G. Hager, R. Taylor,  The Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD (USA)

An iterative framework for improving the accuracy of intraoperative intensity-based 2D/3D registration for image-guided orthopedic surgery
Y. Otake, M. Armand, O. Sadowsky, R. Armiger, P. Kazanzides, R. Taylor, The Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD (USA)

Automatic phases recognition in pituitary surgeries by microscope images classification
F. Lalys, X. Morandi, P. Jannin, Univ. of Rennes, L. Riffaud, Pontchaillou Univ. Hosp., Rennes (F)

8:55 | Session 2 - Oral Session

C-arm tracking by intensity-based registration of a fiducial
P. Fallavollita, G. Fichtinger, Queen's Univ., Kingston, Ontario, P. Abolmaesumi, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Colombia (CDN), C. Burdette, Acoustic MedSystems, Inc., Champaign, IL, D. Song, John Hopkins Hosp., Baltimore, MD (USA)

First Animal Cadaver Study for Interlocking of Intramedullary Nails under Camera Augmented Mobile C-arm: A Surgical Workflow Based Preclinical Evaluation
L. Wang, T. Blum, N. Navab, Technical Univ. Munich, J. Landes, S. Weidert, E. Euler, A. von der Heide, Univ. Hosp. Munich (D)

 10:05 Break

10:20 | Session 3 - Short 5 minutes presentations

Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Ultrasound
C. Schneider, M. Choti, R. Taylor, The John Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD, G. Dachs, C. Hasser, S. DiMaio,  Intuitive Surgical Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (USA)

New Kinematic Metric for Quantifying Surgical Skill For Flexible Instrument Manipulation
J. Jayender, R. San Jose Estepar, K. Vosburgh, Brigham & Women's Hosp., Boston, MD (USA)

GPU-Accelerated Robotic Intra-Operative Laparoscopic 3D Reconstruction
M. Moll, H.-W. Tang, L. Van Gool, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (B)

A Minimally Invasive Multimodality Image-Guided (MIMIG) Molecular Imaging System for Peripheral Lung Cancer Intervention and Diagnosis
T. He, Z. Xue, K.K. Wong, M. Valdivia y Alvarado, Y. Zhang, S.T.C. Wong, Weil Cornell Medical College, Houston, Texas (USA), W. Xie, Shenzhen Univ. (CHN)

Simulating Dynamic Ultrasound using MR-derived Motion Models to assess Respiratory Synchronisation for Image-Guided Liver Interventions
E. Rijkhorst, D. Heanes, F. Odille, D. Hawkes, D. Barratt, Univ. College London (UK)

10:45 | Session 4 - Oral Session

Rapid Image Registration of Three-dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography and X-ray Fluoroscopy for the Guidance of Cardiac Interventions
G. Gao, G. Penney, A. Arujuna, M. Wright, R. Rezavi, K. Rhode, King's College London, N. Gogin, P. Cathier, Philips Research, D. Caulfield, A. Rinaldi, Guys & St. Thomas NHS Trust, London (UK)

Patient Specific Modeling and Analysis of the Mitral Valve using 3D-TEE
P. Burlina, C. Sprouse, D. DeMenthon, A. Jorstad, R. Juang, F. Contijoch, T. Abraham, D. Yuh, E. McVeigh, The Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD (USA)

Evaluation of a 4D Cone-Beam CT Reconstruction Approach using an Anthropomorphic Phantom
Z. Yaniv, K. Cleary, Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC (USA), J. Boese, M. Sarmiento, Siemens AG Healthcare, Forchheim (D)

12:30 Break

13:30 | Session 5 - Oral Session

Determination of Pelvic Orientation from Ultrasound Images Using Patch-SSMs and a Hierarchical Speed of Sound Compensation Strategy
S. Schumann, M. Puls, T. Ecker, K.-A. Siebenrock, G. Zheng, Univ. of Bern, T. Schwaegli, J. Stifter, Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics AG, Zurich (CH)

Ultrasound Servoing of Catheters for Beating Heart Valve Repair
S. Kesner, S. Yuen, R. Howe, Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (USA)

Towards a verified simulation model for radiofrequency ablations
A. Weihusen, T. Kroeger, H.-O. Peitgen, T. Preusser, R. Rascher-Friesenhausen, Fraunhofer MEVIS, Bremen, L. Hinrichsen, R. Dammer, Univ. of Applied Sciences, Bremerhaven, T. Carus, Cuxhaven Hosp. (D)

Early clinical evaluation of a computer assisted planning system for deep brain surgeries: 1 year of clinical assistance
P.-F. D’Haese, S. Pallavaram, R. Li, B. Dawant, Vanderbilt Univ., J. Neimat, P. Konrad,Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Center, Nashville, TN, T. Shanks, Norton Neuroscience Inst., Louisville KY, P. Zahos, New Jersey Neuroscience Institute, Edison, NJ (USA)

15:45 Break

16:00 | Interactive Poster Session

Please visit the website at www.ipcai2010.org for further information.

16th Computed Maxillofacial Imaging Congress

Chairman: Allan G. Farman, PhD, DSc (USA)

  • New Imaging Devices and Novel Applications
  • Evidence-based Selection Criteria in Digital Maxillofacial Imaging
  • Craniomaxillofacial Computer-Aided Diagnosis
  • Maxillofacial Image Enhancement Algorithms
  • Cranial and Maxillofacial Image Guided Surgery
  • Image Navigated Dental Implantology
  • Orthodontic Applications of Computed Imaging
  • Endodontic Applications of Computed Imaging
  • Imaging and Modelling for Maxillofacial Prosthodontics
  • Cone Beam CT
  • 3D and 4D Imaging
  • Multi-dimensional Maxillofacial Modelling
  • Virtual Reality and Dental Robotics
  • Interoperability
  • Maxillofacial Applications in Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise

11th CARS / SPIE / EuroPACS Joint Workshop on Surgical PACS and the Digital Operating Room

Chairmen: Osman M. Ratib, MD, PhD (CH), Heinz U. Lemke, PhD (D)

  • Surgical Workflow
  • Digital Operating Room
  • Model Guided Therapy
  • Therapy Imaging and Model Management Systems
  • Surgical PACS
  • DICOM in Surgery


Medical Workstations
M.W. Vannier, MD (USA), H.U. Lemke, PhD (D)

Computer-Aided Diagnosis
U. Bick, MD (D), K. Doi, PhD (USA)

Computed Maxillofacial Imaging
A.G. Farman, PhD, DSc (USA), S.D. Bianchi, MD (I)

Enterprise-wide PACS
H.K. Huang, DSc, FRCR (USA)

Open Source Software
K. Cleary, PhD (USA)

Assessment of Medical Image Processing for CAS
P. Jannin, PhD (F)

Surgical Workflow
O. Burgert, PhD (D), NN

Visualization and Virtual Reality in Medicine
B. Preim, PhD (D), C. Botha, PhD (NL)


Osman M. Ratib, MD, PhD
President CARS 2010

Stanley Baum, MD
Chairman Computer Assisted Radiology, 24th International Congress and Exhibition (CAR)

Gero Strauss, MD, PhD
President 14th Annual Conference of the International Society for Computer Aided Surgery (ISCAS)

Osman M. Ratib, MD, PhD
President 28th International EuroPACS Meeting (EuroPACS)

Kunio Doi, PhD
Chairman 12th International Workshop on Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD)

Allan G. Farman, PhD, DSc
Chairman 16th Computed Maxillofacial Imaging Congress (CMI)

Keynote Speakers:

Outreach technology
Osman M. Ratib, MD, PhD, FAHA, University Hospital of Geneva (CH)

CT for Africa
Robert Sigal, MD, GE Healthcare, Buc (F)

Education outreach to emerging countries
Antoine Geissbühler, MD, PhD
, University Hospital Geneva (CH)

Ubiquitous personalized medicine with mHealth
Peter Waegemann, PhD
, mHealth Initiative, Boston, MA (USA)

17:00 | CARS 2010 Opening
Wednesday, June 23, 2010; Hall A

Theme of CARS 2010: “Outreach...”

The selected theme for 25th anniversary of CARS meeting is “Outreach”. A theme that highlights the expansion and growth of the scope of this meting held yearly since 1985. While it has expanded from the fundamental concepts of development of imaging technology and image management systems toward clinical applications in surgery and images based medical interventions, it continues to grow and expand in the promotion of technical discoveries and scientific and medical innovations. This year’s meeting will bring more than ever a wealth of new concepts and innovations in medical and clinical applications in domains that were not foreseen 25 years ago when the first CARS meeting was held in Berlin. This milestone event is perceived as a turning point of an ever expanding field that tries to reach beyond its original scope and aim for new frontiers, and maybe “boldly go where no man has gone before.” (*)

(*) a very famous quote from original Star Trek television series of the late seventies!