CARS 2018 Topics

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32nd International Congress and Exhibition on Computer Assisted Radiology (CAR)

Co-chair: Kiyonari Inamura, PhD (J)

  • Medical Imaging, e.g. DR, CT, MR, Virtual Endoscopy, US, SPECT, PET and Molecular Imaging
  • Computer Assisted Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Image Processing and Display
  • Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers
  • Medical Workstations
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Therapy
  • Image Guided Diagnosis and Therapy of the Prostate
  • Ablation Therapies
  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy
  • Nanotechnology for Imaging and Therapy
  • Telemedicine, E-health and Multimedia EPR
  • Expert Systems and Computer Assisted Education
  • Economic and Management Issues
  • Security, Legal and Ethical Aspects
  • PACS Architecture, Workstation Design and Workflow
  • Image Distribution, Storage and Archiving Strategies
  • Interoperability and Standardization
  • Managing Radiation Dose and Contrast Media
  • Clinical Decision Support Systems


22nd Annual Conference of the International Society for Computer Aided Surgery (ISCAS)

President: Pierre Jannin, PhD (F)

  • Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality for Surgery and Interventions
  • Image Processing and Visualization
  • Intraoperative Devices and Sensors
  • Intraoperative Imaging
  • Computer-assisted Planning
  • Surgical Navigation
  • Navigated Control
  • Surgical Robotics and Instrumentation
  • 3D Modelling and Rapid Prototyping
  • Methods of Validation and Verification
  • Evaluation of CAS Systems
  • Postoperative Result Assessment
  • Surgical Knowledge and Decision Management
  • Decision and Action Support in Surgical Management
  • Situation Awareness in the OR
  • Surgical Skill Assessment
  • Surgical Workflow Analysis
  • Surgical Simulation, Education and Training
  • Ergonomics, User Interfaces, Haptics and Multimodal Devices in Surgical Applications
  • Brain-Computer Interface, Neurostimulation
  • Computer aided surgery in neuro, ENT, orthopaedic and spinal, cardiovascular, thoracic, gastroenterological, gynaecological, and urological surgery
  • Image Guided Navigation Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery
  • Image Guided Therapy


20th International Workshop on Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD)

Chairman: Hiroyuki Yoshida, PhD (USA)

  • Deep Learning / Machine Learning
  • Radiomics
  • CAD for Precision Medicine
  • 3D Printing
  • Grand Challenges in CAD
  • Quantitative Imaging
  • Risk Assessment
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Comparative Evaluation and Fusing CAD systems
  • Content-based Image Retrieval
  • Observer Performance Studies
  • Clinical Evaluation
  • Cloud CAD
  • CAD for Breast, Lung, Colon and Gastrointestinal Tract, Eye/Retina, Head and Neck, Liver, Prostate, Musculoskeletal, (Cardio-)Vascular, Multiple Organ Systems, and Dentistry
  • CAD for Oncology
  • CAD for Histopathology and Microscopy


24th Computed Maxillofacial Imaging Congress (CMI)

Chairman: Christos Angelopoulos, PhD (USA)
Co-chair: Yoshihiko Hayakawa, PhD (J)


  • New Imaging Devices and Novel Applications
  • Evidence-based Selection Criteria in Digital Maxillofacial Imaging
  • Craniomaxillofacial Computer-Aided Diagnosis
  • Maxillofacial Image Processing
  • Cranial and Maxillofacial Image Guided Surgery
  • Image Navigated Dental Implantology
  • Orthodontic and Endodontic Applications of Computed Imaging
  • Imaging and Modelling for Maxillofacial Prosthodontics
  • Cone Beam and Multislice CT
  • Maxillofacial MRI and Ultrasound Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Image Fusion and Subtraction
  • 3D and 4D Imaging
  • Multi-dimensional Maxillofacial Modelling
  • Virtual Reality and Dental Robotics
  • Interoperability and Maxillofacial Applications in IHE


9th Conference on Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Intervention (IPCAI)

Chairs: Kensaku Mori, PhD (J), Parvin Mousavi, PhD (CDN), Danail Stoyanov, PhD (UK)

  • Surgical Data Science
  • Interventional Imaging
  • Systems and Software
  • Evaluation and Validation
  • Tracking and Navigation
  • Interventional Robotics
  • Surgical Planning and Simulation
  • Advanced Intra-operative Visualization and User Interfaces
  • Augmented Reality for Medical Applications
  • Surgical Skill Analysis and Workflow


9th EPMA / IFCARS Workshop on Personalized Medicine and ICT

Chairpersons: Olga Golubnitschaja, MD (D), Heinz U. Lemke, PhD (D)

  • Model-Guided Medicine
  • Patient-Specific Modelling
  • Model Management
  • Clinical Examples of Personalized Medicine in Oncology


IFCARS / ICCAS Workshop on Integrated Patient Care

Chairmen: Andreas Dietz, MD (D), Heinz U. Lemke, PhD (D)

  • CARS, Oncology and Digital Pathology
  • Tumor Boards
  • Unified Inference Frameworks
  • Clinical Decision Support Systems
  • Innovative Clinical Investigations


3rd ISCAS / CAD / IFCARS Joint Symposium on Multidisciplinary Computational Anatomy

Chairs: Makato Hashizume, MD (J), Hiroyouki Yoshida, PhD (USA), Heinz U. Lemke, PhD (D)

  • Micro-computational Anatomy
  • Physiological Modeling in Multi-computational Anatomy
  • Surgery Using Multi-computational Anatomy
  • Mathematical Foundation of Multi-disciplinary Computational Anatomy
  • Robotics and Multi-disciplinary Computational Anatomy
  • Multi-disciplinary Computational Anatomy Assisting Radiology


11th CARS Clinical Day

Chairmen: Leonard Berliner, MD (USA), Eric vanSonnenberg, MD (USA), Hubertus Feussner, MD (D)

  • Clinical Innovations in Imaging and Interventional Radiology
  • Clinical Innovations in Surgery
  • The Future: Impact of Engineering/Informatics in Radiology and Surgery
  • Computer Assisted Radiology and Minimally Invasive Therapy
  • Results of Innovative Clinical Investigations


20th IFCARS / SPIE / ISCAS Joint Workshop on the Digital Operating Room

Chairmen: Yoshihiro Muragaki, MD (J), Heinz U. Lemke, PhD (D)

  • Surgical Workflow
  • Intelligent Operating Room
  • Therapy Imaging and Model Management Systems
  • Surgical PACS
  • Interoperability, DICOM and IHE in Surgery
  • Management and Assessment of OR Systems Integration
  • Architectures of ORs and Interventional Suites