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CARS 2015 Topics

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29th International Congress and Exhibition on Computer Assisted Radiology (CAR)
Chairman: Luis Donoso Bach, MD (E)
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
  • 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 and E-health
  • Expert Systems and Computer Assisted Education
  • Economic and Management Issues
  • Security, Legal and Ethical Aspects
  • Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
  • Open Source Software for PACS and Image Processing
  • PACS beyond Radiology (Cardiology, Endoscopy, Ophthalmology, etc.)
  • PACS/RIS/HIS Integration Issues
  • Standardization (DICOM, HL7, IHE)
  • PACS and E-Learning in Radiology and Medical Sciences

19th Annual Conference of the International Society for Computer Aided Surgery
President: Pierre Jannin, PhD (F)

  • 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
  • Postoperative Result Assessment
  • Surgical Knowledge and Decision Management
  • Decision and Action Support in Surgical Management
  • Situation Awareness in the OR
  • Surgical Skill Assessment
  • Surgical Simulation, Education and Training
  • Ergonomics, User Interfaces, Haptics and Multimodal Devices in Surgical Applications
  • Brain-Computer Interface, Neurostimulation
    Clinical specialties:
  • Computer aided surgery in neurosurgery, ENT surgery, orthopaedic and spinal surgery, cardiovascular surgery, thoracic surgery, gastroenterological surgery, gynaecological surgery, urological surgery
  • Image Guided Navigation Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery
  •  Image Guided Therapy

17th International Workshop on Computer-Aided Diagnosis
Chairman: Kunio Doi, PhD (USA)
Co-chair: Ulrich Bick, MD (D)

  • CAD for Breast, Chest, Colon, Skeletal, Liver, Brain and Vascular Imaging
  • CAD for Cancer Screening
  • CAD for 3D Imaging
  • CAD for Differential Diagnosis
  • CAD for CT, MRI, Ultrasonography, PET and Nuclear Medicine Imaging
  • CAD in Ophtalmology, Dermatology and Pathology
  • Image Databases for CAD
  • Computer Vision, ANN and Modelling
  • Computerized Detection and Characterization of Lesions in Radiological Images
  • Quantitative Analysis of Image Information
  • Visualization and Quantitation of 3D Images
  • Intelligent Workstations and Decision Support Systems
  • Observer Performance Studies and ROC Analysis
  • Clinical Evaluation and Prospective Studies
  • Image Quality Issues and Evaluation
  • CAD in PACS Environment

21st 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
  • Maxillofacial Image Post Processing
  • 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 and Multislice CT
  • Maxillofacial Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Maxillofacial Ultrasound Imaging
  • Image Fusion and Subtraction
  • 3D and 4D Imaging
  • Multi-dimensional Maxillofacial Modelling
  • Virtual Reality and Dental Robotics
  • Interoperability
  • Maxillofacial Applications in Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise

33rd International EuSoMII Meeting
President: Emanuele Neri, MD (I)

  • HORIZON 2020: research projects in imaging informatics/ICT
  • Solutions for big data management/mining
  • Personalized imaging protocols and impact on guidance to therapy
  • Personalized interventional radiology
  • Quantitative imaging biomarkers (development and clinical application)
  • Imaging biobanks (development, sustainability, clinical focus and impact)
  • Imaging databases (screening, oncology, cardiovascular, neuro, rare diseseas, etc)
  • Imaging informatics solutions to improve learning in radiology and beyond
  • Structured reporting (from basic research to clinical application)
  • Systems for radiation dose and contrast media dose monitoring
  • Teleradiology/Telemedicine (beyond radiology)
  • Clinical decision support systems (CDSS)
  • 3D image processing to improve image interpretation and diagnosis
  • PACS-CAD integration
  • Electronic Patient Record
  • Imaging informatics tools for clinical trials
  • Economics, Ethical and legal issues in imaging informatics
    Clinical applications
  • Imaging informatics in oncology
  • Imaging informatics in cardiology
  • Imaging informatics in orthopeadics
  • Imaging informatics in abdominal and gastrointestinal diseases
  • Imaging informatics in neurology

16th IFCARS / SPIE / EuSoMII / ISCAS Joint Workshop on Surgical PACS and the Digital Operating Room
Chairmen: Osman M. Ratib, MD, PhD (CH), Heinz U. Lemke, PhD (D)

  1. Surgical Workflow
  2. Intelligent Operating Room
  3. Therapy Imaging and Model Management Systems
  4. Surgical PACS
  5. DICOM and IHE in Surgery
  6. Management and Assessment of OR Systems Integration
  7. Architectures of ORs and Imaging Suites

7th EPMA / IFCARS Workshop on Personalized Medicine and ICT
Olga Golubnitschaja, MD (D), Heinz U. Lemke, PhD (D)

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

1st MMVR / IFCARS Joint Conference on Human Machine Interface
Chairmen: Ramin Shahidi, PhD (USA), Dave Warner, MD, PhD (USA) 

  • New Frontiers in Brain-Computer Interface
  • Analytical Methods for Understanding the Brain's Operation
  • Imaging Brain Function and Brain Fingerprinting
  • The Brain, Neuron-Silicon Integration, and Prosthetics
  • Advanced Prosthesis and Exo-Skeletons
  • Toward the Bionic Vision
  • Wearable/Apps for Wellness
  • Sensors and Continuous Health Intelligence
  • Sensor Acquisition and Communication Systems (SACS)
  • Standards in Transfer and Aggregation of the Clinically Designed Sensor Data
  • Standards in Sensor Data Modelling and Analysis
  • Augmented Reality as a Rehabilitation Tool 
  • Augmented Reality for Behavioural Therapy
  • Augmented Reality as a Feedback Mechanism for Wearable Wellness Data
  • Validation Standards and regulatory Clearance Issues for Human-Machine Interface
  • Ethical Issues in Brain-Computer Interface and Machine Intelligence in Medicine