CARS 2024 Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery

38th International Congress and Exhibition
Barcelona, Spain, June 18 – 21, 2024
Joint Meeting of IFCARS / ISCAS / CMI / CAD-AI / IPCAI

Save the date! CARS 2025 will be taking place June 17-19, in Berlin, Germany


2nd Workshop on OR 2040

Chairs: Kevin Cleary, PhD (US), Dirk WIlhelm, MD (DE), Heinz U. Lemke, PhD (DE)

The goal of the Workshop on OR 2040 is to identify the clinical and technical requirements as well as presenting innovative projects for the next generation operating rooms. OR 2040 is a sequel to the Workshop OR 2020 but updated to reflect new trends and progress.

The following topics will be covered in this workshop:

Surgical Robotics

  • Surgical cockpit systems
  • Real time access to surgical process repositories
  • Full voice/gesture/video control
  • Intelligent (situation aware) robotic devices
  • Self-aware robots
  • Service robots
  • Methods and tools for robot performance evaluation (reproducibility, safety, etc.)

Image- and model guided interventions

  • Real time access to P2P surgical process repositories
  • Intelligent real-time data mining
  • TIMMS architecture for modelling, simulation and interventional planning and realizations
  • Real time CAD integration
  • Minimally invasive methods and tools
  • Model Based Medical Evidence (MBME)
  • Surgical (flight) recorder

Surgical/interventional informatics

  • Knowledge and decision management systems
  • Patient specific models and process modelling
  • Functional engines of a TIMMS/MIMMS architecture
  • Enterprise-wide infrastructure for interoperability of multiple locations
  • Horizontal and vertical integration of surgical and IT hubs and ORs
  • Standards for networked devices and systems
  • DICOM WG 24 and IHE Surgery

Machine intelligence in the OR

  • Relevant mathematical methods and intelligent IT tools for the OR
  • Role of human-machine collaboration in the intelligent OR and interventional suite
  • Role of situational and human modeling strategies
  • Relative impact of intelligent methods and tools on patient outcome
  • MBME tools to reduce uncertainty, bias and impact of confounding variables
  • Effect of MI tools on performance and qualification of surgical teams
  • Intelligent OR as part of an intelligent physical infrastructure

Surgical spatial infrastructure and architecture

  • The evolution of surgical technology on OR architecture design
  • Spatial needs (or infrastructure) and technical issues for the OR of the Future
  • OR of the Future (room design) - spatial flexibility criteria guidelines
  • OR logistics and integration
  • Impact on the hospital and health care systems of the future
  • Patient and staff experience considerations and design influences
  • Environmental sustainability considerations in OR design

38th International Congress and
Exhibition on Computer Assisted Radiology (CAR)

Chair: Ulrich Bick, MD (DE)

  • Medical Imaging, e.g. DR, CT, MR, Virtual Endoscopy, US, SPECT, PET and Molecular Imaging
  • Computer Assisted Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Image Processing and Visualization
  • Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers
  • Interventional Radiology
  • 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
  • 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

28th Annual Conference of the International Society for Computer Aided Surgery (ISCAS)

President: Kensaku Mori, PhD (JP)
General Secretary: Cristian A. Linte, PhD (US)

  • 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
  • Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning in Surgery
  • 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

26th International Conference on Computer-Aided Diagnosis and Artificial Intelligence (CAD-AI)

Chair: Hiroyuki Yoshida, PhD (US)

  • 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

30th Computed Maxillofacial Imaging Congress (CMI)

Chair: Christos Angelopoulos, PhD (US)

  • 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

15th Conference on Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Intervention (IPCAI)

Chairs: Raphael Sznitman, PhD (CH), Nicolas Padoy, PhD (FR), Stamatia Giannarou, PhD (GB)

  • 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

25th IFCARS / SPIE / ISCAS Joint Workshop on the Digital Operating Room (DOR)

Chairs: Yoshihiro Muragaki, MD (JP), Heinz U. Lemke, PhD (DE), Kevin Cleary, PhD (US)

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

7th ISCAS / CAD / IFCARS Joint Symposium on Multidisciplinary Computational Anatomy (MCA)

Chairs: Makato Hashizume, MD (JP), Hiroyuki Yoshida, PhD (US), Mario A. Cypko, PhD (DE)

  • 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

16th CARS Clinical Day

Chairs: Leonard Berliner, MD (US), Eric vanSonnenberg, MD (US), Javier Herrero Jover, MD (ES)

  • 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

Save the date: CARS 2025 will be taking place June 17-19, in Berlin, Germany