Quantitative Medical Imaging (QMI)

25 June 2013 – 26 June 2013 OSA Virtual Event

QMI provides a comprehensive scientific and engineering forum for the advancement of quantitative imaging algorithms and methods.  

Healthcare continues to seek improved quantitative medical imaging biomarkers with which to better diagnose, treat, and monitor the health of patients. The focus of the QMI meeting is to advance the science of medical imaging algorithms and systems designed to calculate objective, effective, and reproducible quantitative imaging biomarkers.

The meeting will cover both basic and applied research on image-based detection and measurement methods for all medical imaging modalities including current image acquisition methods, such as CT, X-Ray, MRI, PET, Ultrasound, Nuclear, as well as emerging biomedical image acquisition methods, such as OCT and thermography.  An emphasis will be placed on automated methods and the optimization of imaging systems and image analysis algorithms. The meeting will cover research topics relevant to optimizing imaging biomarker performance including medical imaging algorithms, such as segmentation and registration algorithms, and medical imaging physics, such as image reconstruction, quality assurance phantoms, image quality metrics, and image correction methods. Optimization of algorithm performance with respect to image modality parameters, such as fundamental imaging characteristics and radiation dose, is highly relevant to this meeting. The integration of these methodologies in Computer-Aided Detection and Diagnostic systems will also be covered.

The meeting program will mainly consist of scientific paper presentations with sufficient time allotted for Q&A and comments. Research on quantitative metrics for all imaging methods involved in patient care is sought, including but not limited to diffusion tensor imaging, CT perfusion, cardiac calcification, and the analysis of histology and pathology images. The meeting will emphasize demonstrating scientific reproducibility, thus algorithm performance challenges and open science practices will be encouraged.

Topic Categories

1. Quantitative Methods for All Medical Imaging Modalities, including
  • Computed Tomography
  • Positron Emission Tomography
  • Magnetic Resonance
  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Nuclear
  • Optical Computed Tomography

2. Quantitative Medical Imaging Algorithms, including
  • CT Lung Lesion Sizing
  • CT COPD Measurement
  • CT Cardiac Calcification Scoring
  • CT Cardiac Function
  • CT Perfusion Algorithms
  • PET SUV Measurement
  • CT and MRI Vascular Measurement
  • Diffusion Weighted Imaging MRI
  • Dynamic Contrast Enhancement MRI
  • MR Spectroscopy
  • MR Cardiac Function
  • Ultrasound Lesion Sizing
  • Ultrasound Flow
  • Ultrasound Cardiac Function
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Structural MRI

3. Quantitative Clinical Application Algorithms Areas, including
  • Computer Aided Risk Assessment
  • Computer Aided Detection
  • Computer Aided Diagnosis
  • Computer Aided Therapy Assessment

4. Automated and Semi-Automated Measurement Algorithms

5. Medical Image Reconstruction

6. Image Correction

7. Image Quality Assessment
  • Phantoms
  • Quality Metrics
Carlos Alberola-Lopez, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain, Integration of Biomechanical Properties in a Markov Random Field: Application to Myocardial Motion Estimation in Cardiomyopathy Patients, Invited

Rodrigo de Luis Garcia, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain, Quantitative Diffusion MRI in the Presence of Noise: Effects of Filtering and Fitting Technique, Invited

Jiang Hsieh, GE Healthcare, United States, Quantitative Imaging with Dual-energy CT, Invited

Khan Iftekharuddin, Old Dominion University, United States, Texture Models for Brain Tumor Segmentation , Invited

Jayender Jagadeesan, Brigham & Womens Hospital, United States, Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Breast Angiosarcoma: Results in 14 cases, Invited

Roland Kwitt, Kitware, Inc., United States, Structure Localization in Ultrasound Video, Invited

Ting-Yim Lee, Robarts Research Institute, Canada, To Be Determined, Invited

Iván Macía, Vicomtech-IK4 , Spain, Quantitative Imaging in CTA: Applications in Diagnostic, Endovascular Repair Planning and Follow-up of Aortic Aneurysms, Invited

Paulo Mendonca, GE Global Research, United States, Beyond "Dual": Multi-Material Decomposition of Spectral CT Images, Invited

Nicholas Petrick, Food and Drug Administration, United States, CT Tumor Sizing as a Quantitative Imaging Biomarker: When is Bias Relevant?, Invited

Yogesh Rathi, Brigham & Womens Hospital, United States, Diffusion Imaging based Markers of Abnormal Brain Tissue, Invited

Anthony Reeves, Cornell University, United States, A Development Methodology for Automated Measurement of Quantitative Image Biomarkers: Analysis of Chest CT Images, Invited

Melissa Suter, Harvard Medical School, Mass General Hos, United States, Optical Coherence Tomography and Lung Cancer: Increasing the Diagnostic Yield of Bronchial Biopsy, Invited

General Chairs

Ricardo Avila, Kitware, Inc., USA
Raúl San José Estépar, Brigham & Womens Hospital, USA

Program Committee

Hugo Aerts, Brigham & Womens Hospital, United States
Carlos Alberola-Lopez, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Stephen Alyward, Kitware, Inc., United States
Rajiv Gupta, Massachusetts General Hospital, United States
Khan Iftekharuddin, Old Dominion University, United States
Ron Kikinis, Brigham & Womens Hospital, United States
Paul Kinahan, University of Washington, United States
Ting-Yim Lee, Robarts Research Institute, Canada
Iván Macía, Vicomtech-IK4 , Spain
Joseph Reinhardt, University of Iowa, United States
Allen Tannenbaum, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
Bram Van Genikken, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Netherlands
Kirby Vosburgh, Brigham & Womens Hospital, United States
Carl-Fredrik Westin, Brigham & Womens Hospital, United States
Susan Wood, VIDA Diagnostics, United States
Terry Yoo, National Library of Medicine, United States

Congress Reception
Monday 24 June, 19.00 – 20.30
Join your fellow attendees for the Congress Reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.
Joint Poster Sessions
Tuesday 25, June, 16.30 – 18.00
Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. Each author is provided with a 4 ft. × 8 ft. (1.22 m × 2.44 m) board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

Quantitative Medical Imaging Techical Sessions
Techical sessions for the QMI topical meeting will take place on Tuesday 25 June & Wednesday 26 June. Attendees are welcomed and encourage to particpate any sessions taking place during the entire Congress.

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