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CARS 2013

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Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
CARS 2013
June 26th - 29th, Heidelberg, Germany


Deadline for abstract/paper submission: 10th January 2013

27th International Congress and Exhibition on Computer Assisted Radiology
Chairman: Stanley Baum, MD (USA)
Co-chair: Hans-Peter Meinzer, PhD (D)

  • 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, E-health and Multimedia EPR
  • Expert Systems and Computer Assisted Education
  • Economic and Management Issues
  • Security, Legal and Ethical Aspects

17th Annual Conference of the International Society for Computer Aided Surgery
President: Makoto Hashizume, MD (J)

  • Computer Applications for e.g. Neurosurgery, Head and Neck, Orthopaedics, Ear Nose and Throat, Cardiovascular and Thoracoabdominal Surgery, and Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery
  • Image Guided Therapy
  • Image Processing and Visualization
  • Surgical Robotics and Instrumentation
  • Surgical Navigation
  • Surgical Simulation
  • 3D Modelling and Rapid Prototyping
  • Postoperative Result Assessment
  • Surgical Education and Training
  • Haptics and Multimodal Devices in Medical Applications
  • Methods of Validation and Verification
  • Computer-Assisted Planning
  • Knowledge and Decision Management
  • Navigated Control
  • Surgical Workplace – Ergonomics

15th 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
  • 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

19th 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

31st International EuroPACS Meeting
President: Emanuele Neri, MD (I)

  • PACS Architecture and Workflow
  • PACS Workstation Design and Ergonomics
  • PACS Integration in Surgical and Interventional Suites
  • PACS-CAD Integration
  • Open Source Software for PACS and Image Processing
  • PACS beyond Radiology (Cardiology, Endoscopy, Ophthalmology, etc.)
  • Image Distribution, Storage and Archiving Strategies
  • PACS/RIS/HIS Integration Issues
  • Regional PACS and Teleradiology
  • Standardization (DICOM, HL7, IHE)
  • PACS and E-Learning in Radiology and Medical Sciences
  • Tablets in Radiology
  • Managing Dose Information in PACS
  • Structured Reporting

14th CARS / SPIE / EuroPACS / ISCAS 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
  • Therapy Imaging and Model Management Systems
  • Surgical PACS
  • DICOM and IHE in Surgery
  • Management and Assessment of OR Systems Integration
  • Architectures of ORs and Imaging Suites

5th 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