CIBT 2010

MICCAI 2010 Workshop on Computational Imaging Biomarkers for Tumors: From Qualitative to Quantitative - September 20, 2010



Imaging plays an important role in the management of tumors, including lesion detection, quantification and classification, decision-making for treatment planning, and assessment of response to treatment. Mass information is visually presented in images while crucial information for clinical decision-making is expressed by types of imaging biomarkers, which reflect key aspects of the presence and progression of tumors. Validation and standardization of relevant biomarkers is required to 1) guide clinical management for individual patients and 2) coordinate large-scale clinical trials of novel therapeutic agents among multiple centers. For researchers, it is important to not only find the proper association between imaging biomarkers and clinical endpoints, but also extract and quantify imaging biomarkers in an objective, efficient and reliable way.

Aims and Scope

The 1-day workshop aims to report the latest progress and development on computational methods, tools and procedures for the extraction and quantification of imaging biomarkers, with the specific application in tumor management. The scope of the workshop includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  • Robust 3-D tumor volumetry;
  • Imaging-based tumor grading, classification and differentiation;
  • Pattern recognition and data mining in the analysis of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) for tumor;
  • Quantitative analysis of FDG-PET/CT for tumor;
  • Quantitative analysis of functional MRI (dynamic contrast-enhanced, diffusion-weighted and perfusion) for tumor;
  • Matching strategies for multi-modality tumor imaging;
  • Validation and clinical application of quantitative imaging biomarkers in tumor management;
  • Open medical image databases for validation of imaging biomarkers.

Important Dates

Workshop date:
September 20, 2010
Paper submission due:
June 8, 2010
June 18, 2010
Notification of acceptance:
July 13, 2010
Final camera-ready paper:
August 1, 2010

Workshop program

CIBT 2010 Program

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