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Multispectral Imaging in Medicine - Tutorial at MICCAI 2007


Multispectral Imaging in Medicine

Tutorial at MICCAI 2007
29 October 2pm-5pm
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

MICCAI 2007's extensive scientific program (http://www.miccai2007.org/) 
is complemented this year by a number of workshops and tutorials. We are 
pleased to be given the opportunity to present a tutorial on 
Multispectral Imaging in Medicine, and invite you to participate.

Optical imaging is an increasingly important investigative tool in 
biosciences and medicine, but is often overshadowed by the more 
traditional modalities (x-ray, MRI, ultrasound). Traditional tricolor 
(RGB) imaging can provide us with excellent spatial resolution, but is 
an impoverished representation of the full spectral properties of the 
tissue, acquiring images in only three broad spectral bands. Recent 
advances in technology have made multispectral imaging - where a much 
larger number of spectral bands are collected - a realistic possibility 
for many biomedical applications. A variety of pathologies lead to 
significant changes in the spectral properties of tissues, including 
angiogenesis (increase in blood supply) and neoplasia (abnormal 
proliferation of cells) in epithelial cancers; blood oxygenation in a 
variety of tissues; and diabetic retinopathies which can cause blindness 
if left untreated. In these tissues, light is able to penetrate deeply 
enough to yield valuable diagnostic information, and multispectral 
imaging is a potentially valuable tool that has not yet been widely 
recognised by the wider medical imaging community.

In this tutorial, we will introduce the key ideas behind multispectral 
imaging - from fundamental physics, through image acquisition and data 
preprocessing, to visualisation, image segmentation and quantitative 
analysis. The talks will emphasize biomedical applications throughout, 
and will highlight some of the open questions facing the community. 
Comprehensive notes will be provided by all speakers.

For further information, see the tutorial web pages at

Or contact the co-organisers
	Ela Claridge - E.Claridge@cs.bham.ac.uk
	Iain Styles  - I.B.Styles@cs.bham.ac.uk

To reserve your place at this tutorial, please register at the MICCAI07 
website, http://www.miccai2007.org/

Key topics:

* Physical origins and perception of color
* Benefits of multispectral imaging
   - Application in medicine and biosciences
* Image acquisition and preprocessing
   - Overview of imaging technologies
   - Calibration
* Algorithms for multispectral data
   - Dimensionality reduction techniques
   - Visualization
* Segmentation and Classification
   - Clustering techniques
   - Optimal filters for segmentation
* Quantitative Analysis
   - Prior knowledge for model construction
   - Extraction of tissue properties from multispectral images

Confirmed speakers:
* Elli Angelopoulou (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)
* Jens Michael Carstensen (Technical University of Denmark/Videometer A/S)
* Ela Claridge (University of Birmingham, UK)
* Markku Hauta-Kasari (University of Joensuu, Finland)
* Iain Styles (University of Birmingham, UK)