Aims and Scope

Invited speakers


Organizing and Program Committee

Reviewing Committee

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2nd MICCAI Workshop on
Computer Vision for Intravascular and Intracardiac Imaging

in conjunction with

New York , USA
September 6 - 10, 2008

MICCAI 2006     MICCAI 2006


Workshop Date: September 10, 2008


Important Dates: .

(EXTENDED) June 15, 2008 Paper Submission
(EXTENDED) July 15, 2008 Notification to Authors
(EXTENDED) Aug 5, 2008 Final Papers due
Sept 10, 2008 Workshop


Aims and Scope

The first workshop on intravascular imaging, CVII, was held on October 6 th , 2006, in conjunction with MICCAI 2006, Copenhagen , Denmark ( CVII 2006). This will be the second in the series with the aim of bringing together researchers in the field of intravascular imaging and present state-of-the-art techniques in computer vision and image processing of intravascular images. Technological advances in intravascular imaging offer increasingly useful information regarding vascular anatomy and function and are poised to have dramatic impact on the diagnosis, analysis, modeling, and treatment of vascular diseases. Computer vision techniques designed to analyze intravascular images for anatomic modeling, simulation, visualization, tissue classification, and the assessment of interventional procedures are therefore playing an important role and are currently receiving significant interest. We invite submission of papers presenting new techniques for any aspect of computational intravascular image analysis and processing. Relevant topics for the workshop include (but are not limited to):

  • Atherosclerotic plaque image analysis, tissue characterization
  • Segmentation and anatomic modeling from CTA, IVUS, OCT, IVMR,..
  • Image-based biomechanical models of vascular anatomy and function
  • Registration and fusion of intravascular images
  • Intravascular/cardiac contrast agent image analysis applications
  • Hemodynamic image-based modeling
  • Quantification of vascular morphology and function
  • Computer-aided diagnosis of vascular disease
  • Percutaneous imaging/intervention, including IVUS, OCT, IVMR, microCT

Paper submissions are to be made electronically (via email to gozdeunalsabanciuniv.edu) in pdf format. Papers must be submitted in LNCS style, prepared for double-blind review, and may be up to 8 pages, including all references, tables and figures. Please follow the guidelines of MICCAI. Accepted papers will first appear in a Workshop CD. The organizers are working to arrange a Springer LNCS book to include selected and expanded papers from the workshop.


Invited speakers

Stéphane Carlier, MD, PhD, Cordis, Johnson & Johnson , Belgium
Dr. Stéphane Carlier, MD, PhD, Director of Intravascular Imaging & Physiology at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation® and the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). He also is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC. A recognized innovator in the field of biomedical engineering, Dr. Carlier previously worked as an interventional cardiologist in the Cardiovascular Centre in Aalst, Belgium, where he was in charge of the intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) laboratory. Dr. Carlier also worked in the catheterization laboratory at the Thoraxcentre, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, for 5 years and took part in the pioneering European clinical trials on drug-eluting stents and brachytherapy. Dr. Carlier completed medical school in 1991 at the Free University of Brussels. His internship, residency and cardiology training were performed at the St. Pierre University Hospital, also in Brussels. In 2000, Dr. Carlier defended his thesis on new processing methods of IVUS images for his PhD in bioengineering, which he earned at the Thoraxcentre, Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

Johannes Rieber, MD, Poliklinik University of Munich & Siemens, Germany
Dr. Johannes Rieber completed medical school in University of Munich. He has been in Munich and Radiology Department University of Munich; Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital; Harvard Medical School; Consultant Cardiology, Medizinische Poliklinik University of Munich. He is an Associate Professor in Medicine, University of Munich. His interest areas are cardiac CT and MR, invasive techniques in cardiology, functional measurements in the cathlab, computers in cardiology. He is a member of German Society of Internal Medicine, German Society of Cardiology, European Society of Cardiodiology (Board certified European Cardiologist), Working group on Coronary Flow and Coronary Microcirculation and Intravascular Ultrasound and Working group on Health Technology assessment and decision analysis.


Workshop Organizers

Gozde Unal, PhD,
Sabanci University
Email: gozdeunalsabanciuniv.edu
Tel: +90-216-483-9553
Web: http://vpa.sabanciuniv.edu/people/gozdeunal

Ioannis A. Kakadiaris, PhD,
University of Houston
Email: ikakadiacentral.uh.edu
Tel: +1-713-743-1255
Web: http://www.cbl.uh.edu/

Nassir Navab, PhD,
Technical University of Munich
Tel: +49-89-289-17057
Email: navabcs.tum.edu
Web: http://wwwnavab.in.tum.de/Main/NassirNavab

Milan Sonka, PhD,
University of Iowa
Tel: +1-319-335-6052
Email: milan-sonkauiowa.edu
Web: http://www.engineering.uiowa.edu/~sonka/


Organizing and Program Committee

Jolanda Wentzel, PhD, Erasmus MC, Netherlands
Andreas Wahle, PhD University of Iowa, USA
Guy Cloutier, PhD, University of Montreal, Canada
Petia Radeva, PhD, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
J.H.C. Reiber, PhD, Leiden University, Netherlands
Jouke Dijkstra, PhD, Leiden University, Netherlands
Aytul Ercil, PhD, Sabanci University, Turkey


Reviewing Committee

Roch Listz Maurice, PhD, University of Montreal , Canada
Christine Lorenz, PhD, Siemens Corporate Research , USA
Olivier Pauly, Technical University of Munich
Tom O'Donnell, PhD, Siemens Corporate Research, USA
Maximillian Baust, TUM, Germany
Ben Glocker, TUM, Germany
Christian Wachinger, TUM, Germany
Gerardo Mendizabal Ruiz, University of Houston, USA
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#Paper Title
12 Segmentation of Intravascular Ultrasound Images using Graph Search and a Novel Cost Function
13 3-D Symbolic Reconstruction of Coronary Artery Tree from Multiple Views of Rotational X-Ray Angiography
14 Multiscale Optimization for the Fast-Marching Segmentation of Three-Dimensional Intravascular Ultrasound Images
15 Quantification of Vessel Wall Motion in IVUS Pull-backs With Dense Optical Flow
19 Efficient Semi-automatic Segmentation for Creating Patient Specific Models for Virtual Environments
20 IVUS elastography of complex human coronary plaques treated by directional atherectomy: Technical issues and preliminary clinical results
21 Growth Pattern of Atherosclerotic Calcifications
22 One-Class Acoustic Characterization Applied to Contrast Agent Detection in IVUS
24 Removal of bone information in dual energy CT
25 Automatic Stent Implant Follow-up in Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Images
26 Harmonic Mapping for Flattening of Aneurysm Surfaces
27 An Alternative Approach to Spectrum-Based Atherosclerotic Plaque Characterization Techniques Using Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) Backscattered Signals
29 Detection of Coronary Calcifications Using Supervised Hierarchical Classification
30 A Heart-Centered Coordinate System for the Detection of Coronary Artery Zones in Non-Contrast Computed Tomography Data