UI Hosts Quantitative and Functional Lung Imaging Meeting

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Univesity of Iowa News Release

Scientists from around the world will meet Oct. 2-4 at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Convention Center to discuss the latest developments in lung imaging, including the use of CT, MRI and PET.

The International Summit on the Future of Quantitative and Functional Lung Imaging is organized by UI radiology professors Edwin van Beek, M.D., Ph.D., and Eric Hoffman, Ph.D., in conjunction with international and local scientists. The meeting will highlight multidisciplinary approaches for advancing lung imaging, including modeling, building clinical studies databases and establishing international standards to assess effectiveness of new treatments.

Members of the local organizing committee include Milan Sonka, professor and departmental executive officer of electrical and computer engineering and co-director of the Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging; Joseph Reinhardt, Donald E. Bently Faculty Fellow of Engineering, associate professor of biomedical engineering, and image analysis group leader at the Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging; and Chin-long Lin, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering and faculty research engineer at IIHR - Hydroscience & Engineering.

For more information visit http://www.i-clic.org/conferences/futurelung2008/program.html or contact Ann Thompson at 319-356-1381, ann-thompson@uiowa.edu, or Edwin van Beek at 319-384-6133, edwin-vanbeek@uiowa.edu.