Imaging in Medicine and Neurosciences

Part of the Long Program Geometrically Based Motions
May 21 - 24, 2001


Medical and neuro-imaging are without a doubt among the most challenging and fascinating topics of contemporary science. The possibility to improve both the state of the art in medicine and/or our understanding of the human brain using imaging modalities such as MRI, optical imaging, FMRI, CAT, PET, etc., has motivated a large number of researchers to invest significant efforts in these areas.

Fundamental problems like image registration, signal detection, surface warping, surface visualization, inter-subject registration, image segmentation, geometrical modeling and inverse problems have to be addressed in order to fully utilize visual information in medicine and brain research.

All this research is carried out by interdisciplinary teams including radiologists, engineers, mathematicians, physicists, neuroscientists, and cognitive scientists. It is the goal of this workshop to bring together these teams. In particular, the meeting will concentrate on techniques based on shape deformations and geometrically-based motions. Experts from each one of the fundamental disciplines will take part in this workshop. Tutorials and research presentations will be designed to be of interest to both new comers and experts in these fields.

Organizing Committee

Simon Cherry (University of California at Davis, Bioengineering and Molecular Imaging)
Guillermo Sapiro (University of Minnesota)
Paul Thompson (UCLA, School of Medicine)
Art Toga (UCLA, Neurology)