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Computational and Numerical Modeling for Image-guided Therapy and Surgery

Friday, December 13, 2002, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Venue: The Old Mill Inn (Garden Room)
21 Old Mill Road Toronto, Ontario M8X 1G5
Breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m. Do come early so we can start promptly at 9:00 a.m. Lunch is also provided.

Thank you for your interest in attending this workshop but registration is now closed. If you are a co-author of a paper to be presented on the workshop and was unable to register online, kindly email us if you still wish to attend the workshop.


Programme Overview
[For details: see OCITSProgramme.pdf]

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. PAUL MILGRAM, University of Toronto, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Featured Speakers:
Dr. S. MORRY BLUMENFELD, MediTech Advisors, LLC, Israel
Dr. DAVID HAWKES, The Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine. London, UK
Dr. RUSSEL TAYLOR, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Presenters with Submitted Abstracts:
Abbas Samani, Don B. Plewes
Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Sciences Center
“Finite Element Model of MRI Image Updating for Breast Surgery”

Youngbin Cho, Juanita Crook, Akbar Beiki-Ardakani, Ivan Yeung
University Health Network
“Dosimetric Correction for the Deformation of the Prostate due to Ultrasound Probe Stand-Off in Permanent Seed Brachytherapy Using Finite Element Modeling”,

Alfred J. Weymouth, Rajiv Chopra, Michael J. Bronskill
Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Sciences Center
“Simulating Interstitial Ultrasound Thermal Therapy”
(Embedded SingleSweep3.avi - Video clip) / (Embedded WalkDith1.avi - Video clip)

Xia Wu, Arthur Worthington, John W. Hunt, Michael D. Sherar
University Health Network
“A Back-Projection Method for Accurate Modeling of the Field Distribution of a Therapeutic Acoustic Lens Transducer System”

Bryan Schaly, Jeff Kempe, Jake Van Dyk and Jerry Battista
London Regional Cancer Center
“Non-linear Image Registration Techniques to Account for Variable Anatomy in Radiation Therapy”

Mark Wachowiak, Terry Peters
Robarts Research Institute
“Similarity Metrics Based on Generalized Entropy for 2D-3D Biomedical Image Registration”

Weiguang Yao, Randy E. Ellis
Queen’s University
“Segmentation of Bones from CT Image”

Elvis Chen, Randy E. Ellis
Queen’s University
“A 3D model of the postoperative knee was constructed to study the effects of surgical implantation strategies”
(Embedded feasible.AVI - Video clip) / (Embedded SigmaF4T4Kinematics.AVI - Video clip)

Sean R. H. Davidson, Michael D. Sherar
University Health Network
“A Treatment Planning Platform for Minimally-Invasive Energy-Based Therapies”

Mihaela Pop, Sean R.H. Davidson, Michael C. Kolios, Michael D. Sherar
University Health Network
“A Finite Element Model of Radiofrequency Thermal Therapy of the Kidney”



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