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Imaging Network Ontario
3rd Annual Symposium

March 3-5, 2004

See symposium website at www.imagingnetworkontario.ca/symposium/2004/index.htm

Focus:
  Ontario Centre of Excellence in Breast Cancer Imaging Research and
  Ontario Consortium for Image-Guided Therapy and Surgery

Sponsored by:
  Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund and
  Private Sector Partners

Program: March 5, 2004
07:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
08:00 Welcome
Michael D. Sherar, PhD, Vice President, Integrated Cancer Program
London Health Sciences Centre, London
08:15 Mammography and Ultrasound Integration
Paul Carson, PhD, Director of Radiology's Division of Basic Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
09:00 The Role of Imaging in the Development of Photodynamic Therapy of Spinal Metastases from Breast Cancer
Brian C. Wilson, PhD, Head, Department of Medical Biophysics, Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto
09:20 Fusion of MRI and Ultrasound Images for Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Intervention
Donald B. Plewes, PhD, Senior Scientist, Imaging Research, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto
09:40 Development of a 3D Digital System for Breast Histopathology Imaging
Gina Clarke, MSc, Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Toronto
10:00 Coffeebreak
10:30 An Update on MR Controlled Focused Ultrasound Surgery
S. Morry Blumenfeld, PhD, Managing Director, MediTech Advisors, LLC, Israel
11:15 A Mobile C-Arm Platform for Volume CT-Guided Surgical Procedures
Jeffrey H. Siewerdsen, PhD, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto
11:35 On-Line Imaging in Precision Radiotherapy
Jerry Battista, PhD, Director of Physics Research and Education, London Regional Cancer Centre, London
11:55 3D Ultrasound & Stereo X-Ray Mammography Guided Breast Biopsy
Aaron Fenster, PhD, Director, Imaging Research Laboratories, Robarts Research Institute, London
12:15 Lunch
13:15 Imaging the Breast with Alternatives to Conventional Practice
Keith D. Paulsen, PhD, Professor of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College
14:00 An Integrated System for Cone-Beam CT Image-Guidance of High-Precision Radiotherapy
Douglas J. Moseley, PhD, Scientific Associate, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto
14:15 Dynamic Heart Model Validation: Towards Virtual Reality Training, Planning, and Guidance of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Marcin Wierzbicki, Imaging Research Laboratories, Robarts Research Institute, London
14:30 Development of Image-Guided Transurethral Thermal Therapy for Prostate Cancer
Rajiv Chopra, PhD, Research Associate, Imaging Research, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto
14:45 Developing High Frequency Ultrasound and Signal Analysis Techniques to Monitor Organ Suitability for Transplantation
Roxana Vlad, Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Toronto
15:00 Coffeebreak
15:15 Optimizing Tomosynthesis for Breast Imaging
James Mainprize, PhD, Research Associate, Imaging Research, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto
15:35 MR Imaging With Hyperpolarized Xenon: Development of a Novel Contrast Agent
Julia Wallace, PhD, Research Associate, Carleton Magnetic Resonance Facility, Carleton University, Ottawa
15:55 Doppler Optical Coherence Tomography for Monitoring Vascular Changes During Photodynamic Therapy
Maggie L. Gordon, Departments of Medical Biophysics and Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto
16:10 A New Artifact in CT: Secondary Effects of Spectral Beam Hardening in the X-ray Detector
George Hajdok, PhD, Imaging Research Labs, Robarts Research Institute, London
16:25 Validation and Comparison Non-rigid 3D Image-registration Algorithms
Ting (Jessie) Guo, MESc, Imaging Research Laboratories, Robarts Research Institute, London
16:40 Robotically Aided Prostate Brachytherapy with 3D TRUS Guidance
Zhouping Wei, PhD, Imaging Research Laboratories, Robarts Research Institute, London
16:55 Closing Remarks

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