2011

The 4th Image Guided Therapy Workshop was successfully held on October 12-13, 2011 in Arlington, VA, with 115 registered attendees from the NIH funded research community. The program was divided into 7 oral sessions and a poster session. It included 28 invited talks by thought leaders in the field, and 54 poster presentations.

Proceedings of the Workshop are available for download (in pdf format)  here.

Program

Wednesday, October 12

  • 10am: Advanced Multimodality Image Guided Operating (AMIGO) Suite. Ferenc Jolesz, MD, PI NCIGT, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
  • 10:30am-12noon: Session I: Prostate Interventions (Session Chair: Clare Tempany, MD)12-1pm: Working Lunch for NIH Program Officers and Investigators
    • TANDEM-ROBOT ASSISTED LAPAROSCOPIC RADICAL PROSTATECTOMY (T-RALP), Misop Han, MD, John Hopkins University
    • BIOPSY TRACKING AND MRI FUSION TO ENHANCE IMAGING OF CANCER WITHIN THE PROSTATE, Daniel Margolis, MD, UCLA
    • MR-GUIDED PROSTATE BIOPSY AND BRACHYTHERAPY, Kristy Brock, PhD, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto
  • 1-3pm: Session II: Optical Imaging (Session Chair: David Boas, PhD)3-3:30pm: BREAK
    • INTRAOPERATIVE OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY FOR ASSESSING TUMOR MARGINS AND LYMPH NODE STATUS DURING BREAST CANCER SURGERY, Stephen Boppart, MD, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    • REFLECTANCE CONFOCAL MICROSCOPY OF SHAVE BIOPSY WOUNDS IN PATIENTS WITH SKIN CANCER: FEASIBILITY OF INTRA-OPERATIVE MAPPING OF TUMOR MARGINS, Milind Rajadhyaksha, PhD, Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research
    • 3D OPTICAL IMAGING AND DIGITAL XRAY OF BREAST LESIONS, David Boas, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
    • IN VIVO DETECTION OF NEOPLASIA IN THE DIGESTIVE TRACT, Thomas D. Wang, MD, PhD, University of Michigan
  • 3:30-4:30pm: Session III: Small Business Innovations in Image Guided Therapy (Session Chair: Keyvan Farahani, PhD)
    • MR-GUIDED LASER ABLATION, Roger McNichols, PhD (Vice President, Visualase, Houston, TX)
    • FAST, EASY, AND ACCURATE 3D ULTRASOUND GUIDANCE FOR SURGICAL NEEDLE ABLATION, Sharif Razzaque, PhD (Chief Technology Officer, InnerOptic Technology, Inc., Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
    • IMAGE GUIDED INTERVENTIONAL ULTRASOUND ABLATION AND RADIATION THERAPY, Clif Burdette, PhD, CEO Acoustic MedSystems
  • 4:30-6pm: Session IV: Thermal Imaging (Session Chair: Nathan McDannold, PhD)6.15pm: Poster Session and Reception
    • PROSPECTIVE 3D TREATMENT PLANNING FOR MR-GUIDED LASER INDUCED THERMAL THERAPY, Jason Stafford, PhD, University of Texas MS, Anderson Cancer Center
    • IMPROVED MRI TEMPERATURE IMAGING USING A SUBJECT-SPECIFIC BIOPHYSICAL MODEL, Dennis Parker, PhD, University of Utah
    • NONINVASIVE ESTIMATION OF TEMPERATURE CHANGE USING PULSE-ECHO ULTRASOUND: IN VIVO RESULTS, Emad Ebbini, PhD, University of Minnesota
    • FOCUSED ULTRASOUND OF THE LIVER DURING FREE BREATHING, Kim Butts-Pauly, PhD, Stanford

Thursday, October 13

  • 8:30-10am: Session V: Cardiac Imaging for Intervention (Session Chair: Ehud Schmidt, PhD)10am: BREAK
    • REALTIME MRI-GUIDED CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTION, Robert Lederman, PhD, NHLBI
    • CLINICAL EVALUATION OF AN ULTRASOUND BASED IMAGING SYSTEM FOR GUIDING CARDIAC ABLATION, Patrick Wolf, PhD, Duke
    • MRI GUIDED EP ABLATION, Henry Halperin, MD, Johns Hopkins
    • 5D IMAGE GUIDED CARDIAC ABLATION THERAPY, David Holmes, PhD, Mayo Clinic
  • 10:30-12pm: Session VI: Abdominal Interventions (Session Chair: Kemal Tuncali, MD)12-1pm: Poster Session and Lunch
    • 3T MRI FOR ABDOMINAL INTERVENTIONS AND COMPUTERIZED MONITORING OF CRYOABLATION, Kemal Tuncali, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medial School
    • US-GUIDED ABDOMINAL SURGERY, Michael Choti, MD, Johns Hopkins Surgery
    • DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTRABILIARY MRI-MONITORED LOCAL AGENT DELIVERY TECHNIQUE: TOWARD MR/RF-ENHANCED CHEMOTHERAPY OF MALIGNANT BILIARY OBSTRUCTIONS, Xiaoming Yang, MD,PhD, University of Washington
  • 1-2pm: KEYNOTE: MOLECULAR MEDICINE AND IMAGING SCIENCE: FOCUS ON IMAGE-GUIDED INTERVENTIONS, Belinda Seto, PhD, Deputy Director NIBIB
  • 2-2:30pm: STIMULATED RAMAN SCATTERING MICROSCOPY: LABEL FREE MOLECULAR IMAGING FOR MEDICINE, Sunney Xie, PhD, Harvard University
  • 2:30-3pm: BREAK
  • 3-3:30pm: NCI Programs in Image-Guided Interventions, Keyvan Farahani, PhD, NCI
  • 3:30-5pm: Session VII: Imaging for Gynecologic Cancers Radiation Therapy (Session Chair: Akila Viswanathan, MD)5pm: ADJOURN
    • IMAGE-GUIDED GYNECOLOGIC BRACHYTHERAPY, Akila Viswanathan, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medial School
    • INTRA-TUMORAL METABOLIC HETEROGENEITY OF CERVICAL CANCER, Perry Grigsby, MD, Washington University, St Louis
    • IGT FOR CERVIX CANCER USING DYNAMIC CONTRAST ENHANCED AND DIFFUSION WEIGHTED MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, Nina Mayr, MD, Ohio State University
    • UTILITY OF PREOPERATIVE FERUMOXTRAN-10 MRI TO EVALUATE RETROPERITONEAL LYMPH NODE METASTASIS IN ADVANCED CERVICAL CANCER: RESULTS OF ACRIN 6671/GOG 0233, Mostafa Atri, MD, Sunnybrook and Women's College, University of Toronto

Speaker Presentations

Program Committee

  • Ferenc Jolesz, MD, General Chair
  • Clare Tempany, MD, General Chair
  • Tina Kapur, PhD, Program Chair
  • Ron Kikinis, MD
  • Alexandra Golby, MD
  • Sandy Wells, PhD
  • Nathan McDannold, PhD
  • Greg Clement, PhD
  • Ehud Schmidt, PhD
  • Kemal Tuncali, MD
  • Noby Hata, PhD
  • Akila Viswanathan, MD
  • Abraham Levy, PhD, NCRR
  • John Haller, PhD, NIBIB
  • Keyvan Farahani, PhD, NCI

Registered Attendees as of October 7, 2011

1. Miguel Valdivia y Alvarado :: Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute
2. Stephan Anderson :: Boston University
3. Anthony Apicelli :: Washington University School of Medicine
4. Mostafa Atri :: University of New Hampshire
5. Mahdi Azizian :: Children's National Medical Center
6. James Beckett :: Philips Healthcare
7. Alana Beres :: Children's National Medical Center
8. Jerry Bieszczad :: Creare Incorporated
9. Walter Block :: University of Wisconsin-Madison
10. David Boas :: Massachusetts General Hospital
11. Stephen Boppart :: University of Illinois
12. Kristy Brock :: Princess Margaret Hospital University of Toronto
13. Everette C Burdette :: Acoustic MedSystems, Inc.
14. Edward Butler :: Houston Methodist Hospital Physicians Organization
15. Kim Butts Pauly :: Stanford University
16. Jacek Capala :: National Institutes of Health
17. Elvis Chen :: Robarts Research Institution
18. Michael Choti :: Johns Hopkins University
19. Gregory Clement :: Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
20. Carl Colombi :: GE Healthcare
21. Antonio Damato :: Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
22. Katherine Davenport :: Children's National Medical Center
23. Jim Deye :: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
24. Emad Ebbini :: University of Minnesota
25. Jan Egger :: University Hospital Of Marburg Germany
26. Jacqueline Esthappan :: Washington University School of Medicine
27. Stephanie Eyerly :: Duke University
28. Fabiola Fernandez-Gutierrez :: Institute for Medical Science And Technology-University Of Dundee
29. Keyvan Garahani :: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
30. Andriy Gedorov :: Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
31. John Gerut :: GE Healthcare
32. Barry Getics :: Robin Medical, Inc.
33. Behnood Gholami :: Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
34. Neil Glossop :: Philips Healthcare
35. Perry Grigsby :: Mallinckrodt Institute
36. David Guentes :: MD Anderson Cancer Center
37. John Haller :: NIBIB/National Institutes of Health
38. Henry Halperin :: Johns Hopkins University
39. Ryan Halter :: Dartmouth College
40. Misop Han :: Johns Hopkins University
41. Tiancheng He :: Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute
42. David Holmes :: Mayo Clinic
43. Yanle Hu :: Washington University School of Medicine
44. Zhibin Huang :: East Carolina University
45. Nicusor Iftimia :: Physical Sciences Inc.
46. Jayender Jagadeesan :: Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
47. Ferenc Jolesz :: Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
48. Tina Kapur :: Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
49. Pierre Khuri-Yakub :: Stanford University
50. Ron Kikinis :: Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
51. Peter Kim :: Children's National Medical Center
52. Alexander Klibanov :: University of Virginia
53. Pencilla Lang :: Robarts Research Institution
54. Bjorg Larson :: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
55. Andras Lasso :: Laboratory for Percutaneous Surgery Queen's University
56. Kim Lawson :: Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
57. Robert Lederman :: National Heart Lung And Blood Institute
58. Abraham Levy :: NCRR/National Institutes of Health
59. Yubo Lu :: Johns Hopkins University
60. Daniel Margolis :: UCLA
61. Nina Mayr :: Ohio State University
62. Alan McLaughlin :: NIBIB/National Institutes of Health
63. Roger McNichols :: Visualase Inc.
64. Yanfeng Meng :: University of Washington
65. Azadeh Moini :: Stanford University
66. Mehdi Moradi :: Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
67. Kishwer Nehal :: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
68. Lauren O'Donnell :: Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
69. Diego Olego :: Philips Healthcare
70. Daniel Orringer :: Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
71. Li Pan :: Siemens Corporation
72. Dennis Parker :: University of Utah
73. Allison Payne :: University of Utah
74. Terry Peters :: Robarts Research Institution
75. Peter Pinto :: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
76. Milind Rajadhyaksha :: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
77. Sharif Razzaque :: InnerOptic Technology Inc.
78. Maryam Rettmann :: Mayo Clinic
79. Richard Robb :: Mayo Clinic
80. Ehud Schmidt :: Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
81. Belinda Seto :: NIBIB/National Institutes of Health
82. Sam Song :: Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
83. Jason Stafford :: MD Anderson Cancer Center
84. Po Su :: Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute
85. Manana Sukhareva :: NIBIB/National Institutes of Health
86. Pushpa Tandon :: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
87. Thomas Tang :: Philips Healthcare
88. Clare Tempany :: Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
89. Radhika Tibrewal :: Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
90. Junichi Tokuda :: Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
91. Kanokpis Townamchai ::
92. Kemal Tuncali :: Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
93. Paweena U-Thainual :: Johns Hopkins University
94. Srirama Venkataraman :: Philips Healthcare
95. Bhadrasain Vikram :: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
96. Akila Viswanathan :: Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
97. Thomas Wang :: University of Michigan
98. William Wells :: Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
99. Mark Wilson :: University of California San Francisco
100. Patrick Wolf :: Duke University
101. John Wolfgang :: Massachusetts General Hospital
102. Rosemary Wong :: National Institutes of Health
103. Xiaoliang Xie :: Harvard University
104. Di Xu :: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
105. Atsushi Yamada :: Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
106. Xiaoming Yang :: University of Washington

The Fourth Image-Guided Therapy workshop sponsored by the National Center for Image Guided Therapy (NCIGT), the Neuroimage Analysis Center (NAC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which will be held on October 12-13, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza National hotel, Arlington VA. The topic for this workshop is "Advanced Imaging Technologies and Methods for Image Guided Therapy" and the goal is to learn about state of the art and future trends in imaging for therapy. The chairs of this workshop are Drs. Ferenc Jolesz and Clare Tempany of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The program for this workshop includes a single track of invited scientific talks by thought-leaders in the field, as well as a poster session based on abstract submissions. The talks will be divided into sessions that focus on imaging advances for prostate, cardiac, abdominal, and gynecological interventions, as well as on techniques for optical and thermal imaging across clinical specialities.

Fourth NCIGT and NIH Image Guided Therapy Workshop Announcement

The overall goal of this workshop series is to asses the current needs and opportunities in the field of image-guided interventions and NCIGT’s role as a national center in relation to the greater IGT community. Similar to previous workshops in this series, we expect attendance by the members of the academia, industry, and federal agencies interested in the field of image-guided interventions.

NCIGT is a national resource center in image-guided therapy that is funded jointly by two NIH institutes: NCRR and NIBIB. In addition, funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by Grant# R13 CA 139764 from the National Cancer Institute. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Call for Poster Abstracts Prospective attendees are encouraged to submit abstracts describing their research in image-guided therapy for consideration of exhibition in the Poster Sessions of the workshop. Please note that the abstracts will be published in a workshop proceedings and made available publicly on the workshop website, so please do not submit material that is not ready for public dissemination.

Authors should organize the abstract to include Title, Author(s), Affliation(s), and four sections: Purpose, Methods, Results, and Conclusions, identified by bold headers. The character count for the Purpose, Methods, Results, and Conclusions should be 2500. Submissions may be made by sending your abstract as a single page pdf format attachment to ncigt workshop posters mailing list. Abstracts will be considered on a rolling basis starting Monday, August 29, 2011 until Monday, October 3, 2011. All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee of the workshop for scientific merit and program relevance. Submitting authors will be notified of the result of the abstract review within two weeks of submission, starting Tuesday September 13, 2011.

Each accepted abstract will be presented at the meeting by the author(s) using a printed poster (23"x33" Portrait format).

We are pleased to offer travel (airfare and hotel) reimbursement of upto $750 each and waiver of registration fee for select junior investigators, students, and underrepresented researchers. Selection criteria will be scientific merit of the submission, as determined by the Program Committee. To apply for this reimbursement and/or waiver, please send an email along with your submission, and we will notify you of your selection for these funds along with your acceptance decision, within 2 weeks of your submission. PLEASE NOTE THAT ACCEPTANCES WILL BE ON A ROLLING BASIS, SO PLEASE SUBMIT EARLY TO MAXIMIZE YOUR CHANCES FOR THESE FUNDS.


For questions please us.

Important Dates

  • Registration opens: Monday, August 22, 2011 Click here to register. The registration fee is $260.
    • Abstract submissions open: Monday, August 29, 2011 Submit, in pdf format, upto 2500 character abstract that fits in a single page to ncigt workshop posters mailing list. It should include a Title, Author(s) and Affiliations, Purpose, Methods, Results, and Conclusions, identified by bold headers
    • Abstract acceptance decisions: Every Tuesday beginning September 13 (Acceptances will be announced every week on a rolling basis until the workshop).
    • The workshop: October 12-13, 2011

    Venue

    Crowne Plaza Hotel Washington National Airport
    1480 South Crystal Drive
    Arlington, VA 22202
    703.416.1600

    To reserve a room online, please click here to reach the Crowne Plaza Online Hotel Reservation Desk, or call 1-800-2CROWNE and refer to the 'Image Guided Therapy' block. Rooms are being held forRegistration

    To register for the workshop, please click here. The registration fee is $260.