VBC - 90 Preliminary Conference Announcement

Ronald Arkin arkin at pravda
Mon Feb 19 09:37:15 EST 1990

                             VBC '90

                 Georgia Institute of Technology
               Emory University School of Medicine
                            host the

                      First  Conference  on
             Visualization  in Biomedical  Computing

                         May 22-25, 1990

                     RITZ-CARLTON  BUCKHEAD
                        ATLANTA, GEORGIA



The goal of the First Conference on Visualization in Biomedical Computing 
(VBC) is to help define and promote the emerging science of visualization 
by bringing together a multidisciplinary, international group of researchers,
scientists, engineers, and toolmakers engaged in all aspects of scientific 
visualization in general, and visualization in biomedical computing in 


Visualization in scientific and engineering research is a rapidly emerging
discipline aimed at developing approaches and tools to facilitate the inter-
pretation of, and interaction with, large amounts of data, thereby allowing
researchers to "see" and comprehend, in a new and deeper manner, the systems
they are studying. Examples of approaches to scientific visualization include
the dynamic presentation of information in three dimensions, development of
dynamic methods to interact with and manipulate multidimensional data, and
development of models of visual perception that enhance interpretive and 
decision-making processes. Examples of visualization tools include graphics
hardware and software to graphically display and animate information, as well
as environments that facilitate human-machine interaction for the interpreta-
tion of complex systems. Examples of applications of visualization in biomed-
ical computing include presentation of anatomy and physiology in 3D, animated
representation of the dynamics of fluid flow, and graphical rendering of bio-
molecular structures and their interactions.


The presentations, discussions, and interactions by and between participants
will be of interest to scientists, engineers, medical researchers, clini-
cians, psychologists, and students interested in various aspects of visualiza-


Alliance for Engineering in Medicine and Biology
American Association of Physicists in Medicine
Emory-Georgia Tech Biomedical Technology Research Center
Emory University School of Medicine
Georgia Institute of Technology
IEEE CS Technical Committee on Computer Graphics
IEEE Computer Society
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering
International Medical Informatics Association
National Science Foundation

                    TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

Gabor Herman, Co-chair, University of Pennsylvania
Ed Catmull, Co-chair, PIXAR

Albert Badre, Gerogia Institute of Technology
Samuel Dwyer, University of Kansas
Richard Feldmann, National Institutes of Health 
Elliot Fishman, John Hopkins Hospital
Henry Fuchs, University of North Carolina
Richard Gregory, University of Bristol
Pat Hanrahan, Princeton University
H.K. Huang, University of California at Los Angeles
Arie Kaufman, SUNY at Stony Brook
Marc Levoy, University of North Carolina
Bruce McCormick, Texas A&M University
Calvin Nodine, University of Pennsylvania
Terry Peters, Nontreal Neurological Institute
Steve Pizer, University of North Carolina
Richard Robb, Mayo Clinic
Azriel Rosenfeld, University of Maryland
Perry Sprawls, Emory University School of Medicine
Jayaram Udupa, Universit of Pennsylvania
Michael Vannier, Washington University School of Medicine

                    EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Norberto Ezquerra, Chair, Georgia INstitute of Technology
Ernest Garcia, Co-chair, Emory University School of Medicine
Ronald Arkin, Co-chair, Georgia Institute of Technology

                       OVERVIEW OF VBC 90

The technical program of VBC 90 will consist of: 

     o   One day of tutorial courses by leading experts 
     o   A plenary session highlighting invited speakers 
     o   Two parallel tracks of contributed papers representing both 
         theoretical and application areas of visualization in biomedical 
     o   A series of panels on issues of controversy or of current interest, 
         open for discussions among all attendees 
     o  Technical exhibits by numerous commercial vendors of visualization 

The remainder of the VBC 90 program includes continental
breakfast each morning, refreshment breaks each day, an evening
reception, and dinner accompanied by a laser show at Stone
Mountain.  Registrants who wish to do so may also obtain
continuing medical education credit.  A tear-off registration
panel is included with this program announcement.

TUTORIALS  Tutorial courses take place Tuesday May 22 from 8 AM
through 6:30 PM.  Each course lasts one half-day (approximately
four hours) and there are a total of four courses offered from
which each registrant can choose two.  The four tutorials are:

          Morning                       Afternoon
     Tu1a Volume Rendering         Tu2a Biomedical Visualization 
     Tu1b Human Visual Performance Tu2b Stereoscopic Visualization 


PLENARY SESSION Invited papers will be presented during the first
morning session (W1) Wednesday at 8:30 AM.  The distinguished
speakers and their respective talks are:

          Dr. HENRY FUCHS, University of North Carolina 
          Future High-Speed Systems for Biomedical Visualization

          Dr. RICHARD FELDMANN, National Institutes of Health
          Visualizing The Very Small: Molecular Graphics 

TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS  Two parallel tracks of contributed
papers will be offered, representing diverse theoretical and
applications-related research topics in biomedical visualization. 
The presentation topics and their respective sessions are
organized as follows:

     o  Volume Visualization (W2a)
     o  Biomedical Applications I: Cells, Molecules, and Small Systems (W2b)
     o  Models of Visualization (W3a)
     o  Computer Vision in Visualization I: Segmentation (W3b)
     o  Artificial Intelligence and Inexact Visualization (T1a)
     o  Biomedical Applications II: Cardiovascular system (T1b)
     o  Visual Perception (T2a)
     o  Biomedical Applications III: Flow and MRI Studies (T2b)
     o  Human-Machine Interfaces (T3a)
     o  Systems and Approaches I: System Design (T3b)
     o  Systems and Approaches II: Algorithms (F1a)
     o  Computer Vision II: Analysis of Imagery II (F1b)
     o  Mathematical and Computational Models (F2a)
     o  Biomedical Applications IV: Treatment Planning (F2b)
     o  Visualization in Medical Education and General Applications (F3a)
     o  Biomedical Applications V: Tools and Techniques (F3b)


PANELS Two concurrent panels will take place on the afternoons of
both Wednesday and Thursday.  The panels are: 

Wednesday Afternoon
     o  Surface Versus Volume Rendering (W4a)
     o  Chaos and Fractals in Electroencephalography (W4b)
Thursday Afternoon
     o  The Role of 3D Visualization in Radiology and Surgery (T4a)
     o  Visualization in the Neurosciences (T4b)



Tuesday May 22: 

7:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Tutorial Registrants

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM:  REGISTRATION
Registration will take place Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and
Friday from 7 AM until 7 PM in the Prefunction Area of the Ritz-
Carlton Buckhead Hotel.

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM:  TUTORIALS

All tutorials will take place on Tuesday May 22; morning
tutorials will take place from 8 AM through 12:30 PM and
afternoon tutorials from 2PM through 6:30 PM, each with a half-
hour break.  Each tutorial consists of a four-hour intensive
course on various topics of importance in visualization science,
conducted by well-recognized experts and leading researchers . 
Each registrant may sign up for two tutorials (one in the morning
and one in the afternoon).  The fee includes a full set of course
notes and refreshments breaks (and continental breakfast for
morning courses).  4 hours of CME credit is offered for those who
wish to obtain course credit.  The tutorial courses offered are
as follows:

TU1a: Volume Visualization (8:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Description: This tutorial is designed to provide the attendee with a 
             technical overview of new methods for visualizing 3D data. 
             Emphasis will be on algorithms, not on applications, and the 
             format will be designed to facilitate comparisons between 
Instructors: Dr. Marc Levoy, University of North Carolina; William Lorensen, 
             General Electric, Pat Hanrahan, Princeton University, 
             Karl-Heinz Hoenhe, Univ. Hosp. Eppendorf, Hamburg

TU1b: Human Visual Performance Evaluation (8:00 AM - 12:30 PM) 

Description: This tutorial will start with a review of the perception of 
             contrast and boundaries in images.  Current theories of object 
             recognition will then be considered.  The recognition of objects 
             by human observers will be discussed in the context of medical 
             images.  The Rose-DeVries signal-to-noise ratio model for object 
             detection and its application to medical imaging will be 
             described.  This model is linked to decision theory through 
             receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis.  The 
             fundamentals of ROC analysis will be presented.  The use of ROC 
             analysis to describe the detection of real objects embedded in
             pictorial surrounds will be illustrated and compare with other 
             methods for evaluating the observer performance. Illustrations 
             will be drawn mainly from medical imaging with an emphasis on 
             recent work aimed   at the evaluation of television based image
             display consoles.  The development of perceptually relevant
             displays and perceptually interactive displays will also be 
Instructor:  Dr. Harold Kundel, University of Pennsylvania
2:00 PM - 6:30 PM:  TUTORIALS

TU2a: Visualization of Biomedical Data: Principles and Algorithms 
      (2:00 PM - 6:30 PM)

Description: Multidimensional image data pertaining to biomedical 
             structures are currently obtainable from a variety of sources
             including histological sections, receptor studies, 
             heyrophysiological experiments, and tomographic scanners. 
             Visualization of these structures using computer display 
             technology is at present a very active field whose outcome has
             direct consequences in a number of biomedical disciplines. 
             The purpose of this tutorial is to describe systematically
             the basic principles and algorithms underlying the commonly-used
             visualization techniques. The topics covered will include: 
             scene processing (filtering, interpolation, segmentation), 
             slice imaging (reslicing, histogram equalization), surface
             rendering (surface formation, hidden-surface removal, shading),
             volume rendering (classification, rendering via ray-casting and
             voxel projection), and interactive manipulation and mensuration
             of structures. The principles will be described in a unified
             framework with ample examples. Some familiarity with computer
             graphics and image processing is helpful but not required to
             understand the material. 
Instructor:  Dr. Jayaram Udupa, University of Pennsylvania

TU2B: Stereoscopic Visualization Techniques  (2:00 PM - 6:30 PM)

Description: The proper display and generation of stereoscopic images involves
             many special considerations and constraints.  The course will be 
             divided into two basic parts:  a general introduction to 
             stereoscopic display, and a discussion of the application of 
             stereoscopic display to specific medical imaging tasks.  Included
             in the general introduction will be material on presentation of 
             images, proper techniques for the generation of left and 
             right-eye perspective views, current methods for presentation of
             steroscopic images, and several methods for depth-enhancement of 
             true three-dimensional display that are alternatives to standard 
             stereoscopic display. The applications section of the course 
             deals with three aspects of the use of a stereoscopic 
             radiographic device in a clinical environment. The first is an 
             elaboration, by the development team for a new generation of 
             sterescopic fluoroscopic/digital angiographic device, of the 
             technical problems encountered during the development of such 
             an instrument, and the means used to address these aspects. The
             second part deals with an objective assessment of the spatial 
             accuracy of a stereoscopic workstation designed to manipulate 
             and display stereoscopic images from a digital subtraction 
             angiography (DSA) system. Finally, we discuss the use of the 
             stereoscopic DSA unit and the workstation in the clinical 
             stereotactic neurosurgeryenvironment.
Instructors: Dr. Larry Hodges, Georgia Institute of Technology
             Dr. Terry Peters, Montreal Neuorological Institute


7:00 AM - 7:00 PM:  REGISTRATION 

8:30 - 8:35:   WELCOME
               Dr. Norberto Ezquerra, Georgia Institute of Technology 
               Dr. Henry Fuchs, University of North Carolina
               Dr. Richard Feldmann, National Institutes of Health

10:05 AM - 10:30 AM BREAK

10:30 AM - 12:10 PM SESSIONS W2a AND W2b
     W2a: Volume Visualization  
          Session Chair: DR. ED CATMULL, PIXAR
     10:30 - 10:55 Volume Rendering in Radiation Treatment Planning
                   Marc Levoy, Henry Fuchs, Stephen M. Pizer, Julian
                   Rosenman, Edward L. Chaney, George W. Sherouse, and
                   Jeffery Kiel, University of North Carolina.
     10:55 - 11:20 Fast Re-Projection of Volumetric Data
                   Shane Dunne, Sandy Napel, and Brian Rutt
                   University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, CANADA
     11:20 - 11:45 Surface Shading in Tomographic Volume Visualization: A 
                   Comparative Study
                   A. Pommert, U. Tiede, G. Wiebecke, K. H. Hohne
                   University-Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, F.R.G.
     11:45 - 12:10 Incremental Generations of Projections of CT-Volumes
                   Bjorn Gudmundsson and Michael Rande'n
                   Linkoping University, Linkoping, SWEDEN

     W2b: Biomedical Applications I: Cells, Molecules, and Small Systems 
          Session Chair: DR. RICHARD FELDMANN, National Institutes of Health.

     10:30 - 10:55 Volumetric Modeling of Neuronal Populations
                   T. L. Huntsberger and J. R. Augustine
                   University of South Carolina.
     10:55 - 11:20 Modelling the Mechanical Basis of Morphogenesis by Cell 
                   Michael Weliky and George Oster, Univ. of Cal.- Berkeley
     11:20 - 11:45 Nucleotide Sequence Analysis Using Correlation Images
                   Matthew Ward and David Adams,Worcester Polytechnic Inst.
     11:45 - 12:10 Homeosemy, Information Traces and Visualization Techniques
                   Bernd Teufel, University of Wollongong, AUSTRALIA

12:20 PM - 1:30 PM  LUNCH BREAK 

1:30 PM - 3:35 PM   SESSIONS W3a AND W3b

     W3a:  Models of Visualization           
     Session Chair: DR. ARIE KAUFMAN, SUNY at Stony Brook.

     1:30 - 1:55  Iconographic Displays of Multiparameter and Multimodality 
                  Ronald Pickett, Haim Levkowitz, Univ. of Lowell, 
                  and Steven Seltzer, Brigham and Women's Hospital and 
                  Harvard Medical School.
     1:55 - 2:20  Multidimensional Visualization and Quantitation of 
                  Molecular, Cellular, and Anatomical  Structures, 
                  E. Loren Buhle, Univ. of Pennsylvania, P. Ross Smith, 
                  New York Univ. School of Medicine, Ueli Aebi, Univ. of 
                  Basel, SWITZERLAND
     2:20 - 2:45  Visualizing Operations on Temporal Data
                  Steve B. Cousins and Michael G. Kahn
                  Washington University School of Medicine.
     2:45 - 3:10  A Physical Model of Facial Tissue and Muscle Articulation
                  Keith Waters and Demetri Terzopoulos
                  Schlumberger Laboratory for Computer Science, Austin, TX
     3:10 - 3:35  Surface Versus Volume Rendering:  A Comparative Approach
                  Jayaram K. Udupa and Hsiu-Mei Hung, University of 
                  Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

     W3b  Computer Vision in Visualization I: Segmentation of Imagery
     Session Chair:  Dr. Norberto F. Ezquerra, Georgia Institute of Technology

     1:30 - 1:55  Descriptions of Image Intensity Structure via Scale and 
                  Stephen M. Pizer, John M. Gauch, Timothy J. Cullip, and
                  Robin E. Fredericksen, University of North Carolina.
     1:55 - 2:20  Algorithms for 2D and 3D Image Description Based on the IAS
                  Timothy J. Cullip, Robin E. Fredericksen, John M. Gauch, 
                  and Stephen M. Pizer, University of North Carolina.
     2:20 - 2:45  Interactive Tools in Definition of Medical Image Objects
                  Robin E. Fredericksen, James M. Coggins, Timothy J.
                  Cullip, and Stephen M. Pizer,University of North Carolina.
     2:45 - 3:10  Multiresolution Segmentation of 3D Images by the Hyperstack
                  K. Vincken, C. de Graaf, A. Koster, F.  Appelman, and M. 
                  Viergever,  University of Utrecht, Utrecht, THE NETHERLANDS
     3:10 - 3:35  A Generalized Multiscale Description of Image Structure for 
                  Segmentation of Biomedical Images
                  James M. Coggins University of North Carolina.

3:35 PM - 4:00 PM   BREAK

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM   SESSIONS W4a AND W4b: PANELS

     W4a  Surface Versus Volume Rendering
     Moderator:  Dr. GABOR HERMAN, University of Pennsylvania.

     Panelists:  Dr. Court B. Cutting, New York University
                 Dr. Elliot Fishman, Johns Hopkins Hospital
                 Dr. Stephen Pizer, Univ. of North Carolina
                 Dr. Richard Robb, Mayo Clinic
                 Dr. Jayaram Udupa, University of Pennsylvania

     W4b  Chaos and Fractals in Electroencephalography
     Moderator:  DR. THOMAS M. BOTTEGAL, George Mason University
     Panelists:  Jorge Aunon, Colorado State University
                 Thomas F. Collura, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
                 Jean Gotman, Montreal Neurological Institute
                 Walter J. Freeman, University of California, Berkeley
                 Bernard Saltzberg, University of Texas Medical School
                 Rich C. Watt, University of Arizona


8:00 AM - 10:05 AM  SESSIONS T1a AND T1b

     T1a  Artificial Intelligence and Inexact Visualization
     Session Chair:  DR. RONALD C. ARKIN, Georgia Institute of Technology.

     8:00 - 8:25  Inexact Visualization: Qualitative Object Representation for
                  Recognizable Reconstruction
                  Scott King and Amitabha Mukerjee, Texas A&M University.
     8:25 - 8:50  Model-Based Analysis of Computed Radiographs
                  Tod S. Levitt, Marcus W. Hedgecock, and John Dye
                  San Francisco VA Medical Center.
     8:50 - 9:15  Automatic Boundary Detection on Cardiac Magnetic Resonance 
                  Image Sequences for Four- Dimensional Visualization of the 
                  Left Ventricle
                  Doug Suh and Russell Mersereau, Georgia Institute
                  of Technology, Robert Eisner and Roderic Pettigrew, 
                  Emory University.
     9:15 - 9:40  Knowledge-Based Visualization of Myocardial Perfusion 
                  Tomographic Images
                  Ernest Garcia, Mark Herbst, C. David Cooke, Russell Folks, 
                  E. Gordon DePuey, Emory University, Norberto Ezquerra, 
                  Georgia Institute of Technology.
     9:40 - 10:05 Knowledge-Based Analysis and Recognition of 3D Images of 
                  Human Chest Cavity
                  Atam P. Dhawan and Samir Misra, University of Cincinnati.

     T1b  Biomedical Applications II:  Visualization of the Cardiovascular 
     Session Chair: DR. RICHARD ROBB, Mayo Clinic.

     8:00 - 8:25  Visualization of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Images with 
                  Color Encoded 2D and 3D Functional Images
                  Lee Andrews, Joseph Klinger, Michael Begeman, Jacob Zeiss, 
                  and Richard Leighton, Medical College of Ohio.
     8:25 - 8:50  The Effect of Receiving Chamber Environment on the 
                  Visualization of Cardiac Jets By Color Doppler Flow Mapping
                  Edward Cape, Ruben Monheit, Hsing-Wen Sung, Arthur  Weyman,
                  Robert Levine, and Ajit Yoganathan,Georgia Institute of 
                  Technology and Harvard Medical School.
     8:50 - 9:15  Visualization of Cardiovascular Nuclear Medicine Tomographic
                  Perfusion Studies
                  C. David Cooke, Ernest Garcia, and Russell Folks,
                  Emory University, John Peifer and Norberto Ezquerra, 
                  Georgia Institute of Technology.
     9:15 - 9:45  Three-Dimensional Visualization of Electrical Variables in 
                  the Ventricular Wall of the Heart
                  E. Simpson, P. Wolf, R. Ideker, and W. Smith
,                 Duke University Medical Center.
     9:45 - 10:05 Coronary Vasculature Visualization from Limited Angiographic
                  J. Peifer, R. Mullick, N. Ezquerra, E. Hyche, E. Garcia, 
                  L. Klein, and C. D. Cooke, Georgia Institute of Technology,
                  and Emory University.

10:05 AM - 10:30 AM BREAK

10:30 AM - 12:10 PM SESSIONS T2a AND T2B

     T2a  Visual Perception
     Session Chair:  DR. CALVIN NODINE, University of Pennsylvania, 

     10:30 - 10:55  A Perceptually-Based Algorithm Provides Effective Visual 
                    Feedback to Radiologists Searching for Lung Tumors
                    C. Nodine, H. Kundel, and E. Krupinski
                    University of Pennsylvania.
     10:55 - 11:20  Visual Protocol collection for the Enhancement of the 
                    Radiological Diagnostic Process
                    E. Rogers, R. Arkin, and N. Ezquerra, Georgia Institute 
                    of Technology, M. Baron and E. Garcia, Emory University.
     11:20 - 11:45  Evaluation of Perceived Distortions in Stereoscopic Images
                    C. J. Henri and T. M. Peters, McGill University, CANADA
     11:45 - 12:10  The Resonance Theory of Kinetic Shape Perception:  
                    Constraints on Perceiving Spatial Structure
                    Victor Klymenko, University of North Carolina.

     T2b  Biomedical Applications III:  MRI and Flow Studies
     Session Chair:  DR. MICHAEL VANNIER, Washington University School of 

     10:30 - 10:55  Kinematics of the Joints of the Foot Via Three-Dimensional
                    Magnetic Resonance Imaging
                    Bruce E. Hirsch, Pennsylvania College of Podiatric 
                    Medicine, Jayaram K. Udupa and David Roberts, 
                    University of Pennsylvania.
     10:55 - 11:20  In-Vitro Steady and Pulsatile Flow Visualization of the 
                    Normal Mitral Valve
                    Xavier P. Lefebvre, Keilo I. Hautanen, Elizabeth R. 
                    Gieseking, Edward G. Cape, Robert A. Levine, and Ajit
                    P. Yoganathan, Georgia Institute of Technology.
     11:20 - 11:45  Imaging of Blood Flow Using NMR Imaging Phase Velocity 
                    Eric Poiseau and Ajit P. Yoganathan, Georgia Institute
                    of Technology, Gregory Cranney and Ross Singleton, 
                    University of Alabama.
     11:45 - 12:10  Visualization of the Abdominal Aorta Using
                    Three-Dimensional Computer Models Reconstructed from MR
                    John Peifer and David Ku, Georgia Inst. of Technology.

12:10 AM - 1:30 PM  LUNCH BREAK

1:30 PM - 3:10 PM   SESSION T3a AND T3b

     T3a  Human-Machine Interfaces
     Session Chair:  DR. ALBERT BADRE, Georgia Institute of Technology.

     1:30 - 1:55  A User Interface for Visualizing Concepts in Magnetic 
                  Resonance Imaging
                  Mark Perlin, Carnegie Mellon University, Emanuel Kanal, 
                  University of Pittsburgh, Andrew John, Carnegie Mellon Univ.
     1:55 - 2:20  Visualization and Man-Machine Interaction in Clinical 
                  Monitoring Tasks
                  G. Rau, Th. Schecke, and M. Langen
                  Aachen University of Technology, F.R.G.
     2:20 - 2:45  Interactive Display Techniques:  Examples From MRI Phase 
                  Velocity Mapping and Inflow Angiography
                  H. Ross Singleton, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
     2:45 - 3:10  An Interactive Model of Visual Optics Using Ray Tracing
                  Jon J. Camp, Bruce M. Cameron, Richard A. Robb, Leo J.
                  Maguire, and Richard F. Brubaker, Mayo Clinic.

     T3b  Systems and Techniques I: System Design
     Session Chair:  DR. HENRY FUCHS, University of North Carolina.

     1:30 - 1:55  Linking a Relational Database of Biological Features To 
                  Computer-Aided Reconstruction of Tissue
                  Gregg Leichtman and David Anderson, University of Michigan.
     1:55 - 2:20  A PC-Based Imaging System for Biomedical Data
                  J. Udupa, University of Pennsylvania, S. Raya, PURA Labs,  
                  W. Barrett, Brigham Young University.
     2:20 - 2:45  Feature Based Image Registration Using Parallel Computing 
                  J. P. Byrne, P. E. Undrill, and R. P. Phillips
                  University of Aberdeen, SCOTLAND
     2:45 - 3:10  Visualization Tools for Biomedical Research
                  Angus Wang, Margaret A. Dietz, and C. Frank Starmer,
                  Sun Microsystems, Inc.

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM   BREAK

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM   PANELS T4a AND T4b

     T4a  The Role of 3D Visualization in Radiology and Surgery
     Moderator:  DR. ERNEST V. GARCIA, Emory University.

     Panelists:  Dr. Michael Vannier, Washington Univ. School of Medicine.
                 Dr. Murray Baron,
                 Dr. Roderic Pettigrew,
                 Marjin Brummer, Emory University School of Medicine,
                 Dr. Richard Robb, Mayo Clinic.
                 Dr. David Hemmy, Medical College of Wisconsin.

     T4b  Visualization in the Neurosciences: Addressing Problems in Research,
          Teaching, and Clinical Practice
     Moderator:  Dr. Joan C. King, Tufts University School of Medicine.

     Panelists:  Dr. Edward T. Koh, Univ. of Massachusetts School of Medicine
                 Steven A. Barney, Tufts University School of Medicine
                 Dr. James M. Nyce, Brown University, Providence
                 Dr. James F. Brinkley, Univ. of Washington School of Medicine



8:00 AM - 10:05 AM  SESSIONS F1a AND F1b

     F1a  Systems and Approaches II:  Algorithms
     Session Chair:  DR. BRUCE H. McCORMICK, Texas A&M University

     8:00 - 8:25  High-Speed Display and Manipulation of Biomedical Objects 
                  Without Specialized Hardware
                  J. Udupa and D. Odhner, University of Pennsylvania.
     8:25 - 8:50  Contrast Limited Adaptive Histogram Equalization:  Speed 
                  and Effectiveness
                  Stephen  Pizer, R. Eugene Johnston, and James Erickesen
                  University of North Carolina.
     8:50 - 9:15  Display of EEG Chaotic Dynamics
                  Jose Principe, Fang-Shu Yu and Steven Reid,Univ. of Florida.
     9:15 - 9:40  Mapping Biological Structure by the Finite Element Method
                  Jim-Shih Liaw and Bruce McCormick, Texas A&M University.
     9:40 - 10:05 Real-Time 3D Ultrasound Imaging: An Incremental Approach
                  Ryutarou Ohbuchi and Henry Fuchs, Univ. of North Carolina.

     F1b  Computer Vision in Visualization II:  Analysis and Segmentation of 
     Session Chair:  DR. ATAM P. DHAWAN, University of Cincinnati.
     8:00 - 8:25  Model-Based Optimization as a Programming Strategy for 
                  Medical Image Analysis
                  James S. Dunca, Lawrence Staib, Isil Bozma, and Randall Owen
                  Yale University.
     8:25 - 8:50  Biomedical Image Segmentation Using Multiscale Vector Fields
                  Kah-Chan Low, James Coggins, University of North Carolina
                  and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
     8:50 - 9:15  Using Phase Portraits to Analyze Oriented Textures
                  A. Ravishankar Rao and Ramesh Jain, University of Michigan.
     9:15 - 9:40  Measure-Theoretic Aspects of Contract Production in 
                  Medical Images
                  Fred Greensite and Richard Buxton
                  University of California-Irvine Medical Center.
     9:40 - 10:05 3D Representation from Time-Sequenced Biomedical Images 
                  Using 2D Cepstrum
                  Sunanda Mitra, Dah Jye Lee, and Thomas F. Krile
                  Texas Tech University.

10:05 - 10:30       BREAK

10:30 AM - 12:10 PM SESSIONS F2a AND F2b

     F2a  Mathematical and Computational Models
     Session Chair:  DR. STEPHEN M. PIZER, University of North Carolina.

     10:30 - 10:55  Visualizing Biological Shape Difference and Shape Change
                    Using Thin-Plate Splines and Principal Warps
                    Fred L. Bookstein, Univ. of Michigan.
     10:55 - 11:20  Interactive Morphometrics From Three-Dimensional Surface 
                    Shawn Becker and William Barrett, Brigham Young Univ.
     11:20 - 11:45  Optimal Alignment of Geometry for Comparison
                    D. Hauser, D. Taylor, and D. Bartel,Cornell University.
     11:45 - 12:10  A Survey of Modeling Representations and Their Application
                    to Biomedical Visualization and Simulation
                    Jay S. Hersh, The Analytic Sciences Corporation.

     F2b  Biomedical Applications IV:  Treatment Planning
     Session Chair:  DR.  MARC LEVOY, University of North Carolina.

     10:30 - 10:55  Imaging in Radiotherapy
                    E. Loren Buhle and Martin Altschuler,
                    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
     10:55 - 11:20  Three-Dimensional Visualization of the Liver From 
                    Computer-Tomography Data
                    Charles E. Kahn and Chin-Tu Chen, University of Chicago.
     11:20 - 11:45  Experience With a Computerized Stereoscopic Workstation 
                    for Neurosurgical Planning
                    C. J. Henri, T. M. Peters, A. Olivier, and L. Lemieux
                    McGill University.
     11:45 - 12:10  Computer-Aided Surgery System (CAS): Development of 
                    Surgical Simulation and Planning System With
                    Three-Dimensional Graphic Reconstruction
                    T. Dohi, Y. Ohta, M. Suzuki, D. Hashimoto, M. Tsuzuki,
                    and T. Horiuchi, The University of Tokyo, JAPAN

12:10 PM - 1:30 PM  LUNCH BREAK

1:30 PM - 3:10 PM   SESSIONS F3a AND F3b

     F3a  General Applications and Visualization in Medical Education
     Session Chair:  DR. PERRY SPRAWLS, Emory University.

     1:30 - 1:55  Computer-Generated, Interactive, Color Animations of 
                  Acoustic Transduction in the Auditory Periphery
                  Steven Greenberg, David Rose, John Brugge, C. Daniel 
                  Geisler, and Joseph Hind, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
     1:55 - 2:20  Guided Image Interpretation in Neuroanatomy
                  Sheng-Yih Guan and Bruce McCormick, Texas A&M Univ.
     2:20 - 2:45  Neuroanatomical Teaching Modules Using Digital 3D 
                  Eugene Lee, John Fogarty, John Sundsten, and James Brinkley,
                  University of Washington, Steve Barney, Tufts University.
     2:45 - 3:10  Automated Bone Density Calculation Using a PACS
                  Workstation-Based Image Processing Technique of Deformable
                  Pamela Lipson, Alan Yille, David O'Keeffe, James
                  Cavanaugh, Jaime Taaffe, and Daniel I. Rosenthal
                  Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

     F3b  Biomedical Applications V: Tools and Techniques
     Session Chair:  DR. ELLIOT FISHMAN, Johns Hopkins University.

     1:30 - 1:55  Visualization and Analysis of Dynamic Thermographic Changes
                  James Montoro and Michael Anbar, SUNY, Buffalo.
     1:55 - 2:20  3D Ultrasound Display Using Optical Tracking
                  Peter H. Mills and Henry Fuchs, Univ. of North Carolina.
     2:20 - 2:45  Three-Dimensional Imaging of Computed Tomography: 
                  Techniques and Applications
                  Derek Ney and Elliot Fishman, Johns Hopkins Medical Inst.
     2:45 - 3:10  Interactive Display and Quantitative Analysis of 
                  Multidimensional Biomedical Images
                  Richard A. Robb, Mayo Foundation. 

                       CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

The registration fee for members of Cooperating/Co-sponsoring Organizations
is $295 prior to March 31. The registration fee after this date is $345. For
non-members, the registration fee is $345 prior to march 31 and $395 after
this date. The special student rate is $50. (Proceedings and reception 
tickets are not included at the special student rate, but may be purchased 
separately.) The registration fee includes conference registration, 
proceedings, reception, refreshments, and other amenities involved in making
this a rewarding learning experience.

                        TUTORIAL REGISTRATION

The tutorial registration fee is $175 per tutorial for attendees registering 
prior to March 31 and $215 for attendees registering after this date. 
Attendees will receive the special discounted rate of $275 for two tutorials
before March 31. The special tutorial registration fee for students is $95 
per tutorial or $150 for two tutorials prior to March 31, and $125 per 
tutorial or $190 for two tutorials after this date. The tutorial registration
fee includes course notes and refreshments.


Hotel arrangements are to be handled by the individual directly with The 
Ritz-Carlton Buckhead. To reserve your room, you may call the hotel directly
toll free at (800) 241-3333 or (404) 237-2700. A limited number of rooms
have been made available at the special group rate of $110 single or $119
double (plus tax). Please mention "Visualization in Biomedical Computing."
Reservations should be made as soon as possible but not later than March 31.

                        DISCOUNT AIR TRANSPORTATION

We have made special arrangements to provide you with a 40% discount off the
normal coach fare, no penalties, on Delta Air Lines. Discounts on restricted
supersaver fares are also available. To make your reservations, call 
(800) 288-4446 toll free and refer to "Emory University's Delta File No. 

                             IMPORTANT DATES
                   Early registration:  March 15 1990
        Special hotel room rate guaranteed through:  March 15 1990

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                                VBC 90
                            May 22-25, 1990

Name ________________________________________________________________

Address _____________________________________________________________

City ___________________________ State ___________  Zip _____________

Field of Interest ___________________________________________________


                              Before        After        Totals
                             March 31      March 31
                              $295          $345
Member                                                $_____________
   Organization ___________________________

   Membership # ___________________________ 
Non-member                    $345          $395      $_____________

Student                       $50           $50       $_____________
  (must show valid student ID at registration desk)


                              Before        After       
                             March 31      March 31
Regular Fees
   One Tutorial               $175          $215      $_____________ 

   Two Tutorials              $275          $350      $_____________

Student Fees
   One Tutorial               $95           $125      $_____________

   Two Tutorials              $150          $190      $_____________

Check up to two:   ____ TU1a   ____ TU1b  ____ TU2a  ____ TU2b


  ______ (Number of tickets) x $30                    $_____________

(d) Additional Reception Tickets  _____ x $20         $_____________

                   TOTAL OF (a), (b), (c), and (d)    $_____________


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           Atlanta, GA 30322

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