Thursday, 27.09.2012

8:30-9:00 Conference Registration (Ground Floor at Visualization Center C)
9:00-9:15 Opening & Welcome
9:15-10:15 Keynote 1: Anders Persson – Visualization of Quantified Medical Image Data – Key to the Future?

Anders Persson

Anders Persson is the Director of the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV) and Associate Professor at Linköping University, Sweden. Persson has a solid clinical background as a radiologist and has worked actively as Senior Physician since 1993. Persson is an internationally recognized pioneer in medical imaging, in particular regarding advancing the state-of-the-art of clinical work with Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Post-Mortem Imaging. He has held over 350 invited talks and written seven book chapters on related subjects. Persson defended his doctoral dissertation “Volume Imaging of the Abdomen Three-Dimensional Visualization of Tubular Structures in the Body with CT and MRI” in 2005 at Linköping University. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 refereed academic publications. He has received several awards, most notably the Knowledge Award 2010 for best public knowledge dissemination in Sweden, the Athena Award 2009 for best clinical medical research in Sweden, and the Lennart Nilsson Award 2008 for outstanding image creation.

10:15-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12:00 Session 1 – Tractography and Connectivity

Session Chair: Charl Botha

  • The BundleExplorer: A Focus and Context Rendering Framework for Complex Fiber Distributions
    Diana Röttger (University of Koblenz-Landau)
    Stefan Müller (University of Koblenz-Landau)
    Dorit Merhof (Universiy of Konstanz)
  • Tractography in Context: Multimodal Visualization of Probabilistic Tractograms in Anatomical Context
    Anne S. Berres (University of Kaiserslautern)
    Mathias Goldau (University of Leipzig, Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research)
    Marc Tittgemeyer (Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research)
    Gerik Scheuermann (University of Leipzig)
    Hans Hagen (University of Kaiserslautern)
  • Synaptic Connectivity in Anatomically Realistic Neural Networks: Modeling and Visual Analysis
    Vincent J Dercksen (Zuse Institute Berlin)
    Robert Egger (Max Planck Florida Institute)
    Hans-Christian Hege (Zuse Institute Berlin)
    Marcel Oberlaender (Max Planck Florida Institute)
12:00-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-13:45 Poster Fast Forward
13:45-15:00 Session 2 – Ultrasound

Session Chair: Claes Lundström

  • Geometrical-Acoustics-Based Ultrasound Image Simulation
    Yuen Law (RWTH Aachen University)
    Thomas Knott (RWTH Aachen University)
  • Impact of Physical Noise Modeling on Image Segmentation in Echocardiography
    Daniel Tenbrinck (University of Münster)
    Xiaoyi Jiang (University of Münster)
    Alex Sawatzky (University of Münster)
    Martin Burger (University of Münster)
    Wladimir Haffner (University of Münster)
    Patrick Willems (University of Münster)
    Matthias Paul (University Hospital Münster)
    Jörg Stypmann (University Hospital Münster)
  • Lowest-Variance Streamlines for Filtering of 3D Ultrasound
    Veronika Solteszova (University of Bergen)
    Linn Emilie Saevil Helljesen (University of Bergen)
    Wolfgang Wein (Technische Universität München)
    Odd Helge Gilja (University of Bergen)
    Ivan Viola (University of Bergen)
15:00-16:00 Poster Session & Coffee Break
16:00-16:50 Session 3 – Multimodality

Session Chair: Steffen Oeltze

  • On the Value of Multi-Volume Visualization for Preoperative Planning of Cerebral AVM Surgery
    Florian Weiler (Fraunhofer MEVIS)
    Christian Rieder (Fraunhofer MEVIS)
    Horst Hahn (Fraunhofer MEVIS)
    Carlos A. David (Lahey Clinic Medical Center)
    Christoph Wald (Lahey Clinic Medical Center)
  • CT and Ultrasound Liver Vessel Registration Based on Combined Segmentation of B-Mode and Color Flow
    Matthias Keil (Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD)
    Cristina Laura Oyarzun (Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD)
    Stefan Wesarg (Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD)
16:50 Tour of the Universe (Live Demonstration in the Dome)
19:00 Conference Dinner at Laxholmen

Friday, 28.09.2012

9:00-10:15 Session 4 – Segmentation and Simulation

Session Chair: Bernhard Preim

  • From Imprecise User Input to Precise Vessel Segmentations
    Stefan Diepenbrock (University of Münster)
    Timo Ropinski (Linköping University)
  • Sketch-based Image-Independent Editing of 3D Tumor Segmentations Using Variational Interpolation
    Frank Heckel (Fraunhofer MEVIS)
    Stefan Braunewell (Fraunhofer MEVIS)
    Grzegorz Soza (Siemens AG, Healthcare Sector)
    Christian Tietjen (Siemens AG, Healthcare Sector)
    Horst Hahn (Fraunhofer MEVIS)
  • Interactive Residual Stress Modeling for Soft Tissue Simulation
    Jun Wu (Technische Universität München)
    Kai Buerger (Technische Universität München)
    Rüdiger Westermann (Technische Universität)
    Christian Dick (Technische Universität München)
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12:00 Session 5 – Visual Computing Systems

Session Chair: Ivan Viola

  • Visually Guided Mesh Smoothing for Medical Applications
    Tobias Moench (University of Magdeburg)
    Christoph Kubisch (Nvidia GmbH, Wuerselen)
    Kai Lawonn (University of Magdeburg)
    Rüdiger Westermann (Technische Universität München)
    Bernhard Preim (University of Magdeburg)
  • BrainCove: A Tool for Voxel-Wise fMRI Brain Connectivity Visualization
    Charl Botha (Delft University of Technology)
    André van Dixhoorn (Delft University of Technology)
    Julien R. Milles (Leiden University Medical Center)
    Baldur van Lew (Leiden University Medical Center)
  • Deriving and Visualizing Uncertainty in Kinetic PET Modeling
    Khoa Tan Nguyen (Linköping University)
    Alexander Bock (Linköping University)
    Anders Ynnerman (Linköping University)
    Timo Ropinski (Linköping University)
12:00-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30–14:45 Session 6 – Biology and Radiology

Session Chair: Stefan Zachow

  • Visualization and Exploration of 3D Toponome Data
    Steffen Oeltze (University of Magdeburg)
    Paul Klemm (University of Magdeburg)
    Reyk Hillert (University of Magdeburg)
    Bernhard Preim (University of Magdeburg)
    Walter Schubert (University of Magdeburg)
  • Atomistic Visualization of Mesoscopic Whole-Cell Simulations
    Martin Falk (VISUS, University of Stuttgart)
    Michael Krone (VISUS, University of Stuttgart)
    Thomas Ertl (VISUS, University of Stuttgart)
  • Constrained Labeling of 2D Slice Data in Clinical Applications
    Katja Mogalle (University of Magdeburg)
    Bernhard Preim (University of Magdeburg)
    Christian Tietjen (Siemens AG, Healthcare Sector)
    Grzegorz Soza (Siemens AG, Healthcare Sector)
14:45-15:15 Coffee Break
15:15-16:15 Keynote 2: Graham Johnson – Mesoscale Illustrations

Graham Johnson

Graham Johnson is a Certified Medical Illustrator with 15 years of professional experience. He has specialized in molecular and cellular biology since graduating from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1997. He illustrated both editions of the textbook Cell Biology by Pollard & Earnshaw as a coauthor, and has created thousands of scientific visuals ranging from journal covers to pedagogic animations and game designs. Graham currently lives in San Francisco, CA and works at UCSF as a qb3@UCSF Faculty Fellow. His PhD work in the Molecular Graphics Lab at Scripps focused primarily on developing algorithms to enable scientists and illustrators to generate, simulate, and visualize molecular models of cells. He continues to work with programmers to develop software that can interoperate the computational tools of science and art. Graham gives lectures on both molecular graphics and protein docking to structural biology/biophysics graduate students, medical illustrators, and high school students.

16:15 Awards & Closing Remarks