Mathematical Methods for Medical Image Analysis (07w5115)


(University of British Columbia)

(Medical Image Analysis Lab, Simon Fraser University)


Some of the best known researchers in the world will converge on The Banff Centre this fall, November 5 - 9, 2007, where the Banff International Research Station will be hosting a workshop on Mathematical Methods for Medical Image Analysis. This event is co-organized by Professor Ghassan Hamarneh of Simon Fraser University and Professor Rafeef Abugharbieh of the University of British Columbia. The workshop will focus on the latest in mathematical methods for solving problems in medical imaging including segmentation, registration, shape modeling and analysis in a multitude of imaging modalities including structural and functional data. Biomedical imaging is revolutionizing medicine in our modern society and the impact of novel computational multi-dimensional data analysis methods on enhancing healthcare is enormous where applications in clinical and biomedical settings are far reaching and include computer aided-diagnosis and intervention, therapy evaluation, monitoring and quantification of disease progression, among many others.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).