IEEE ISBI 2022

Special Sessions

  1. Translational and Clinical Applications of Photoacoustic Imaging
    • Organizers:
            Prof. Chulhong Kim, Pohang University of Science and Technology
            Dr. Subhamoy Mandal, Erbe Vision GmbH
            Dr. Mayanglambam Suheshkumar Singh, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram
    • Speakers:
            Prof. Muyinatu Lediju Bell, Johns Hopkins University
            Dr. XL Dean Ben, ETH Zurich
            Dr. Sanhita Sinharay, Indian Institute of Science
            Dr. ‪Mayanglambam Suheshkumar Singh‬, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram

    • Brief Description

      Photoacoustics (PA) is an emerging new hybrid bioimaging modality which combines acoustical detection and EM absorption contrast. PA imaging not only provides structural but also functional information of biological tissues. Multi-Spectral PA imaging is capable of high resolution three dimensional (3D) visualizations of molecular probes located deep in scattering living tissues, with resolution and speed representative of ultrasound. This method can simultaneously deliver anatomical, functional and molecular information with both high resolution and penetration capabilities. PA imaging and sensing technologies have allowed investigators to probe hypoxia, monitor blood glucose level and nutrition gradients, visualize fat metabolism, as well as study cell viability, proliferation and drug response potentials. Thus PA has already been established as a useful tool for preclinical experiments, and is being increasingly used for clinical measurements/trials in human subjects. In the special session we would like to showcase the technological innovations that will be instrumental in aiding the translation of the powerful and promising PA technology from the laboratory to clinical practice – and allow us to ‘hear the molecules’ in action. Further, we will highlight selected works on basic physical and engineering advancements in the field which has enabled translational and clinical applications of photoacoustic imaging.

  2. Biomedical imaging for equitable deep learning, regulatory science and clinical research
    • Organizers:
            Dr. Pratik Shah, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Speakers:
            Dr. Jenna Lester, MD, University of California, San Francisco
            Dr. Jana G. Delfino, PhD, US Food and Drug Administration
            Dr. Vinay Pai, PhD, US Food and Drug Administration
            Dr. Pratik Shah, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    • Brief Description
      This session is suitable for ISBI community members interested in modern topics in acquisition of medical images and their real-world clinical applications in computer vision, deep learning, regulatory science and challenges such as bias and inequity and emerging regulatory framework. Topics include digital image processing, deep learning, tissue structure and anatomy, uncertainty estimations and statistical modeling. In addition, newer concepts in using regulatory science methods for Software as a Medical Device (SaMD, and equity and fairness for benchmarking data and models for medical imaging will also be covered. While few of these topics have been previously offered at ISBI, we did not find a consolidated session bringing together diverse communities of clinical imaging, deep learning, regulatory science and fairness. We propose that these topics will be of significant interest to the biomedical imaging researchers and industry, and speakers are from communities that do not traditionally attend ISBI. This session will also focus on diversity and inclusion of patients and data often under-represented in medical imaging research.

  3. Point-of-care technologies for meeting global health challenges
    • Organizers:
            Dr. Viswanath P Sudarshan, Tata Consultancy Services Research
            Dr. Subhamoy Mandal, Maxer Endoscopy GmbH
    • Speakers:
            Dr. Shyam Vasudeva Rao, Forus Health
            Dr. Aydogan Ozcan, University of California, Los Angeles
            Dr. Khan Siddiqui, Hyperfine
            Dr. Prakash Kamraj, Forus Health

    • Brief Description
      Technological improvements coupled with advances in computational imaging have revolutionized healthcare at unprecedented rate. The emphasis on point-of-care (POC) devices is ever growing, and over time it has been emerging as an effective tool to address global health challenges. Together with conventional portable technologies such as wearable sensors and mobile-phone devices, bedside tomographic imaging modalities are also becoming a reality. Portable and bedside tomographic imaging modalities are critical for several scenarios such as diagnosis of stroke and can potentially be used for early detection of neurodegenerative and orthopaedic diseases.

  4. Emerging Trends & Standards in Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
    • Organizers:
            Dr Tripti Swarnkar, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan
            Dr. Deepti Bathula, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar
            Aparna Kanakatte, Tata Consultancy Services
            Dr. Sohini RoyChoudhury, FourthBrain.ai
    • Speakers:
            Prof. Sushmita Mitra, Indian Statistical Institute
            Prof. Nadia Nedjah, State University of Rio de Janeiro
            Prof. Yonina C. Eldar, Weizmann Institute of Science

    • Brief Description
      Recent research trends have been focused on integrating AI methods into telehealth, robotics and medical imaging domains. While healthcare in the midst of a pandemic can be challenging yet critical, ongoing efforts ranging from digital twinning for testing medical procedures to ocular injectable implants are targeted to improve the overall quality of life for patients. This special session aims to highlight the recent trends, standardization procedures and current hurdles to transform medical products from research to production phases. Our mission is to foster stronger collaborations between academic and industrial sectors through knowledge dissemination and networking opportunities. This special session welcomes both men and women working in the field of medical and biomedical Imaging. Academic and industrial researchers at all levels are encouraged to attend the workshop. This event is a forum that brings together faculty, academic researchers, industrial experts and students by providing an opportunity to share ideas and connect over mutual shared interests in the field of biomedical imaging while raising visibility of women researchers and professionals. This forum is meant to bridge the gap between students and professionals in academia and industry by mutual sharing of experiences and career advice for women researchers.

  5. Clinical and Translational Medicine
    • Speakers:
            Ronald Summers, National Institutes of Health
            Rakesh Mullick, GE Healthcare India

    • Brief Description
      Translational medicine is an interdisciplinary area in biomedical engineering that focuses on taking research that happens in the lab to practice in the real-world. It involves three phases where the translation happens from bench to bedside, bedside to patient and finally patient to practice. There appears to be a significant gap in this area and the success rate in moving research from bench to practice is less than desired. In the context of ISBI conference, it is important to study the role medical imaging can play in translational medicine. The speakers will put forth their views on what could lead to better translation of medical imaging methods and algorithms to practice.

  6. Neuroimaging for Neuroscience and Neurology
    • Speakers:
            Gary Egan, Monash University
            Daniel Alexander, University College London

    • Brief Description
      Neuroimaging has played a significant role in the understanding of the brain and the early detection of a number of neurological pathologies. In the recent past, a combination of classical modelling and data-driven deep learning has resulted in interesting outcomes. The methods are applicable in both structural and functional understanding of the brain. This session focuses on some of the recent advances in model-based imaging and image-based modelling towards better understanding of the function and metabolism. The speakers will shed light on the recent developments in the area and where the field is headed.