Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy

03 - 06 April 2018
The Diplomat Beach Resort, Hollywood, Florida United States

Topic Categories

  1. Novel devices, methods and algorithms in diffuse optical tomography and spectroscopy
    • Time-resolved and frequency-domain tomographic instrumentation
    • Emerging technologies for imaging scattered light
    • CW and multispectral implementations
    • Improving speed and resolution
    • Finite element methods for image reconstruction
    • Radiative transport v/s diffusion models
    • Incorporation of priors and reconstruction constraints
    • Multi-spectral tomography
    • Modeling of light propagation, absorption and fluorescence in scattering tissues
    • MRI-compatible and other hybrid hardware solutions
    • Novel applications of diffuse imaging and tomography principles
    • In vivo contrast agents
    • Low-cost approaches
    • Global health applications and advantages
  2. Optical coherence tomography: Novel techniques and applications   
    • OCT instrumentation and improvements
    • Functional and spectroscopic OCT
    • Doppler OCT
    • Wide-field OCT
    • Elastography, polarization, phase and other emerging forms of OCT contrast
    • Intraluminal OCT, techniques and applications
    • Novel biomedical applications of OCT
    • Improving depth, speed and resolution of OCT
    • Miniaturization and productization of OCT technology
    • Novel laser sources for OCT
    • Image analysis, reconstruction and modeling approaches for OCT
  3. Beating scattering through wavefront engineering    
    • Adaptive optics approaches
    • Guide-star based corrections
    • Virtual guide-star approaches
    • Wavefront sensing technologies
    • Novel approaches to wavefront deduction
    • Spatial light modulators, digital micromirrors and other wavefront shaping technologies
    • High-speed and closed-loop implementations
    • Computational approaches to imaging through scattering tissue
    • Beating numerical aperture resolution limits
    • Imaging through fiber optics
  4. Tomographic and spectroscopy methods for non-invasive imaging of disease including cancer detection and monitoring
    • Breast cancer detection and monitoring
    • Spectroscopy for cancer detection and monitoring
    • Molecular imaging of cancer
    • Clinical contrast agents for optical cancer detection
    • Optical theranostics
    • Novel contrast mechanisms including biomechanics, perfusion, compression and dynamics
    • Hybrid labeling strategies for detection, monitoring, surgical guidance and treatment
    • Low-cost imaging strategies and global health
    • Cherenkov imaging
    • Photodynamic dosimetry
  5. Technologies for non-invasive optical in vivo brain imaging and monitoring
    • Functional near infrared spectroscopy of brain function
    • Diffuse correlation spectroscopy of brain function
    • Optical tomography for brain monitoring
    • CW, time and frequency-domain approaches to optical brain imaging
    • Optical studies of brain development
    • Optical studies of human brain function and disease (epilepsy, stroke)
    • Closed-loop functional optical brain imaging
    • Optical brain imaging for global health
    • Hybrid and multimodal human brain imaging
    • Novel analytical and reconstruction methods for human brain imaging
  6. Optoacoustic imaging and tomography: in vivo applications, instrumentation, algorithms
    • Multi-spectral optoacoustic tomography
    • Optoacoustic microscopy
    • Endoscopic and intravascular optoacoustics
    • Novel image reconstruction and signal processing approaches
    • Hybrid and multi-modal combinations with optics, ultrasound and other modalities
    • Acousto-optics
    • New contrast agents for optoacoustic imaging
    • Applications in small animal imaging
    • Clinical translation
  7. Diffuse correlation spectroscopy, tomography and other laser speckle methods
    • Instrumentation for diffuse correlation tomography
    • New ways to measure photon correlation and speckle
    • Applications of diffuse correlation methods
    • Novel applications for blood flow imaging
    • Imaging applications in animal models
    • Clinical applications of DCS
    • Hybrid / multimodal systems using DCS
    • Models, algorithms and analysis approaches for speckle methods
  8. Raman, fluorescence, Mie-scattering and other spectroscopy for clinical applications
    • Spectroscopic signatures of disease
    • Applications of biomedical spectroscopy in the clinic
    • Spectroscopy and women’s health
    • Spectroscopy for optical biopsy
    • Scattering spectroscopy for disease detection
    • Intrinsic fluorescence and fluorescence lifetime contrast
    • Metabolic spectroscopy
    • Novel spectroscopic contrast agents such as SERS
    • Hyperspectral imaging in-vivo
    • Diffuse optics and spectroscopic analysis
    • Fluorescence / absorption cross-talk and decontamination
  9. Emerging areas: wearables and implantables
    • Low-power components
    • Compact components
    • Wearable devices
    • Device miniaturization and development of wearables
    • Analysis algorithms for wearable and implantable technologies
    • In Vivo applications
    • Implantable fibers
    • Bio-compatible components
    • Storage, transmission & processing
    • Wearable brain imaging modalities and fMRI replacement approaches