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Modern infrared thermal imaging and its application in kidney transplantation.
17th May 2019. 1500 BST (1400 GMT)
Infrared thermal imaging technology and cameras have evolved dramatically over the last decade. As a result, the application of this technology in medical research is increasing. Several fields of medicine, including trauma, plastics, breast and vascular surgery, have trialled the use of thermal imaging.
The field of kidney transplantation is one application where additional diagnostic technology is required. Transplantation is the preferred treatment for patients with end-stage kidney disease. Given the shortage of organs, the transplant community are moving towards using more marginal donors (i.e. elderly donors, or donors with pre-existing co-morbidities) and using novel preservation technologies. Outcomes from these marginal donors are mixed. Part of the problem is that accurately assessing the quality of organs remains an inexact science. Thermal imaging offers a potential adjunct to viability assessment.
Dr. Kevin Howell and Mr. Dilan Dabare successfully applied for an IPEM Innovation Grant in order to evaluate the use of thermal imaging in kidney transplantation. They will be discussing their experience and results so far.
SPIE Optical Metrology Conference
International Congress Center, Munich, Germany.
23rd-27th June 2019
The conference 11060 - Optical Methods for Inspection,Characterization, and Imaging of Biomaterials - includes a session on "Thermal imaging for Medicine and Bioengineering"
Session Chair:Giuseppe Chirico, Univ. degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (Italy)
14th International Conference on Heat Transfer,Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics in Wicklow, Ireland.
22nd-24th July 2019
Conference venue: Powerscourt Hotel Resort and Spa, Wicklow, Ireland.
Abstract deadline: 1st February 2019.
The conference is broad in scope and provides a forum for specialists in heat transfer, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics from all corners of the globe to present the latest progress and developments in the field. The broad scope brings together a wide range of research areas from narrow fundamental work in nanofluids to important applications such as in the broad fields of energy, manufacturing, biomedical processes, production, education, instrumentation and control, and MEMS. This will not only allow the dissemination of the state of the art, but it will serve as a catalyst for discussions on future directions and priorities in these areas. The additional purpose of this conference is to initiate collaboration in research.
2nd International Symposium on Sensors and Instrumentation in the IoT Era
29th-30th August 2019
A thematic session on thermal measurements will welcome presentations about thermal IR sensors and cameras, as well as the use of IR technology in medical and industrial applications. This Special Session is mainly focusing on:
- IR technology applications both, medical and industrial
- Thermal sensors
- Thermal simulation software
- Electromagnetic thermal effect
- IR based Maintenance
- Non-destructive tests
- IR Spectroscopy
- Image processing software
- Security and Surveillance
- Remote sensing
- Drones sensing
7th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing in Porto, Portugal.
16th-18th October 2019
Conference venue: Axis Vermar Conference and Beach Hotel, Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal.
Abstract deadline: 31st March 2019.
Chairs: João Manuel R. S. Tavares and Renato Natal Jorge, Universidade do Porto.
Possible Topics (not limited to):
- Signal and Image Processing
- Computational Vision
- Medical Imaging
- Physics of Medical Imaging
- Tracking and Analysis of Movement
- Simulation and Modeling
- Image Acquisition
- Industrial Applications
- Shape Reconstruction
- Segmentation, Matching, Simulation
- Data Interpolation, Registration, Acquisition and Compression
- 3D Vision
- Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Big Data
- Virtual Reality
- Visual Inspection
- Software Development for Image Processing and Analysis
- Computer Aided Diagnosis, Surgery, Therapy, and Treatment
- Computational Bioimaging and Visualization
- Telemedicine Systems and Applications