IFMBE Proceedings

World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2018

June 3-8, 2018, Prague, Czech Republic (Vol.1)

Editors: Lhotska, L., Sukupova, L., Lacković, I., Ibbott, G.S. (Eds.)

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This book (vol. 1) presents the proceedings of the IUPESM World Congress on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, a triennially organized joint meeting of medical physicists, biomedical engineers and adjoining health care professionals. Besides the purely scientific and technological topics, the 2018 Congress will also focus on other aspects of professional involvement in health care, such as education and training, accreditation and certification, health technology assessment and patient safety. The IUPESM meeting is an important forum for medical physicists and biomedical engineers in medicine and healthcare learn and share knowledge, and discuss the latest research outcomes and technological advancements as well as new ideas in both medical physics and biomedical engineering field.

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Lenka Lhotská, PhD, CEng, MIET, MIEEE, graduated as Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague (CVUT), Czech Republic. In 1989 she got her PhD degree in Cybernetics from CVUT. Currently she is head of the COGSYS Department (Cognitive Systems and Neurosciences) at the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics and head of Department of Natural Sciences of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, CVUT. Her research focuses on following areas: Knowledge-based systems, data and knowledge representation, application of artificial intelligence methods to medicine, digital signal processing, machine learning, feature extraction and feature selection, semantic interoperability, mobile technologies in healthcare, electronic health record. She is chair of the Working Group Personal Portable Devices of European Federation for Medical Informatics, Member of the Council of the Czech Society for Biomedical Engineering and Medical Informatics, National representative in International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (IsfTeH), National representative in International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE), and Member of the Engineering Academy of the Czech Republic.
Lucie Sukupova has been working as a clinical medical physicist in radiodiagnostics &interventional radiology at the Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine. She received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Radiological Physics from the Czech Technical University in Prague and a certification of Medical Physics Expert from EFOMP. Her work and research is related to optimization of X-ray procedures, mainly interventional, and radiation protection of patients and staff. She cooperated on national radiology standards and has been devoted to education of students, physicians and other applicants. She is a member of AAPM and ESR, and also local societies.
Igor Lacković is Full Professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Zagreb, Croatia. He received his Dipl.-Ing., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Zagreb, all in Electrical Engineering. His main research interests lie in the field of biomedical signal processing and modeling with a special focus on electric field interaction with biological tissue, bioimpedance spectroscopy, dielectric properties of biological materials, and related instrumentation development. Dr Lacković is the president of Croatian Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics Society. He is a member of the Administrative Council of the IFMBE, Senior member of the IEEE, member of the IEEE EMBS and member of the ISEBI. Currently, he serves as the editor of the IFMBE News. He has served as the Conference Chair of the 6th European Conference of the IFMBE, MBEC2014, Dubrovnik Croatia, 2014.

Dr. Ibbott is a Professor in the Department of Radiation Physics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. His research interests include advanced image-guided radiation therapy, and three-dimensional dosimetry. These two interests coincide with the development and installation at MD Anderson of a magnetic resonance image-guided radiation therapy (MR-IGRT) capability. The introduction of MRI guidance into radiation therapy offers the ability to base treatment delivery on the exquisite soft-tissue visualization of MRI, which promises to improve the confidence of targeting of many tumors in the abdomen and head & neck. The highly-conformal treatment plans that can be delivered by modern techniques demand advanced dose measurement capabilities, and recent 3D dosimetry techniques show promise. Dr. Ibbott’s laboratory has been investigating a variety of gel- and solid plastic-based 3D dosimetry systems for their use in routine clinical dosimetry, remote audits, and dosimetry under circumstances that are challenging for conventional dosimeters. The presence of magnetic fields in MR-IGRT can affect the response of standard dosimeters in ways his lab is presently investigating. Dr. Ibbott’s lab is also evaluating the use of 3D dosimeters for use with MR-IGRT, where their response is less likely to be influenced by the magnetic fields.

Table of contents (165 chapters)

Table of contents (165 chapters)
  • Fast In Vivo High-Resolution Diffusion MRI of the Human Cervical Spinal Cord Microstructure

    Pages 3-7

    Labounek, René (et al.)

  • Image Quality Evaluation of Phase Contrast Mammographic Techniques

    Pages 9-13

    Daskalaki, A. (et al.)

  • Thermography Evaluation in Patients with Hypothyroidism and Fibromyalgia by Analyzing the Temperatures of the Palms of Hands

    Pages 15-19

    Costa, Ana Paula Christakis (et al.)

  • Material Analysis for a New Kind of Hybrid Phantoms Utilized in Multimodal Imaging

    Pages 21-28

    Stich, Manuel (et al.)

  • Basic Study of the Imaging Conditions on Tumor Volume Measurement Using 3D-MR Imaging of the Liver While Patient Holds Breath

    Pages 29-33

    Arao, Shinichi (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2018
Book Subtitle
June 3-8, 2018, Prague, Czech Republic (Vol.1)
Editors
  • Lenka Lhotska
  • Lucie Sukupova
  • Igor Lacković
  • Geoffrey S. Ibbott
Series Title
IFMBE Proceedings
Series Volume
68/1
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-9035-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-9035-6
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9034-9
Series ISSN
1680-0737
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 894
Number of Illustrations
90 b/w illustrations, 397 illustrations in colour
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