Brachytherapy

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Brachytherapy (from the Greek word βραχυς brachys, meaning "short-distance"), also known as internal radiotherapy, sealed source radiotherapy, curietherapy or endocurietherapy, is a form of radiotherapy where a radiation source is placed inside or next to the area requiring treatment. (Wikipedia.org)






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2016 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

The conference program will consist of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops and invited sessions of the latest significant findings and developments in all the major fields of biomedical engineering. Submitted papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted high quality papers will be presented in oral and poster sessions, will appear in the Conference Proceedings and will be indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE.

  • 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

    The conference will cover diverse topics ranging from biomedical engineering to healthcare technologies to medical and clinical applications. The conference program will consist of invited plenary lectures, symposia, workshops, invited sessions and oral and poster sessions of unsolicited contributions. All papers will be peer reviewed and accepted papers of up to 4 pages will appear in the Conference Proceedings and be indexed by IEEE Xplore and Medline/PubMed.

  • 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

    The conference program will consist of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops and invited sessions of the latest significant findings and developments in all the major fields of biomedical engineering. Submitted papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted high quality papers will be presented in oral and poster sessions, will appear in the Conference Proceedings and will be indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE.

  • 2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

    The Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society covers a broad spectrum of topics from biomedical engineering and physics to medical and clinical applications. The conference program will consist of invited plenary lectures, symposia, workshops, invited sessions, oral and poster sessions of unsolicited contributions. All papers will be peer reviewed and accepted papers of up to 4 pages will appear in the Conference Proceedings and be indexed by PubMed and EI. Prop

  • 2012 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

    The annual conference of EMBS averages 2000 attendees from over 50 countries. The scope of the conference is general in nature to focus on the interdisciplinary fields of biomedical engineering. Themes included but not limited to are: Imaging, Biosignals, Biorobotics, Bioinstrumentation, Neural, Rehabilitation, Bioinformatics, Healthcare IT, Medical Devices, etc

  • 2011 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

    The annual conference of EMBS averages 2000 attendees from over 50 countries. The scope of the conference is general in nature to focus on the interdisciplinary fields of biomedical engineering. Themes included but not limited to are: Imaging, Biosignals, Biorobotics, Bioinstrumentation, Neural, Rehabilitation, Bioinformatics, Healthcare IT, Medical Devices, etc.

  • 2010 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

    The annual conference of EMBS averages 2000 attendees from over 50 countries. The scope of the conference is general in nature to focus on the interdisciplinary fields of biomedical engineering. Themes included but not limited to are: Imaging, Biosignals, Biorobotics, Bioinstrumentation, Neural, Rehabilitation, Bioinformatics, Healthcare IT, Medical Devices, etc

  • 2009 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

    The annual conference of EMBS averages 2000 attendees from over 50 countries. The scope of the conference is general in nature to focus on the interdisciplinary fields of biomedical engineering. Themes included but not limited to are: Imaging, Biosignals, Biorobotics, Bioinstrumentation, Neural, Rehabilitation, Bioinformatics, Healthcare IT, Medical Devices, etc

  • 2008 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

    The general theme of EMBC'08 is "Personalized Healthcare through Technology", covering a broad spectrum of topics from biomedical and clinical engineering and physics to medical and clinical applications. Transfer of research results from academia to industry will also be a focus of the conference.

  • 2007 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

  • 2006 28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)


2016 IEEE 13th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2016)

The IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) is the premier forumfor the presentation of technological advances in theoretical and applied biomedical imaging. ISBI 2016 willbe the thirteenth meeting in this series. The previous meetings have played a leading role in facilitatinginteraction between researchers in medical and biological imaging. The 2016 meeting will continue thistradition of fostering crossfertilization among different imaging communities and contributing to an integrativeapproach to biomedical imaging across all scales of observation.

  • 2015 IEEE 12th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2015)

    The IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) is the premier forum for the presentation of technological advances in theoretical and applied biomedical imaging. ISBI 2015 will be the 12th meeting in this series. The previous meetings have played a leading role in facilitating interaction between researchers in medical and biological imaging. The 2014 meeting will continue this tradition of fostering crossfertilization among different imaging communities and contributing to an integrative approach to biomedical imaging across all scales of observation.

  • 2014 IEEE 11th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2014)

    The IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) is the premier forum for the presentation of technological advances in theoretical and applied biomedical imaging. ISBI 2014 will be the eleventh meeting in this series. The previous meetings have played a leading role in facilitating interaction between researchers in medical and biological imaging. The 2014 meeting will continue this tradition of fostering crossfertilization among different imaging communities and contributing to an integrative approach to biomedical imaging across all scales of observation.

  • 2013 IEEE 10th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2013)

    To serve the biological, biomedical, bioengineering, bioimaging and other technical communities through a quality program of presentations and papers on the foundation, application, development, and use of biomedical imaging.

  • 2012 IEEE 9th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2012)

    To serve the biological, biomedical, bioengineering, bioimaging, and other technical communities through a quality program of presentations and papers on the foundation, application, development, and use of biomedical imaging.

  • 2011 IEEE 8th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2011)

    To serve the biological, biomedical, bioengineering, bioimaging, and other technical communities through a quality program of presentations and papers on the foundation, application, development, and use of biomedical imaging.

  • 2010 IEEE 7th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2010)

    To serve the biological, biomedical, bioengineering, bioimaging, and other technical communities through a quality program of presentations and papers on the foundation, application, development, and use of biomedical imaging.


2013 12th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics & Cognitive Computing (ICCI*CC)

Cognitive Informatics (CI) is a cutting-edge and multidisciplinary research field that tackles the fundamental problems shared by modern informatics, computing, AI, cybernetics, computational intelligence, cognitive science, intelligence science, neuropsychology, brain science, systems science, software engineering, knowledge engineering, cognitive robots, scientific philosophy, cognitive linguistics, life sciences, and cognitive computing.

  • 2012 11th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics & Cognitive Computing (ICCI*CC)

    Cognitive informatics and Cognitive Computing are a transdisciplinary enquiry on the internal information processing mechanisms and processes of the brain and their engineering applications in cognitive computers, computational intelligence, cognitive robots, cognitive systems, and in the AI, IT, and software industries. The 11th IEEE Int l Conference on Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing (ICCI*CC 12) focuses on the theme of e-Brain and Cognitive Computers.

  • 2011 10th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics & Cognitive Computing (ICCI*CC)

    Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing are a transdisciplinary enquiry on the internal information processing mechanisms and processes of the brain and their engineering applications in cognitive computers, computational intelligence, cognitive robots, cognitive systems, and in the AI, IT, and software industries. The 10th IEEE Int l Conference on Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing (ICCI*CC 11) focuses on the theme of Cognitive Computers and the e-Brain.

  • 2010 9th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI)

    Cognitive Informatics (CI) is a cutting-edge and transdisciplinary research area that tackles the fundamental problems shared by modern informatics, computing, AI, cybernetics, computational intelligence, cognitive science, neuropsychology, medical science, systems science, software engineering, telecommunications, knowledge engineering, philosophy, linguistics, economics, management science, and life sciences.

  • 2009 8th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI)

    The 8th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI 09) focuses on the theme of Cognitive Computing and Semantic Mining. The objectives of ICCI'09 are to draw attention of researchers, practitioners, and graduate students to the investigation of cognitive mechanisms and processes of human information processing, and to stimulate the international effort on cognitive informatics research and engineering applications.

  • 2008 7th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI)

    The 7th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI 08) focuses on the theme of Cognitive Computers and Computational Intelligence. The objectives of ICCI 08 are to draw attention of researchers, practitioners and graduate students to the investigation of cognitive mechanisms and processes of human information processing, and to stimulate the international effort on cognitive informatics research and engineering applications.

  • 2007 6th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI)


2012 6th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering (iCBBE)

Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biomedical Engineering


2012 IEEE 12th International Conference on Bioinformatics & Bioengineering (BIBE)

The annual IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering covers complementary disciplines that hold great promise for the advancement of research and development in complex medical and biological systems, agriculture, environment, public health, drug design, and so on.



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Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

Broad coverage of concepts and methods of the physical and engineering sciences applied in biology and medicine, ranging from formalized mathematical theory through experimental science and technological development to practical clinical applications.


Medical Imaging, IEEE Transactions on

Imaging methods applied to living organisms with emphasis on innovative approaches that use emerging technologies supported by rigorous physical and mathematical analysis and quantitative evaluation of performance.


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All aspects of the theory and applications of nuclear science and engineering, including instrumentation for the detection and measurement of ionizing radiation; particle accelerators and their controls; nuclear medicine and its application; effects of radiation on materials, components, and systems; reactor instrumentation and controls; and measurement of radiation in space.




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Algorithms for calculation of DRRs for different accelerator voltages and tools for work with DRRs

N. B. Milickovic; D. Baltas; N. Zamboglu 2001 Conference Proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2001

The aim of this study was to develop algorithms for simulation of DRR calculation for different accelerator voltages. We also developed a number of useful tools for an application of DRRs in modern brachytherapy treatment planning.


The Changes in Pulse Transit Time at Specific Cuff Pressures during Inflation and Deflation

Yinbo Liu; Carmen C. Y. Poon; Y. T. Zhang 2006 International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2006

The changes in pulse transit time (PTT) during the continuous slow deflation of brachial cuff were early reported; however, the PTTs obtained for specific cuff pressures during inflation or deflation have not been compared before. Therefore, the objective of this study is to examine the differences in PTT when cuff pressure (Peun) was raised or deflated to the desired level. ...


Electrocardiogram-Assisted Blood Pressure Estimation

Saif Ahmad; Silu Chen; Karen Soueidan; Izmail Batkin; Miodrag Bolic; Hilmi Dajani; Voicu Groza IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 2012

Accurate automatic noninvasive assessment of blood pressure (BP) presents a challenge due to conditions like arrhythmias, obesity, and postural changes that tend to obfuscate arterial amplitude pulsations sensed by the cuff. Researchers tried to overcome this challenge by analyzing oscillometric pulses with the aid of a higher fidelity signal-the electrocardiogram (ECG). Moreover, pulse transit time (PTT) was employed to provide ...


A 3-D Ultrasound Robotic Prostate Brachytherapy System With Prostate Motion Tracking

Nikolai Hungr; Michael Baumann; Jean-Alexandre Long; Jocelyne Troccaz IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2012

This paper describes a new 3-D ultrasound robotic prostate brachytherapy system. It uses a stationary 3-D ultrasound probe rigidly fixed to a robotic needle insertion mechanism. The novelty of the system is its ability to track prostate motion intraoperatively to allow the dose planning and needle trajectories or depths to be adapted to take into account these motions. Prostate tracking ...


Pose estimation of known objects during transmission tomographic image reconstruction

R. J. Murphy; S. Yan; J. A. O'Sullivan; D. L. Snyder; B. R. Whiting; D. G. Politte; G. Lasio; J. F. Williamson IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 2006

We address the problem of image formation in transmission tomography when metal objects of known composition and shape, but unknown pose, are present in the scan subject. Using an alternating minimization (AM) algorithm, derived from a model in which the detected data are viewed as Poisson-distributed photon counts, we seek to eliminate the streaking artifacts commonly seen in filtered back ...


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Algorithms for calculation of DRRs for different accelerator voltages and tools for work with DRRs

N. B. Milickovic; D. Baltas; N. Zamboglu 2001 Conference Proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2001

The aim of this study was to develop algorithms for simulation of DRR calculation for different accelerator voltages. We also developed a number of useful tools for an application of DRRs in modern brachytherapy treatment planning.


The Changes in Pulse Transit Time at Specific Cuff Pressures during Inflation and Deflation

Yinbo Liu; Carmen C. Y. Poon; Y. T. Zhang 2006 International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2006

The changes in pulse transit time (PTT) during the continuous slow deflation of brachial cuff were early reported; however, the PTTs obtained for specific cuff pressures during inflation or deflation have not been compared before. Therefore, the objective of this study is to examine the differences in PTT when cuff pressure (Peun) was raised or deflated to the desired level. ...


Electrocardiogram-Assisted Blood Pressure Estimation

Saif Ahmad; Silu Chen; Karen Soueidan; Izmail Batkin; Miodrag Bolic; Hilmi Dajani; Voicu Groza IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 2012

Accurate automatic noninvasive assessment of blood pressure (BP) presents a challenge due to conditions like arrhythmias, obesity, and postural changes that tend to obfuscate arterial amplitude pulsations sensed by the cuff. Researchers tried to overcome this challenge by analyzing oscillometric pulses with the aid of a higher fidelity signal-the electrocardiogram (ECG). Moreover, pulse transit time (PTT) was employed to provide ...


A 3-D Ultrasound Robotic Prostate Brachytherapy System With Prostate Motion Tracking

Nikolai Hungr; Michael Baumann; Jean-Alexandre Long; Jocelyne Troccaz IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2012

This paper describes a new 3-D ultrasound robotic prostate brachytherapy system. It uses a stationary 3-D ultrasound probe rigidly fixed to a robotic needle insertion mechanism. The novelty of the system is its ability to track prostate motion intraoperatively to allow the dose planning and needle trajectories or depths to be adapted to take into account these motions. Prostate tracking ...


Pose estimation of known objects during transmission tomographic image reconstruction

R. J. Murphy; S. Yan; J. A. O'Sullivan; D. L. Snyder; B. R. Whiting; D. G. Politte; G. Lasio; J. F. Williamson IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 2006

We address the problem of image formation in transmission tomography when metal objects of known composition and shape, but unknown pose, are present in the scan subject. Using an alternating minimization (AM) algorithm, derived from a model in which the detected data are viewed as Poisson-distributed photon counts, we seek to eliminate the streaking artifacts commonly seen in filtered back ...


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