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Computer Vision meets Medicine: Present and future of imaging modalities and biomarkers

Life and Matter Sciences International Symposium November 14, 2016 Madrid

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Venue: Fundación Ramón Areces, Vitruvio, 5. 28006. Madrid
Limited capacity

  • Free registration

Organized by:

Fundación Ramón Areces

In cooperation with:

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and mVision Foundation


Antonio TorralbaMassachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT


Norberto MalpicaUniversidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid. Spain

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Medical imaging technologies use different physical principles to image the human body or parts of it. They allow us to improve clinical diagnosis and treatment, but they are also an indispensable tool for research on the anatomical and physiological basis of disease. Medical imaging has experienced a revolution in recent times. The increase in resolution and quality of existing technologies, along with the appearance of new modalities, allows obtaining a great amount of anatomical and functional information very efficiently.

On the other hand, the fields of image processing and computer vision have had to respond to the need of handling the large amount of visual information available, something that has happened both in medicine and in other areas of the digital society. The combination of advances in image acquisition and computer vision techniques provides the clinician and researcher multimodal quantitative data that improve the diagnostic process, the research on various diseases as well as therapeutic procedures. The efective and sustainable deployment of these technologies in clinical scenarios requires multidisciplinary teams, a thorough analysis of needs and a change in working protocols.

The Computer Vision meets Medicine symposium brings together international experts that will present the state of the art in quantitative medical imaging (imaging modalities, analysis techniques) and the application of these technologies in different fields of medicine. The diverse profiles of the participating experts ensures an interesting combination of visions and knowledge, which is essential to ensure the impact of any progress in the health arena.

Monday, 14


Welcoming Remarks and Introductions

Raimundo Pérez-Hernández y Torra
Director de la Fundación Ramón Areces. Spain

Federico Mayor Zaragoza
Presidente del Consejo Científico. Fundación Ramón Areces. Spain

José María Medina
Vicepresidente del Consejo Científico. Fundación Ramón Areces. Spain

Antonio Torralba
Norberto Malpica
Coordinators of the Symposium.


The revolution of the eye: computer vision and its applications in medicine

Antonio Torralba
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Boston. EE UU. 


Exploring the beating heart: Contributions of image processing in cardiac imaging

María Jesús Ledesma
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Spain


Advanced neuroimaging technologies: From diagnosis to therapy, passing through the cloud

Norberto Malpica
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. Madrid. Spain




Mathematics brought to the clinic

Emmanuele Schiavi
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. Madrid. 


Imaging in Oncology adding light to the dark side

Francisca Mulero
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO). Madrid. Spain.


PANEL DISCUSSION: Imaging biomarkers in clinical trials. Is this the future?

Raúl San José
Brigham and Women's HospitalHarvard Medical School. Boston. EE.UU.

Quantitative imaging and biomarkers

Luis Martí-Bonmatí
Hospital Universitario La Fe. Valencia. Spain

Promises and reality of hybrid PET/MR imaging

José Luis Carreras
Hospital Universitario Clínico San Carlos. Madrid. Spain.




Invariant Feature-Based Analysis of Medical Images: An Overview

William M. Wells III
Brigham and Women's Hospital. Harvard Medical School. Harvard Medical School. Boston. USA


Seeing the nearly invisible: New lung imaging approaches drive personalized treatment

Raúl San José 
Brigham and Women's Hospital. Harvard Medical School. Harvard Medical School. Boston. EE.UU.


Molecular imaging: The future of PET imaging

Juan José Vaquero
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.


Imaging in therapy delivery

Antonio Torralba 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Boston. EE.UU.

Imaging platforms to enhance efficacy of cardiac regenerative medicine

Ricardo Sanz
Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón. Madrid. Spain

Attacking cancer in the Operating Room with Intraoperative Radio Therapy

Javier Pascau
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

Imaging and Radiotherapy in Oncology

Begoña Caballero
Hospital Universitario de Fuenlabrada. Madrid. Spain.



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