The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
1 - 6 February 2020
Conference BO303
Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies XIII
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Abstract Due:
24 July 2019

Author Notification:
30 September 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
8 January 2020

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Conference Chairs
  • Jeeseong Hwang, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
  • Gracie Vargas, The Univ. of Texas Medical Branch (United States)

Conference Co-Chairs
Program Committee
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Call for

Submissions to this conference must include:
  • 100-word text abstract (for online program)
  • 250-word text abstract (for abstract digest)
  • 2-page extended abstract (for committee review only). The extended abstract must be submitted as a separate PDF document limited to two pages, including tables and figures. Include author names and affiliations; text; any figures, tables, or images; and sufficient data to permit committee review.

  • Rapid advances in optical technologies and computational power have brought about a revolution in biomedical diagnostics and therapeutics. However, these advances necessitate parallel progresses in techniques used for development and evaluation.

    This conference will focus on three key areas that are critical to the design and production of safe, effective, and commercially-viable biomedical devices and technologies:

    1. systems and components which require unique solutions for biomedical applications.
    2. the evaluation of quality and safety of biomedical imaging devices and technologies.
    3. the establishment of device reliability, including failure and performance degradation.
    4. the design and required performance characteristics of phantoms for optical devices in medicine.

    This conference provides a unique forum for scientists and engineers from academia, industry and government to discuss issues that are relevant to all biomedical imaging modalities. Interactions between these parties should facilitate the development of biomedical devices and evaluation methods that will benefit medical/biological knowledge and patient care. Submissions pertaining to optical diagnostics and therapeutics for all fields of medicine as well as optical evaluation of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology products are solicited for this conference.

    I. Devices
    • optical and biophotonic devices and instruments for research and clinical applications
    • biosensor, noninvasive photonics medical sensors
    • biomedical instrumentation
    • image guided biopsy, surgical and therapeutic device and technologies
    • mobile and wearable devices, cost effective optics and devices
    • point-of-care, preclinical device and technologies.

    II. Design
    • tomography, polarization, confocal, multispectral, multiphoton, spectroscopic, and multimodal imaging systems
    • optics for biomedical imaging technologies and devices
    • illumination and detection geometry for imaging and spectroscopic systems
    • fiber optic imaging systems
    • novel optical sensing and detection
    • micro-optics and MEMS based optical systems
    • sources, detectors and other components
    • maximum permissible light exposure levels in vivo
    • development, validation, and application of computer-aided design tools.

    III. Quality
    • maximum permissible light exposure levels in vivo
    • Quality by Design (QbD)
    • device calibration and intercomparison
    • standards in biomedical imaging and spectroscopy
    • standards in devices and components
    • standards in image/data processing and storage
    • phantoms and test methods
    • metrology
    • development/evaluation of novel measurement tools
    • computer-aided diagnosis algorithms
    • critical metrics for assessing quality
    • quality, compliance and regulatory issues related to biomedical devices
    • statistical approaches for designing, evaluating, and validating medical device, databases, and technologies
    • patient and user safety; photothermal, biochemical, etc.

    IV. Reliability
    • physics, analysis, failure mechanisms and testing for failure
    • aging, dormancy and component degradation
    • computational and analytical modeling
    • determination of factors of safety
    • reusability of new optical devices.

    V. Phantoms
    • applications of phantoms for performance comparison and validation of instruments
    • 3D printed phantoms
    • phantom design, fabrication, and validation procedures
    • testing and uncertainty analysis
    • dynamic methods.

    VI. Biomedical Imaging Technologies
    • hyperspectral, spectroscopic techniques
    • image enhancing techniques
    • CMOS technologies for biomedical applications
    • multi-modal techniques, including hybrid devices with non-optical (e.g., x-ray, MRI, ESR, ultrasound) components
    • small animal imaging
    • molecular imaging
    • digital Imaging and telemedicine.
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