The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
1 - 6 February 2020
Conference BO113
Optics and Ionizing Radiation
Monday 3 February 2020
This conference is no longer accepting submissions.
Late submissions may be considered subject to chair approval. For more information, please contact Annie Gerstl.
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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 Chair
  • Brian W. Pogue, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth (United States)

Program Committee
  • Xiaoyuan Chen, National Institutes of Health (United States)
  • Adam P. Gibson, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
  • Ewa M. Goldys, The Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
  • Guillem Pratx, Stanford Univ. (United States)

Program Committee continued...
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.

  • Optical and radiation source technologies are the two central pillars for human medical imaging and therapy. The strengths of x-rays are deep tissue penetration, effective cytotoxicity, and the ability to image with robust projection and computed-tomography methods. The major limitations of x-ray use are the lack of molecular specificity and the carcinogenic risk. In comparison, optical interactions with tissue are strongly scatter dominated, leading to limited tissue penetration, making imaging and therapy largely restricted to superficial or endoscopically directed tissues. However, optical photon energies are comparable with molecular energy levels, thereby providing the strength of intrinsic molecular specificity. Additionally, optical technologies are highly advanced and diversified, being ubiquitously used throughout medicine as the single largest technology sector.

    Papers are requested in the areas of:
    • optics and radiation spatial localization
    • imaging systems that use combinations of optics & radiation
    • therapeutic delivery with optics and radiation either together or sequentially
    • descriptions of radio-optical and optical-radio interactions
    • nanoparticles & designed carriers to maximize imaging, therapy or theranostic value
    • scintillation, Cherenkov, radioluminescence effects

    This conference will examine the intersections of their use and the synergies where they benefit each other.
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