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* ISRACAS'2002 *
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* Wednesday May 22, 2002 *
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* The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, ISRAEL *
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* Technion - Israel Institute of Technology *
* The Hebrew University of Jerusalem *
* Northern Digital Inc. *
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* International Society of Computer Aided Surgery *
* Israeli Society for Medical and Biological Engineering *
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Symposium Organizers

M. Shoham DSc Technion -- Israel Institute of Technology
L. Joskowicz PhD The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


The goal of the Symposium is to convene in Israel clinicians, scientists,
and engineers actively interested in medical imaging, computer science, and
robotics, and their application to the planning, monitoring, and execution
of medical surgeries. The symposium is the sequel of four ISRACAS
symposia, held in May since 1998 in Jerusalem, Haifa, and Tel-Aviv. Each
was attended by over 150 participants including clinicians, industry, and
engineering academia. The one-day events included invited speakers, oral
presentations of peer-reviewed papers, industrial exhibits, and system
demonstrations. Abstracts of selected peer-reviewed papers were published
in the Journal of Computer-Aided Surgery.

Symposium format

The symposium will take place in one day, from 8:45AM to 5:15PM. It will
consist of two invited talks by internationally recognized experts, 13
paper presentations, a special industrial session, and project and product

Symposium Topics

The symposium presents relevant research in Computer Science, Mechanical
Engineering, Biomechanics, and Electrical Engineering including but not
limited to:

- multi-modal image reconstruction and segmentation
- architectures, control, and applications of medical robots
- virtual and augmented reality surgery, telesurgery
- image and sensor data registration
- computer-aided diagnosis and preoperative planning
- intraoperative surgical monitoring, support, and planning
- surgical simulators, anatomical modeling, atlases
- safety issues in computer-assisted surgery

All medical specialties include but are not limited to:

- radiology
- orthopaedics and traumatology
- laparoscopy, endoscopy, arthroscopy
- neurosurgery
- cardio-vascular surgery
- minimally invasive surgery
- urology
- craniofacial surgery and dentistry


An equipment and systems exhibition will be be held in parallel to the
lectures. Exhibitors will get a chance to address the audience. If
you want to exhibit your system, please contact the organizers.

Invited speakers

Andre Bauer MD Marbella HIGH Care Clinic, SPAIN.
"Orthopaedic surgery with ROBODOC"

Ron Kikinis MD PhD Brigham Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA.
"Recent advances in Computer-Aided Neurosurgery"



8:45-9:00 Welcome and Introductory Remarks
M. Shoham and L. Joskowicz, Technion and Hebrew University, ISRAEL.

9:00-9:45 Invited lecture 1
"Recent advances in computer-aided neurosurgery"
Ron Kikinis, MD PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA.

9:45-10:00 Papers Session 1: Neurosurgery and neurology
Chair: Y. Shoshan, Hadassah Medical Center, ISRAEL.

"Operating microscope integration in freehand 3D ultrasound
R. Schwarz, S. Arnold, A Schmitgen, et al.,
Fraunhofer Inst., Schloss, U. of Leipzig, and Localite, GERMANY.

10:00-10:30 Paper session 2: Radiosurgery
Chair: D. Maor, InSightec, ISRAEL.

"Arterovenous volume visualization and calculation for radiosurgery
treatment optimization"
R. Foroni, A. Nicolato, G. Francastoro, et al.,
U. of Verona, ITALY.

"Intraoperative Gamma Camera -- Phantom studies"
A. Reznik, I. Blevis, N. Wainer, et al.
GE Medical Systems, ISRAEL.

10:30-10:50 COFFEE BREAK

10:50-11:45 Paper session 3: Dentistry and maxillofacial surgery
Chair: Ori Hadomi, DenX, ISRAEL.

"A standard method for objective comparison of different
navigated planning"
J. Brief, S. Hassfeld, U. Sonenfeld et al.,
U. of Heidelberg and U. of Karlsruhe, GERMANY and DenX, ISRAEL.

"Intraoperative presentation of surgical simulation results"
J. Brief, T. Salb, S. Hassfeld, et al.,
U. of Heidelberg and U. of Karlsruhe, GERMANY.

"Tele-dentistry: A new method for scanning, measuring, and analyzing
dentition via the Internet based on 3D holographic sensors"
A. Fischer and M. Redlich
Technion and Hadassah Medical Center, ISRAEL.

11:45-13:00 LUNCH BREAK

13:00-14:00 Special session and exhibition: perspectives from industry
Chair: Ori Hadomi, DenX, ISRAEL.

"Recent advances in navigation systems"
C. Lappe,

Presentations by leading companies in Israel.

14:00-14:45 Invited lecture 2
"Active robots vs. passive navigators in total joint replacement"
Andre Bauer
Marbella HIGH Care Clinic, SPAIN.

14:45-15:30 Paper session 4: Medical robotics and navigation
Chair: R. Yagel, InSightec

"Miniature bone-attached robot for orthopedic surgery"
M. Shoham, M. Burman, E. Zehavi, et. al
Technion and Masor Robotics, ISRAEL.

"Application of serial-parallel robot architectures for surgical tasks"
G. Carbone, A. Wolf, M. Ceccarelli, et al.,
U. of Sassino, ITALY and Technion, ISRAEL.

"Robust automatic C-arm calibration for fluoroscopy-based navigation"
H. Livyatan, Z. Yaniv, and L. Joskowicz,
The Hebrew University of Jersualem, ISRAEL.

15:30-15:50 COFFEE BREAK

15:50-17:00 Paper session 5: Medical image processing and modeling
Chair: M. Gomori, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, ISRAEL.

"Performance evaluation of center-line extraction algorithms in
quantitative coronary angiography"
H. Greenspan, M. Laifenfeld, S. Einav, et al.,
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Tel-Aviv U., ISRAEL.

"Fast extraction of tubular and tree 3D surfaces with front
propagation methods"
L. Cohen,
U. Paris IX Dauphine, FRANCE.

"Automatic landmarks detection of digital shapes"
E. Fredj and R. Gomori
Jerusalem College of Technology and Hadassah Medical Center, ISRAEL.

"Segmentation of microcalifications in X-ray mammogram using entropy
M. Melloul and L. Joskowicz,
The Hebrew University of Jersualem, ISRAEL.

17:00 Closing Remarks
L. Joskowicz and M. Shoham, The Hebrew University and Technion. ISRAEL.

Local Program Committee
D. Adam PhD Technion
M. Berman PhD Biomedicom Ltd.
R. Beyar MD DSc Rambam MC and Technion
M. Blumenfeld PhD GE Medical Systems Israel Ltd.
S. Einav PhD Tel-Aviv University
D. Elad PhD Tel-Aviv University
M. Gomori MD Hadassah Hospital
H. Greenspan PhD Tel-Aviv University
Ori Hadomi Msc DenX
P. Itzchak MD Tel Hashomer
D. Maor DSc InSightec
C. Milgrom MD Hadassah Hospital
M. Roffman MD Carmel Hospital
R. Yagel PhD InSightec

Industrial Program Ori Hadomi, DenX

Local Arrangements H. Greenspan PhD Tel-Aviv University

International Advisory Board
N. Ayache PhD INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France
G. Barnett MD Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA
J. Bowersox MD U. of San Francisco, USA
R. Bucholz MD St. Louis U., USA
A. Colchester MD PhD U. of Kent, UK
P. Dario PhD Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
B. Davies PhD Imperial College, UK
A. DiGioia MD Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh USA
S. Delp PhD Stanford U., USA
E. Grimson PhD MIT, USA
K. Hohne PhD Hamburg U., Germany
B. Jaramaz PhD Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh USA
L. Kavoussi MD Johns Hopkins U., USA
R. Kikinis MD Harvard MedicTel-Avival School, USA
S. Lavallee PhD TIMC-IMAG, Grenoble, France
H. Lemke PhD Technische Universitat, Berlin, Germany
P. Merloz MD Centre Universitaire et Hospitalier Grenoble, France
L. Nolte PhD U. of Bern, Switzerland
R. Phillips PhD U. of Hull, UK
R. Shahidi PhD Stanford U., USA
D. Stulberg MD Northwestern U., USA
R.H. Taylor PhD Johns Hopkins U., USA
J. Troccaz PhD TIMC-IMAG, Grenoble, France
M. Vannier MD University of Iowa, USA

Symposium Venue

The Symposium will be held in in the Beit Surasky auditorium of The Chaim
Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel. The Center, which is located
in the Tel-Aviv area, is affiliated to the Sackler School of Medicine,
Tel-Aviv University. Consult our web site for a map with directions on how
to get there.

Local arrangements and hotels

There are no hotels walking distance from the symposium venue, but the
hotels on the Tel-Aviv beach are a short 15min taxi ride away. You can
contact the hotels directly or use the following travel agent:

1 Trumpeldor St.
Tel Aviv 63433 ISRAEL
Tel: +972-(0)3-516-0203 Fax: +972-(0)3-516-0915
E-MAIL: ariel@arieltravel.com
Att: Nili

156 Hayarkon St. 287 Hayarkon St.
Tel: 972 520 7711 Tel: 972 3 542 5500
Fax: 972 527 0005 Fax: 972 3 542 5501
Single: $76; Double: $87 Single: $75; Double: $86

250 Hayarkon St. 220 Hayarkon St.
Tel: 972 3 543 3333 Tel: 972 3 527 7711
Fax: 972 3 5466589 Fax: 972 3 527 7750
Single: $80; Double: $92 Single: $92; Double: $110

11 Trumpeldor St. 10 Eliezer Peri St
Tel: 972 3 5192727 Tel: 972 3 520 1818
Fax: 972 3 5172626 Fax: 972 3 527 1043
Single: $91; Double: $112 Single: $170; Double: $195

155 Hayarkon St
Tel: 972 3 521 6666
Fax: 972 3 527 1065
Single: $170; Double: $195

For other questions concerning local arrangements, please contact

Prof. Leo Joskowicz
School of Computer Science and Eng.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Givat Ram, Jerusalem 91904, Israel
Phone: +(972)-2-658-6299
FAX: +(972)-2-658-5439
E-mail: josko@cs.huji.ac.il


Participants are required to register and pay a nominal fee which
entitles them to a copy of the Symposium proceedings and coffee break

Early registration: IS 250 (US $60) IS 125 (US $30) for students
(by May 1st, 2002)
On-site registration: IS 300 (US $70) IS 150 (US $35) for students

Payment is by check made to ``Technion'' or cash on-site (no credit cards).
Send checks to Prof. M. Shoham, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Technion,
Haifa 32000 Israel.

We strongly encourage participants to register early, so we can plan
properly the event.

Please e-mail or fax the following information to one of the symposium

For registration and more information contact:

Prof. Leo Joskowicz Prof. Moshe Shoham
School of Computer Science and Eng. Department of Mechanical Engineering
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Givat Ram, Jerusalem 91904, Israel Technion City, Haifa 32000, Israel
Phone: +(972)-2-658-6299 Phone: +(972)-4-829-3264
FAX: +(972)-2-658-5439 FAX: +(972)-4-832-4533
E-mail: josko@cs.huji.ac.il Email: shoham@tx.technion.ac.il

Check our web site for frequent updates:


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Fifth Israeli Symposium
Computer-Aided Surgery, Medical Robotics, and Medical Imaging








Payment: enclose a check to the name of "TECHNION"

Check one:

Early registration: __ IS 250 (or US $60)
__ IS 125 (or US $30) for students
(by April 23, 2002)
On-site registration: -- IS 300 (or US $70)
__ IS 150 (or US $35) for students

Send, together with your payment to:

Prof. Moshe Shoham
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Technion -- Israel Institute of Technology
Kiriat Hatechnion,
Haifa 32000, Israel
E-mail: shoham@techunix.technion.ac.il
Phone: +972-4-829-3264
Fax: +972-4-832-4533
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