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  • CARS 2002 Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery

    MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

    CARS 2002 Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
    16th International Congress and Exhibition
    June 26-29, 2002
    Palais des Congrès, Paris, France

    CARS is the premier annual international meeting of experts on new
    developments in computer assisted medical tools and applications. This
    conference concentrates on advances in medical imaging, health care
    networking, surgical robotics and instrumentation, and related imaging based
    technologies. CARS now includes the electronic medical record
    (EMR) and access management, with collaboration between all healthcare
    parties, including the patient.

    Progress in specific computer assisted techniques (e.g. digital imaging,
    computer aided diagnosis, image guided surgery, MEMS, etc.) combined with
    computer assisted integration tools (e.g. PACS, EMR, middleware, Internet,
    telemedicine, etc.) is reported at CARS. Physicians describe the use of PACS
    and telemedicine systems as enabling infrastructures for improving quality
    of and access to healthcare. Tools based on CAD and CAS are introduced by
    scientists and engineers at CARS.

    To ensure that these tools benefit the patient, collaboration between
    various disciplines, specifically radiology, surgery, engineering,
    informatics and healthcare management is a critical factor. The federation
    of societies and congresses of CARS 2002 (ISCAS, CMI, CAD, CVI, and CAR)
    provides a cooperative framework for advancing the development and
    application of modern computer assisted technologies in healthcare.

    Topics for CARS 2002 include:

    * Medical Imaging including CT, MR, US, SPECT, PET, DR,
    Molecular Imaging, and Virtual Endoscopy
    * Image Processing and Display
    * Medical Workstations
    * Image Guided Surgery and Radiation Therapy
    * Telemedicine
    * Expert Systems and Computer Assisted Education
    * Economic, Social and Management Issues
    * Image Management and Communication (IMAC) in Pathology,
    Dermatology, Ophtamology, Internal Medicine, etc.
    * Inter- and Intrahospital IMAC
    * IMAC Health Care Infrastructures for In-home Care
    * E-health and Multimedia EPR


    The CARS'2002 conference includes all of the following:

    * 6th Annual Conference of the International Society for
    Computer Aided Surgery - ISCAS

    * 8th Computed Maxillofacial Imaging Congress - CMI

    * 4th International Workshop on Computer-Aided Diagnosis - CAD

    * 2002 International Symposium on Cardiovascular Imaging - CVI

    Please visit the CARS Website at http://www.cars-int.de/ for detailed
    information. Consult the website for travel and registration information.

    The official language for the meeting is English for all presentations and
    publication.


    For further information, please contact:

    Heinz U. Lemke, PhD
    CARS Conference Office
    Im Gut 11/15
    79790 Kuessaberg, Germany

    Tel. +49-7742-922 434
    Fax: +49-7742-922 438
    fschweikert@cars-int.de

    http://cars-int.de/

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