[Gate-users] Digital Mammography @ VipIMAGE11 - submission DEADLINE APPROACHING

Susana Silva susana.silva at fc.ul.pt
Tue Mar 1 03:18:26 CET 2011

(Apologies for cross-posting)

Dear Colleague,

Within the VipIMAGE Conference we are organizing the Thematic Session 
"_*Digital Mammography*_".

The International Conference *VipIMAGE 2011 - III ECCOMAS THEMATIC 
will be held in Real Marina Hotel & Spa, Olhão, Algarve, Portugal, on 
October 12-14, 2011.


Breast cancer is a deadly disease and one of the types with higher 
incidence. It is asymptomatic at earlier stages, but it has a high 
survival rate at this stage. Studies have indicated that cure rates 
dramatically increase if the breast lesion can be detected at a size 
less than 1 centimeter, which is too small for the lesion to be 
palpable.  The only way a small lesion like this can be detected is 
through screening mammography. However, traditional screen-film 
mammography is limited in its ability to detect some cancers, especially 
those occurring in women with radiographically "dense" breasts. For this 
reason, extensive research efforts to improve mammography have 
occurred.Digital mammography was developed in part to address some of 
the limitations of screen film mammography for cancer detection.

The aim of this thematic session is to present and discuss recent 
developments and future prospects in some fields of digital mammography 
and to bring together multidisciplinary approaches.

*Topics of interest include *(but are not restricted to)*:*

    * Full-Field Digital Mammography (FFDM)
    * Computer-Aided Detection & Discrimination (CAD)
    * Multi-Modality Breast Imaging Techniques (MRI, PET, FFDM, etc.)
    * Tomosynthesis and Computed Tomography Breast Imaging
    * Digital Image Processing in mammography
    * Clinical Applications of Digital Breast Imaging Systems


The *book of proceedings will be published by Taylor & Francis Group*. 
The organizers will encourage the submission of extended versions of the 
accepted papers to related International Journals; in particular for 
special issues dedicated to the conference.

A *book with 20 invited extended works* from the most important ones 
presented in conference will be *published by SPRINGER*.


"Best paper award" and "best student paper award" are going to be given 
to the author(s) of two papers presented at the conference, selected by 
the Organizing Committee based on the best combined marks from the 
Scientific Committee and Session Chairs.

*Submission Instructions:***

Authors should follow the journal author instructions 
<http://paginas.fe.up.pt/%7Evipimage/conference/instructions.html>) and 
submit their manuscript through the conference management system 
(https://conference.inegi.up.pt/vipimage2011/login.php) and select the 
special session "Digital Mammography",according to the following timetable:

·*Submission of extended abstracts: March 15, 2011*

·Authors Notification: April 15, 2011

·Lectures and Final Papers: June 15, 2011

More details can be found in the conference website: 

You participation will be a great value to the thematic session that 
we're organizing. That's why we are addressing this invitation for you 
to make an oral presentation dedicated to "Digital Mammography".

We would appreciate if you could distribute this information by your 
colleagues and co-workers (if you aren't available to do it).

We look forward to seeing you in Olhão next October.

Yours sincerely,

Susana Silva (susana.silva at estesl.ipl.pt 
<mailto:susana.silva at estesl.ipl.pt>)

Nuno Machado (nuno.machado at estesl.ipl.pt 
<mailto:nuno.machado at estesl.ipl.pt>)

Luis Freire (luis.freire at estesl.ipl.pt <mailto:luis.freire at estesl.ipl.pt>)

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