Scientific and Clinical Topics

MICCAI encompasses the following broad topics:

Medical Image Computing and Analysis

  • data-driven segmentation
  • anatomical atlases, object-based models and model-matching
  • time series analysis
  • functional image analysis co-registration (alignment) and image fusion
  • combination of structural & functional information
  • combination of information across scales quantitative analysis
  • finite element models
  • tensor & vector field analysis 

Computer Assisted Interventional Systems and Robotics

  • instrument & patient localisation & tracking
  • planning of interventions, invasive & minimally invasive
  • simulation & training systems
  • computer aided endoscopy
  • guidance of surgery & minimally invasive procedures
  • robotics
  • clinical evaluation of systems
  • safety issues
  • medical telepresence & telesurgery  

Bioscience Applications & Computer-Aided Diagnosis

  • applications to different organs & systems
  • biomechanics, tissue modelling & deformation analysis
  • applications to different clinical specialities
  • quantitative validation 

New Applications for Specific Imaging Systems

  • magnetic resonance (MRI) applications
  • CT & new x-ray tomography applications
  • nuclear medicine
  • conventioned microscopy
  • confocal microscopy
  • molecular imaging
  • macroscopic optical imaging  

Visualization and Feedback

  • new display systems
  • enhanced or augmented realtiy
  • virtual reality
  • non-visual feedback