Do you want to learn more about multi-modality medical image data collection?
Do you want to gain insight to the vital partnerships between clinicians and researchers working to solve medical challenges?
Do you want to participate in small group interactive medical imaging facility tour sessions?

Register early for the ISBI 2020 Clinical Session!

New to the ISBI conference program are clinical sessions which will be held at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics campus on Saturday April 4th 2020. Multi-disciplinary collaborations will be emphasized where clinical challenges presented by physicians will be paired with presentations by medical imaging researchers collaborating on solutions in disciplines such as radiation oncology, pulmonology, neuroscience, ophthalmology, and cardiology. In addition, tours will be offered of state-of-the-art medical imaging facilities such as:

  • The Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging is housed in the newly constructed Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building and facilitates both human and large animal imaging research through multiple flexible imaging scanning bays with one access for human subjects and a secondary access for large animals which directly links to the Office of Animal Resources vivarium on the floor below. In this building is the Magnetic Resonance Research Facility which currently has two research dedicated whole body MR scanners (3.0T GE Discovery, 7.0T GE 950) and one small animal MR scanner (7.0T GE 901 Discovery) available for research.  Nuclear medicine capabilities are provided by a research dedicated whole body PET/CT system (GE Discovery) and supported by the University’s cyclotron and radiochemistry laboratories.
  • The Small Animal Imaging Core is also housed in the Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building and provides comprehensive service for non-invasive anatomical and physiological imaging of small animals (mice, rats and ferrets) and other biological and non-biological samples. Major equipment includes micro-PET/SPECT/CT (Siemens Inveon) and ultra-high resolution x-ray microscopy (Zeiss Xradia VersaXRM), and optical imaging with multispectral fluorescence (Carestream MSFX Pro).
  • The Advanced Pulmonary Physiomic Imaging Laboratory is located in the Medical Research Facility and features a dual source multiple detector CT scanner (Siemens Somatom Force). The CT suite is equipped with physiological monitoring systems, Xenon gas re-breathing delivery system, custom built lung volume controlling system, and contrast injectors. Adjacent to the CT suite is an animal preparation and surgery suite.