Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Medical Physics and Biophysics Rome, Italy - Hotel Holiday Inn Rome.

Day 1 :

Keynote Forum

Richard L Morin

Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, USA

Keynote: Physics education in medical imaging

Time : 10:00 -10:50

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Biography:

Richard L Morin is currently working as a Professor in Mayo Medical School. He has received his PhD from the University of Oklahoma in Medical Physics. He is the Director of Physics in Radiology at the Mayo Clinic Florida. He is a former President and Chairman of the Board of the AAPM, Member ACR Board of Chancellors, ABR and ABII Trustee. He has received the Coolidge Gold Medal Award from the AAPM and Gold Medal Awards from the American Roentgen Ray Society, the American College of Radiology, the Florida Radiological Society and the RLI Leadership Luminary Award.

Abstract:

Physics education is important to Diagnostic Radiologists, Radiation Oncologists and Medical Physicists. The primary premise of specialization in Medicine is that an individual has more knowledge and experience than others without specialty training. Physics is important to the practice. Fundamental knowledge of the Physics and Engineering on which imaging and therapeutic technologies are based is truly important and a distinguishing factor for those who image or treat patients. Demonstrated experience in these areas must be required to ensure safety and quality of care. Knowing bits of knowledge does not make one an authority in any field, to become an expert requires special training and experience. This fundamental concept is often lost among those responsible for the regulation and the use of ionizing radiation in medicine. It is plainly obvious that simply knowing human anatomy does not qualify a person to interpret medical images. Electronic processing techniques can make objects appear or disappear. Technical knowledge of the acquisition methodology is necessary to accurately associate pathology with a particular image. In addition the ability to correctly identify artifacts or other “nonstandard” presentations is vital to accurate image interpretation. Practical application of the basic physics related to each modality provides the framework to accommodate such variation and avoid misinterpretation. It is for these reasons that Physics education is important to the Radiology community. It is vital that Physics education be not a recitation of factoids to pass an examination but rather woven into the clinical environment, so that it is apparent and understood that fundamental Physics is being applied in clinical imaging situations

Keynote Forum

Géza Ódor

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

Keynote: Critical dynamics on a large human open connectome network
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Biography:

Géza Ódor has completed his PhD from Eötvös Loránd University and Postdoctoral studies at CERN Geneva. He is a Scientific Advisor of MTA-MFA, a Research Institution of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He got Doctor of Science degree from the Academy of Sciences in 2004. He has published more than 78 papers in reputed journals and a book on Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics.

Abstract:

Extended numerical simulations of threshold models have been performed on a human brain network with N=836733 connected nodes available from the open connectome project. While in the case of simple spreading models like contact process, SIS or threshold model, a sharp discontinuous phase transition without any critical dynamics arises. Variable threshold models exhibit extended power-law scaling regions. This is attributed to fact that Griths effects, stemming from the topological or interaction heterogeneity of the network can become relevant if the input sensitivity of nodes is equalized. Non-universal power-law avalanche size and time distributions have been found with exponents agreeing with the values obtained in electrode experiments of the human brain. Power-law activity time dependences occur sub-critically in an extended control parameter space region without the assumption of self-organization. Probably the most important result of this study is that negative weights enable local sustained activity and promote strong rare-region effects without network fragmentation. Thus, connectomes with high graph dimensions can be subject to rare-region effects and can show measurable Griths effects. Another important observation is that power-laws may occur in a single network, without sample averaging, due to the modular topological structure. Effects of link directness, as well as the consequence of inhibitory connections are studied. Robustness with respect of random removal of links suggests that connectome generation errors do not modify the Griths effects qualitatively

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Biography:

Trevor Fitz John obtained MBBS from Newcastle upon Tyne UK in 1978 followed by First FRCR examination in 1984. He immigrated to New Zealand in 1986. In NZ he has been at the forefront of technological advances being in the leading wave of establishing CT, MRI, PACS and most recently PET/CT at Pacific Radiology. He is the
Chairman of Cyclotek Pharmaceuticals NZ which operates NZ’s only cyclotron. He has a keen interest in multimodality oncologic and neuro imaging

Abstract:

The need for a distributable F18 based PSMA agent in New Zealand. I will present the distribution routes for Melbourne and Wellington based cyclotrons and pharmacy. I will review the first ~200 cases in this retrospective cohort from referrals by Urologists and Radiation Oncology with relation to disease case mix, and correlation with PSA and other imaging including 3T MRI of primary disease and 18F PET/CT bone scanning and body CT of disseminated disease. A subset of comparison of PSMA imaging against multiparametric mainly 3T MRI will be included. Representative slides will highlight points of interest