The 2017 International Conference on Fully Three-Dimensional Image Reconstruction in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine will be held in Xi'an Shaanxi, China, from June 18 to June 23, 2017.
Fully3D is a highly-respected series of international conferences for those who are interested in tomographic image formation. While the conference name has 3D and the papers used to focus on nuclear and x-ray imaging modalities, we are well aware of the increasing importance of higher dimensional scenarios such as images with temporal and spectral dimensions, and very open to contributions from peers working on other imaging modalities such as MRI, ultrasound and optical imaging. In collaboration with committee members and colleagues, we have started organizing Fully3D2017 in Xi'an, which is a modern metropolis with some of China’s best universities. As a capital of ancient China for over 13 dynasties, Xi’an is home to many historical attractions, including the Terracotta Army, one of the eight wonders in the world, and the Bell Tower at the city center that synchronized daily activities of many past generations.
Inspired by the Bell Tower, we made a fully 3D logo for Fully3D2017, which resembles the Bell Tower. As shown in the attached PPT or PDF, the top and bottom parts of the logo symbolize the cone-beam geometry and the x-ray source bowtie respectively, the middle portion represents the SPECT camera, and the base is the PET ring. If you like, the top part of the logo can be also viewed as an acoustic transducer sending pulses in the C mode, and the ring may be interpreted as a gradient coil for MRI. Furthermore, our virtual design has been crystalized into a real gift of lasting value for each registrant. Seeing is believing. here are some photographs. We tried 3D-printed versions iteratively, but at this stage the analog/analytic technology is still better.
This website is under active development. The Call-for-Papers has been posted with key dates. More information will be released, such as plenary speakers and various events. New features will be tested, such as a Fully3D group for in-depth discussion and a depository for data and software sharing to promote the clinical and preclinical impacts of academic results. Your suggestions are welcome. Soon, we will start fund-raising, and do need your contacts and lobbying! It is underlined that monetary leverage is highly desirable, especially to support students who are the future of Fully3D.
Stay tuned, get involved, and see you soon! Best regards.
Ge Wang, PhD, and Xuanqin Mou, PhD
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