Monday, July 10

Mathematics in Image Formation and Processing - Part I of IV

Sponsored by the new SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Science. To know more about this newly-formed activity group, you are encouraged to attend its first organizational meeting to be held on Tuesday afternoon at 6:00 PM.

10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Room: Rio Mar 3

For Parts II, III, and IV, see MS8, MS14, and MS23.

This minisymposium is sponsored by the recently formed SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Science. The presentations in this session will include a variety of mathematical and statistical methods for reconstructing images in nuclear medicine. These include iterative statistical techniques, non-iterative wavelet methods, methods for incorporating a- priori information, and new mathematical models for the physical process. Nuclear medicine is playing an increasingly important role in diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The speakers will present work on improving the resolution of the images formed. The minisymposium will be of interest to researchers in wavelets, tomography, inverse problems, statistics, approximation theory, medical physics, radiology, and image formation.

Organizer: Bernard A. Mair
University of Florida, USA
10:30-10:55 Statistical Proximal Point Methods for Image Reconstruction
Alfred O. Hero, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA; Stéphane Crétien, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium; and Robinson Piramuthu, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
11:00-11:25 Wavelet Methods for Tomography with Noisy Medical Data
Bradley J. Lucier, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
11:30-11:55 Optimal Exploitation of Redundant Information in Various Tomographic Imaging Modalities
Xiaochuan Pan, The University of Chicago, USA
12:00-12:25 A Mathematical Method to Account for Detector Width in 2D PET
Bernard A. Mair, Organizer

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