Instruments and techniques for biomedical researchMS58

Biomedical research in orthopaedics investigates major anatomical and functional features of the human body. This is performed on natural, pathological and treated anatomical regions (replacement, reconstructions etc.), to understand the relevant conditions, and in case to design and/or to assess the most appropriate treatment. There is huge literature on these studies, and major relevant advancements have resulted from this knowledge, but new potential benefits of the most recent instruments and techniques still needs to be fully comprehended and discussed. The faculty gathered for this symposium are authorities in this emerging discipline, and can also bring a number of real relevant cases.

Quantitative Cone-Beam CT: New Technologies, Algorithms, and Applications in Orthopedic Imaging
Wojciech Zbijewski (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore)
Advances in Cone-Beam CT Image Quality and Dose Reduction Using Optimization-Based Image Reconstruction
Jeffrey Siewerdsen (Johns Hopkins University)
3D-Printed Anti-Scatter Collimators for Artifact Reduction in Cone-Beam CT
David Holdsworth (Robarts Research Institute, Western University)
A Deep Imaging Architecture for Sparse-View Cone-Beam CT
Zhimin Huo (Carestream Health, Inc)
Multi-instrument Medical Imaging Analysis for Personalized Joint Replacement Design
Claudio Belvedere (Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna)
Roentgen-Stereophotogrammetric-Analysis (RSA) for the assessment of Joint Replacements
Richie Gill (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath)
ALBA: a Rapid Prototyping Framework for Computer Aided Medicine
Fulvia Taddei (Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna)
Virtual Modeling e 3D Printing to support clinical research
Laura Cercenelli (Laboratory of Bioengineering, Department of Experimental Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine (DIMES), University of Bologna, Policlinico S. Orsola Malpighi)
Alberto Leardini (Laboratory of Movement Analysis and Functional-Clinical Evaluation of Prosthesis, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna)
medical imaging, modelling, treatment design