the "International Conference on Image Formation in X-ray Computed Tomography", widely known as "The CT Meeting", is dedicated to basic problems related to X-ray CT. It is a friendly, informal, workshop-style meeting where most experts in this field come together. The participants, far more than hundred scientists, researchers and students, have the unique chance to present, discuss and understand the latest techniques of CT design, acquisition technology, image reconstruction, artifact reduction, dose reduction, ...
We welcome submissions on all topics that are related to image formation in CT. Ideal submissions will clearly demonstrate the impact of the investigated technology on the CT image. Evaluations with computer simulations and real data are both acceptable. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
The plenary lecture "Evolution and Clinical Application of Coronary CT Angiography" by Stephan Achenbach on Tuesday will highlight the clinical aspects, needs and current limitations of coronary diagnostic and interventional x-ray imaging.
There will be at least two sessions dedicated to non-medical CT including one on security and one on industrial applications. Submissions for these topics are highly welcome, too.
Three short courses will complement the CT meeting and introduce relevant basics on image reconstruction, image quality assessment, and artifact reduction. These 40 minutes lectures will be presented by Emil Sidky (University of Chicago), by Frédéric Noo (University of Utah) and by Marc Kachelrieß (German Cancer Research Center), respectively.
A guided tour to the Fraunhofer Development Center for X-ray Technology (EZRT) will demonstrate various industrial CT systems, including the smallest and the largest CT scanner of the world. Busses will pick you up at the conference center Friday 13:20 and return at about five. This optional post meeting event is free of charge, but it requires preregistration.
We are further planning for a sightseeing trip on Saturday which is also attractive for family members. Details on this optional event will be announced early in 2016.
The CT Meeting 2016 is the fourth in a successful series of biennial meetings. We are happy to welcoming you in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Bamberg, Germany in July 2016.