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Nov. 28, 2007

Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging to hold lung imaging workshop Dec. 3

The new Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging at the University of Iowa will hold its first official event, an Iowa Lung Imaging Workshop, Monday, Dec. 3 in the Iowa Room, Room 335, of the Iowa Memorial Union.

Designed for students and researchers who have an interest in lung imaging and medical image processing, the daylong workshop will begin with a 9 a.m. welcome and introduction by Milan Sonka, institute co-director, professor of electrical and computer engineering in the UI College of Engineering, and professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences as well as radiation oncology in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.

A collaborative venture between the UI College of Engineering and the UI Carver College of Medicine, the institute aims to foster multidisciplinary and cross-college research and discovery in biomedical imaging, and improve training and education. Further information may be found at the institute's Web site at

The workshop is free and open to the public. Persons planning to attend are requested to complete a free registration by e-mailing Bram van Ginneken at

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. People requiring an accommodation in order to participate in this program are asked to contact in advance Kimberly Glynn at 319-384-5236.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

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