By Etienne Dombre, Micaël Michelin, François Pierrot, Philippe Poignet, Philippe Bidaud (auth.), Christian Barillot, David R. Haynor, Pierre Hellier (eds.)
The seventh foreign convention on clinical Imaging and machine Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2004, used to be held in Saint-Malo, Brittany, France on the “Palais du Grand huge” convention heart, September 26–29, 2004. The p- posaltohostMICCAI2004wasstronglyencouragedandsupportedbyIRISA, Rennes. IRISA is a publicly funded nationwide examine laboratory with a sta? of 370,including150full-timeresearchscientistsorteachingresearchscientistsand one hundred fifteen postgraduate scholars. INRIA, the CNRS, and the college of Rennes 1 are all companions during this combined learn unit, and all 3 firms have been invaluable in helping MICCAI. MICCAI has turn into a finest overseas convention with in-depth - pers at the multidisciplinary ?elds of clinical photo computing, comput- assisted intervention and scientific robotics. The convention brings jointly cl- icians, organic scientists, computing device scientists, engineers, physicists and different researchers and o?ers them a discussion board to switch principles in those intriguing and swiftly growing to be ?elds. The effect of MICCAI raises every year and the standard and volume of submitted papers this yr used to be very extraordinary. We bought a checklist 516 complete submissions (8 pages in size) and a hundred and one brief communications (2 pages) from 36 di?erent nations and five continents (see ?gures below). All submissions have been reviewed by means of as much as four exterior reviewers from the Scienti?c assessment C- mittee and a first-rate reviewer from this system Committee. All experiences have been then thought of via the MICCAI 2004 application Committee, leading to the reputation of 235 complete papers and 33 brief communications.