Call for Papers
Wavelets in Medical Imaging
Michael Unser, Akram Aldroubi, and Andrew Laine, Guest Editors

Wavelets provide a unifying framework for decomposing images, volumes, and time series data into their elementary constituents across scale. They are having a significant impact on the science of medical imaging and the diagnosis of disease and screening protocols. Because of a powerful underlying mathematical theory, they offer exciting opportunities for the design of new multi-resolution image processing algorithms, and novel acquisition methods such as wavelet-encoded MRI.

We invite submission of papers describing new applications of wavelets in medical imaging. Suggested topics include:

The term “wavelet” here is meant in its broader sense. It encompasses all types of multi-resolution bases including wavelet packets and modulated cosines; redundant transforms or frames; multi-scale decompositions; Gabor functions; as well as continuous wavelet transforms.

IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (TMI) seeks high quality research papers for this special issue. Applying wavelets should not be a goal in itself. Their use should be well motivated with respect to medical significance; new wavelet methods should be evaluated against existing state-of-the art solutions, preferably using real data sets.

All authors should submit five copies of their manuscript and figures by October 1, 2001 to Prof. Unser or the T-MI Editorial Office. Authors intending to submit articles are encouraged to discuss their submissions with the Guest Editors.

Guest Editors:

Michael Unser, Professor Akram Aldroubi, Professor Andrew Laine, Professor
Biomedical Imaging Group Department of Mathematics Dept. of Biomedical Eng.
IOA, BM-4.127 416 CEPSR, MC-8904
Swiss Fed. Inst. of Technology Vanderbilt University 530 West 120th Street
1015 Lausanne EPFL Nashville TN 37240 New York, NY 10027
Switzerland USA USA
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Submission of manuscripts: October 1, 2001
Acceptance/rejection notification: January 15, 2002
Revised manuscripts due: April 1, 2002
Publication: July 2002