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Public Workshop - Summit on Color in Medical Imaging, May 8-9, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Co-sponsor International Color Consortium (ICC) are announcing a public workshop entitled “Summit on Color in Medical Imaging:  An International workshop on the Technical Framework for Consistency and Interoperability Approaches for Dealing with Color in Medical Images.”

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together key stakeholders to clearly identify areas of need, investigate solutions and propose best-practice approaches. The recommendations of the summit might include the creation of a technical special interest group either as part of the ICC or in some other forum and the establishment of best-practice guidelines for industry.

Date, Time and Location

This meeting was held May 8 and 9, 2013, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the following location:

FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Bldg. 31, Room 1503 (the Great Room), Silver Spring, MD, 20993

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Webcast Archive

May 8, 2013

May 9, 2013

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Preliminary Agenda

To view abstracts and speaker bios, please visit the website for ICC: Summit on Color in Medical Imaging.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 – Day 1

  Conference Intro Session 
8:30 AM Welcome IntroductionCraig Revie (ICC) & ALberto Gutierrez (FDA)
 Section I - WSI / Digital Microscopy / Histopathology
Moderator: Craig Revie
9:00 AMColor Aspects and Color Standardization in Digital MicroscopyYukako Yagi (USA)
9:25 AMColor in Histopathology ImagingDarren Treanor (UK)
9:50 AMColor Within the Context of Whole-Slide ImagingStephen Hewitt (USA)
10:05 AMThe Biological Stain CommissionBrendan Boyce
10:10 AMOpen Microphone Session 
10:15 AMDiscussion IModerator: Craig Revie
10:30 AMMorning Break 
Section II - Endoscopy / Laparoscopy
Moderator: Tatsuo Heki
10:45 AMOverview of Endoscopy and LaparoscopyHideto Yokoi (Japan)
11:10 AMColor Management of Endoscopic ImagesTatsuo Heki (Japan)
11:35 AMTBAHomma Hiroyuki (Japan)
12:00 PMOpen Microphone Session 
12:15 PMDiscussion IIModerator: Tatsuo Heki
12:30 PMLunch Break 
Section III - Dermatology, Ophthalmology and Medical Photography
Moderator: David Clunie
1:30 PMRequirements for Color in Computer Aided Diagnostics Tool for DermoscopyStein Olav Skrøvseth (Norway)
1:55 PMPatient Photographs in the Electronic Health RecordMike Flynn (USA)
2:20 PMColor Reproduction in Medical Diagnosis, a Physician's Talk Who Strays Into the Optics WorldMasahiro Nishibori (Japan)
2:45 PMAfternoon Break 
3:00 PMColor Error in the Digital Camera Image Capture ProcessJohn Penczek
3:25 PMImage Capture Characteristics of a Fundus CameraChristye P. Sisson (USA)
3:35 PMOpen Microphone Session 
3:50 PMDiscussion III 
4:05 PMOpen Discussion – Day I 

  Thursday, May 9, 2013 – Day 2

Section IV - Telemedicine / Mobile Displays
Moderator: Craig Revie
8:30 AMHigh-Fidelity Color Reproduction and Multispectral Medical ImagingMasahiro Yamaguchi (Japan)
8:55 AMImportance of Colors in TeledermatologyThomas Roger Schopf
9:20 AMThe Role of Color in Telemedicine ApplicationsElizabeth Krupinski (USA)
9:45 AMOpen Microphone Session 
10:00 AMDiscussion IVModerator: Craig Revie
10:15 AMMorning Break 
Section V - Displays
Moderator: Aldo Badano
10:30 AMPrimary Stability: Mechanism, Measurement, Metric, and RemedyWei-Chung Cheng (USA)
10:55 AMDisplay Color MeasurementAndy Masia (USA)
11:20 AMColor Behavior of Medical DisplaysTom Kimpe (Belgium)
11:45 AMOpen Microphone Session 
12:00 PMLunch Break 
1:00 PMAdvancement of LCD Technologies And Consistent Presentation of ImageTakashi Matsui (Japan)
1:25 PMColor Error In Mobile Displays And Desktop MonitorsPaul Boynton (USA)
1:35 PMOpen Microphone Session 
1:45 PMDiscussion VModerator: Aldo Badano
2:00 PMAfternoon Break 
 Section VI - Standards (DICOM, ICC, CIE, AAPM) & Color Measurement
 Moderator: Craig Revie
2:15 PMChromatic Stimuli And Instrumentation In Experimental Vision ResearchBalázs Vince Nagy (Brazil)
2:40 PMThe ICC Approach To Color ManagementPhil Green (UK)
3:05 PMDICOM & IHE Standards For Medical Color ImagingDavid Clunie (USA)
3:30 PMStandards And Recommendations For Color Medical Displays, A Review Of Current Activities at AAPM and IECAldo Badano (USA) 
3:55 PMOpen Microphone Session 
4:10 PMDiscussion VIModerator: Craig Revie
4:30 PMOpen Discussion – Day 2 

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Public Comment

In order to permit the widest possible opportunity to obtain public comment, FDA is soliciting either electronic or written comments on all aspects of the public workshop topics. The deadline for submitting comments is by 5 p.m. on June 8, 2013. Regardless of attendance at the meeting, interested persons may submit either written comments regarding this document to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm.1061, Rockville, MD 20852 or electronic comments to

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Contact Us

For questions regarding workshop content please contact:

Aldo Badano
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 62, rm. 3116
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
Phone: 301-796-2534

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