This emphasis covers all hardware developments that are related to imaging devices and diagnostic or therapeutic assist systems. It also includes strategies for image reconstruction as it relates to specific instrumentation.

Innovation in Instrumentation

This category will cover all research on new instrumentation, including imaging hardware and related image protocols or reconstruction techniques, hybrid imaging systems and (therapy) assist systems.

Image Guidance

Presentations will be about new endoscopic devices and related optical, ultrasound and optoacoustic technologies as well as on image-guided surgery.


Here, technologies and applications to image at mesoscopic down to subcellular level will be presented covering intravital microscopy, confocal and two photon microscopy, high resolution microscopy (e.g. STED, PALM, STORM) as well as mass spectroscopy (e.g. MALDI).