The 2011 International Functional Pulmonary Imaging Workshop

Philadelphia, PA | February 28 - March 2, 2011

Supported by the Functional and Metabolic Imaging Group and the Department of Radiology


On behalf of the organizing committee, I welcome you to the 2011 International Pulmonary Imaging Workshop. At this meeting – much like previous workshops – we have arranged for coverage of a diverse array of topics by inviting specialists who can speak authoritatively on pulmonary imaging (structure, function, and metabolic), lung physiology, lung mechanics, and on the latest imaging and hyperpolarization techniques. If our program seems at all incomplete or lacking in a well-balanced consideration of some topics, this is only due to the unavoidable limitations of time.

The program is divided into fourteen sessions consisting of nine keynote lectures, nearly forty presentations from experts in the field of pulmonary imaging, and ten six-minute presentations by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. In most cases, the presentations in each section are organized according to that session's underlying method or concept. While we believe that discussion is an important part of this meeting, we have only allotted a limited amount of time at the end of each session for dialogue. However, it is our hope that breaks given during each day's sessions will provide more time for informal conversation about the presentations.

The members of organizing committee of the 2011 Pulmonary Workshop extend their thanks to all speakers and participants in this meeting. We are looking forward to seeing you at the University of Pennsylvania on February 28, 2011.

Rahim R. Rizi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology
University of Pennsylvania