The 2013 International Pulmonary Imaging Workshop


Philadelphia, PA | May 16 - 18, 2013


On behalf of the organizing committee, I welcome you to the 2013 International Pulmonary Imaging Workshop. Unlike previous years’ workshops, where the focus was mainly on structural and functional imaging, we allocated a significant portion of the upcoming meeting to metabolic pathway and probe development for the assessment of pulmonary disorders. To this end, 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, lung image analysis and co-registration, and on the latest imaging and hyperpolarization techniques. Nevertheless, 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 fifteen sessions consisting of

  1. Fifty-Six presentations from the experts in the field of pulmonary imaging, lung biology and physiology, metabolic pathways, and image analysis,

  2. Twelve ten-minute presentations by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows,

  3. Several short presentations from the workshop’s abstracts. 

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 2013 Pulmonary Workshop extend their thanks to all of the meeting’s speakers and participants. We are looking forward to seeing you at the University of Pennsylvania on May 16, 2013.


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