International Symposium on

Ultrasonic Imaging and Tissue Characterization

Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel - May 29 to May 31, 2024


Purpose — The Symposium provides a forum for discussion of new directions in state-of-the-art technology and research opportunities in ultrasonic and photoacoustic imaging and characterization of tissues. The meeting affords physicians, engineers, and physical scientists a unique venue for sharing their contributions to this important area of technology development related to disease detection, diagnosis, staging, therapy planning, and treatment monitoring.
Topics — Presentations are solicited on 1) techniques for measuring ultrasonic properties of tissue, e.g., velocity, attenuation, scattering, elasticity, and nonlinear effects; 2) ultrasonic imaging, photoacoustic imaging and Doppler techniques, including transducer and array technology; 3) signal processing and pattern recognition; 4) ultrasound-guided intervention and robotic ultrasound imaging; and 5) ultrasonic and photoacoustic characterization of tissue and underlying physical and biological variables. Presentations describing high-quality research involving clinical trials of new techniques and instrumentation or new clinical applications of existing technology are particularly welcome.
Meeting venue — The Westin Arlington Gateway is the headquarters for all meeting activities. The hotel is near the Washington Metro subway stop in Ballston, placing it within minutes of downtown Washington, Capitol Hill and National Airport. A direct link now is available on the Washington Metro subway between Dulles Airport and the Ballston stop. Bus service to New York City is available nearby at the Rosslyn Metro stop. The New York City buses cost as little as $50 each way and feature free WiFi and electrical outlets.
The Westin Arlington Gateway is a four-star luxury hotel.  The meeting will take place in a beautiful, large ballroom, with spacious classroom seating for more than 100 attendees.  High ceilings and absence of support pillars provide unrestricted views of the projector screen.
The Symposium has guaranteed a limited number of rooms at a special Symposium rate of $259 for a single or double room. The cut-off date for reserving a room at this rate is Tuesday, May 7, 2024. However, if you are planning to attend the meeting, we urge you to make your room reservation as soon as possible. You can make a reservation via  2024 Symposium Room Reservations. Alternatively, you can call the Central Reservations office at 888-627-7076, 703-717-6200 and request the rate for the Tissue Characterization Symposium conference.
Meeting dates and times — Technical sessions will be held on May 29 to May 31, beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m. on May 29 and 30 and at 12:00 noon on May 31.
Program information — Detailed information on the program, as well as registration and logistical arrangements, will be emailed during the week of April 1.
Interest in attending or presenting a talk — As soon as possible, please complete the interest form on the Symposium website: UITC Symposium.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Abstracts — Abstracts must be received by March 19 for technical review by the Program Committee. Prospective speakers will be informed during the week of April 9 regarding acceptance of their abstracts for presentation. Accepted abstracts will be available on our web site and will be published in Ultrasonic Imaging.  Abstracts can be submitted online at  Only text can be submitted; figures cannot be accepted.  The abstract body cannot exceed 300 words; references and equations should be used sparingly. For questions regarding abstract submission, contact Marie Muller,, and Jonathan Mamou,
One talk/speaker limit — A limit of one talk per speaker applies to all speakers. No exceptions will be made.
Casual dress code — We encourage all participants to bring only casual clothes. Casual dress will make all of us more comfortable and simplify our packing. So please help us make the Symposium an informal, relaxed, productive, and interactive experience in the Symposium venue, the Westin Arlington Gateway.
Exhibits and corporate sponsorship — A limited amount of exhibit space for commercial scientific equipment is available just outside the meeting ballroom. Corporate sponsorship, which includes exhibit space, is also available. For additional information, contact Mel Linzer,



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