Dr. Richard L. VanMetter
Medical Imaging Physics Consultant at
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Symposium Chair | Conference Chair | Author | Editor | Instructor
Area of Expertise:
Radiographic Medical Imaging , Image Processing , Technology Evaluation , Radiographic Imaging Detectors , Imaging System Analysis (MTF,NPS, DQE) , Research & Development Strategy
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Profile Summary

Richard VanMetter has worked in radiographic imaging for over 30 years. His primary research interests have been in imaging system analysis and image processing. He currently consultants for clients on research and development strategies in selected areas of radiographic imaging, particularly digital radiographic acquisition, image processing and display applications including: projection radiography, dual-energy, cone-beam tomography and tomosynthesis. He holds 11 patents, has contributed to or edited 8 books and written more than 70 research papers. Recognition for his work includes the Eastman Innovation Award, the SPIE Outstanding Achievement Award, two RSNA Scientific Exhibit Awards, an SPIE Medical Imaging Poster Award and the C.E.K. Mees Award for Scientific Excellence. He earned a Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Rochester. Dr. VanMetter is an emeritus member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.
Publications (29)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | March 20, 2007
Proc. SPIE. 6510, Medical Imaging 2007: Physics of Medical Imaging
KEYWORDS: Imaging systems, Sensors, Image processing, X-rays, Radiography, Heart, Diagnostics, Lung, Image filtering, Oximeters

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | March 16, 2007
Proc. SPIE. 6510, Medical Imaging 2007: Physics of Medical Imaging
KEYWORDS: Signal to noise ratio, Sensors, Calibration, X-rays, Radiography, Interference (communication), Receptors, X-ray detectors, Signal detection, Absorption

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | March 13, 2007
Proc. SPIE. 6510, Medical Imaging 2007: Physics of Medical Imaging
KEYWORDS: Statistical analysis, Data modeling, Visualization, Error analysis, Data acquisition, Image quality, Solids, Statistical modeling, Digital mammography, Visibility

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | March 2, 2006
Proc. SPIE. 6142, Medical Imaging 2006: Physics of Medical Imaging
KEYWORDS: Imaging systems, Sensors, X-rays, Silver, Radiography, Diagnostics, Image acquisition, Lung, Oximeters, Dual energy imaging

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | March 2, 2006
Proc. SPIE. 6142, Medical Imaging 2006: Physics of Medical Imaging
KEYWORDS: Target detection, Gold, Statistical analysis, Visualization, Error analysis, Image quality, Mammography, Failure analysis, Digital mammography, Visibility

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | March 2, 2006
Proc. SPIE. 6142, Medical Imaging 2006: Physics of Medical Imaging
KEYWORDS: Chest, Sensors, Calibration, Image segmentation, Image processing, X-rays, Radiography, Chromium, Receptors, Standards development

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Conference Committee Involvement (9)
Physics of Medical Imaging
18 February 2008 | San Diego, California, United States
Physics of Medical Imaging
18 February 2007 | San Diego, CA, United States
Physics of Medical Imaging
12 February 2006 | San Diego, California, United States
Medical Imaging 2002
23 February 2002 | San Diego, United States
Medical Imaging 2001
17 February 2001 | San Diego, United States
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Course Instructor
SC1094: ImageJ Part 1: The GUI and Macro Programming with Applications to Image Processing and Image Analysis
This course is an introduction to ImageJ, an open-source freely-available Java-based image image processing and analysis application. The course will focus on two key features of ImageJ: the graphical-user interface and the macro programming language. Together these provide a very-wide range of capabilities from simple image viewing to image processing and analysis of entire directories of images. The course will include real-time demonstrations of image processing and image analysis for several medical-imaging modalities. Anyone seeking an easy-to-use, extensible environment for image viewing, manipulation, processing and analysis who is considering ImageJ will benefit from this course.
SC1095: ImageJ Part 2: Plugin Programming with Applications to Image Processing and Image Analysis
This course is an introduction to Java object-oriented programming with application to ImageJ plugin programming. Plugins extend the capabilities of ImageJ, an open-source freely-available Java-based image processing and analysis application. They enable rapid prototyping of image processing and analysis concepts within the ImageJ wrapper, which does all of the file handling and image display, saving substantial time and effort. These can be readily shared with colleagues and clients. The course will focus on designing, programming and installing plugins for image processing and analysis applications. Real-time demonstrations will illustrate key concepts through examples from several medical-imaging modalities. Anyone seeking to extend their use of ImageJ beyond the user interface, available macros and macro-programming will benefit from this course. (Note: Course is based on the ImageJ 1.46 API)
SC1028: Introduction to ImageJ with Applications to Image Processing and Image Analysis
This course is an introduction to ImageJ, a open-source, freely-available Java-based image processing and analysis application. ImageJ provides a convenient, easy-to-use wrapper that does all of the file handling and image display, saving substantial time and effort. The course will focus on three key features of ImageJ: the graphical-user interface, the macro programming language, and the Java-based plug-in language. Together these provide a very wide range of capabilities from simple image viewing to rapid prototyping of an image processing concept. Real-time demonstrations will include examples from image processing and image analysis for several radiographic modalities. Anyone seeking an easy-to-use, extensible environment for image viewing, manipulation, processing and analysis who is considering ImageJ will benefit from this course.
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