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Summit on Color in Medical Imaging


May 8 & 9, 2013
Wednesday & Thursday All Day Event

FDA White Oak Campus
Silver Spring, MD
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The Summit on Color in Medical Imaging was a International Learning and Networking Workshop on the Technical Framework for Consistency and Interoperability Approaches for Dealing with Color in Medical Images, held on May 8-9, 2013 at the FDA White Oak Campus in Silver Spring, MD, USA. Although this summit was held in the USA it was an international event with speakers and attendees from all regions.

The event was a 2-full day summit with experts from all relevant areas who discussed the best way forward to provide improved color support for medical imaging applications. The international event's format consisted of oral presentations and open discussion sessions with ample opportunity for interaction and discussions.


  • Clinical photography / ophthalmic photography
  • Digital microscopy / histopathology
  • Endoscopy / laparoscopy
  • Telemedicine / mobile displays
  • Display devices
  • Color measurement
  • Standards and professional group recommendations (DICOM, ICC, CIE, IEC, AAPM)

The Summit on Color in Medical Imaging was planned by the Center for Devices and Radiological Health of the US Food and Drug Administration (CDRH/FDA) and by the International Color Consortium (ICC) with additional endorsement by American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and by the committee on Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM).

Each session consisted of a number of presentations which focused on technical issues. There was also an 'open mike' slot at the end of each session.

Program: See the full program, with abstracts and speaker bios. Presentations are available to download.

Webcast: An archive of the webcast is now available.

Following the Summit, ICC established a Medical Imaging Working Group to take up issues raised in the meeting.

Consistency and Standardization of Color in Medical Imaging: a Consensus Report
The consensus paper from the 2013 Summit on Color in Medical Imaging has now been published and the International Color Consortium has generously arranged to make this open access.

Organizing Committee:

  • Aldo Badano, CDRH/FDA
  • David Clunie, Corelab Partners, PixelMed, DICOM
  • Tatsuo Heki, FUIJIFILM, DICOM
  • Veronika Lovell, Sun Chemical, ICC
  • Craig Revie, FFEI, ICC
  • Hideto Yokoi, Kagawa University, DICOM