It is our pleasure inviting you to the 10th International Symposium on Ultrasonic Characterization of Bone (ISUCB).

The Symposium will be held from September 18 to 21, 2024 in Shanghai, China.
It is our honor to host this symposium and to bring together academic and industrial researchers from all over the world to present scientific advancements in the ultrasonic assessment of bone and other musculoskeletal tissues. For the first time, the ISUCB will be held in Asia to open new horizons in bone quantitative ultrasound, to inspire new ideas and to initiate collaborations.

Shanghai is a famous historical and cultural city in China, located in the Yangtze River Delta of the East China coast. Shanghai is the most populous city in the world, with a population of more than 24 million. Shanghai has been described as the booming economy of mainland China, renowned for its Lujiazui skyline, museums and historic buildings along The Bund, City God Temple and the Yu Garden, etc.

The Symposium aims to exchange the achievements and experiences from scientists, engineers, and clinicians in the field of Bone Ultrasound. The scientific program topics include theory, modelling, signal processing, multimodal imaging, therapy control and treatment techniques in the field of quantitative bone ultrasound from the microscale to the whole body, from simulation to in-vivo application, from small animal to human, etc.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Shanghai in 2024!

Very sincerely,

Dean Ta, Mami Matsukawa


  • Stay tuned for regular updates.
  • The abstract submission has been closed on June 15th, 2024.
  • The Early-bird Registration has been started now, until July 31st, 2024.

Invited Speech

Important Dates

Open Deadline
Abstract Submission April 1st, 2024 June 15st, 2024
Acceptance Notification June 1st, 2024 June 30st, 2024
Early-bird Registration - July 31st, 2024
Regular Registration August 1st, 2024
Arrival September 18th, 2024
Departure September 21st, 2024

  • The abstracts submitted by May 15th will be reviewed and accepted/rejected, notification will be sent by June 1st.
  • If you need to apply for a visa to enter China PR, please contact the organizing committee as soon as possible.

Scientific Program

The topics include quantitative ultrasound for bone evaluation and bone imaging, ultrasound therapy for bone and musculoskeletal tissues,and emerging techniques and other applications for bone quantitative ultrasound. The program topics cover simulation and modelling, numerical methods, inverse problems, signal processing, multimodal imaging, therapy control and treatment techniques in the field of quantitative bone ultrasound from the microscale to the whole body, from simulation to in-vivo application, from small animal to human. Particularly, the following research topics will be covered but are not limited to:

Quantitative ultrasound for bone evaluation

  • Ultrasonic scattering of trabecular bone
  • Guided waves in cortical bone and skull
  • Through transmission ultrasound in bone
  • Ultrasonic evaluation of the bone-implant interface
  • Resonant ultrasound spectroscopy for bone elasticity
  • Diagnosis of osteoporosis and assessment of fracture risk

Bone ultrasound imaging
  • Ultrasonic computed tomography
  • Full waveform inversion
  • 3D ultrasonic imaging method
  • Ultrasonic beamforming for intracranial imaging and focusing
  • Ultrasound imaging of the spine

Musculoskeletal ultrasound therapy and treatment
  • Low intensity pulsed ultrasound for the treatment of osteoporosis
  • Ultrasonic healing of bone fracture
  • Ultrasonic therapy of musculoskeletal diseases (muscle, tendon, etc)
  • Ultrasonic neuromodulation and treatment of brain disorders

Emerging techniques for bone quantitative ultrasound
  • Photoacoustic bone evaluation
  • Photoacoustic imaging of bone and musculoskeletal tissues
  • Photoacoustic microscopy of bone tissues
  • Deep learning for ultrasonic bone imaging

General Information, Travel Information


The registration will start on July 31, 2024. If you have not registered via our conference web page yet, please do so prior to your arrival. This will ease the organization process and will ensure a fast check-in upon arrival.


The traffic information from airport/station to the meeting venue is provided on the conference web page. If you have any troubles and need help, please send to


Double standard rooms and single standard rooms are available for all attendees of the conference. The price for the double/ single standard rooms is about 60 EUR one day. You should book the rooms via the conference web page (waiting to be available). If you have not reserved a room through the conference web page yet, please do so at your earliest convenience.

Scientific Program

The scientific program is in preparation and will be updated on the conference website.

Weather and Temperature

September is the beginning of autumn in Shanghai.The weather is gradually getting cooler, but overall it is still relatively pleasant. The average temperature is about 20-28 degree centigrade. There is a certain probability of precipitation. The weather and temperature will be updated on the conference web page.

Special Requests

If you need special assistance or have other specific requirement (for example concerning food), please send your requests in advance to

WiFi and mobile phone connection

Free WiFi is provided in the lobby, lecture hall, seminar rooms and accommodation rooms in the Hotel.


Be advised to bring some cash (i.e., Chinese RMB) with you in China. The hotel for the conference is in the downtown area in Shanghai,and ATM will be available. Although credit/debit cards may be used in the large hotel and superstore, it would be more convenient if you could do the payment with mobile phone.


Power supply will be 220 voltage in China. Bring appropriate adapters (type A,C and I) to use your electronic equipment.


Costs for Taxi
  • About 150 RMB, ~40 minutes, 45 kilometers away from Pudong Airport
  • About 85 RMB, ~30 minutes, 25 kilometers away from Hongqiao Airport/railway station

Costs for metro/ subway
  • About 5 RMB, ~70 minutes, take metro line 2 and exchange line 3, from Pudong Airport
  • About 8 RMB, ~120 minutes, take metro line 2 and exchange Bus No. 746, from Hongqiao Airport/railway station

Help & Service

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any help, inlcuding with planning your journey.


Early Bird Regular
Student 320,00 € 370,00 €
Professional 450,00 € 500,00 €
Short course 0 € 0 €

Registration information

You can log in using your Abstract credentials or register. Once logged in, you can complete the payment process under the 'ISUCB 2024 Registration' menu item. We are partnering with the "International Bone Ultrasound Society" to utilize their website for registration and payment processing.

Click here to log in!

Terms of cancellation
In case of cancellation before June 1st, 2024, a cancellation fee of 50 € will be retained. Until August 1st, 2024, 50% of the total amount will be refunded. After that date or in case of no-show without cancellation, 100% will be charged. Cancellation requires request in writting.

Visa application
For invitation letter for visa application, please contact us via email to

Presentation Guidelines

Windows PC laptops with stereo audio playback capability, computer projectors, and laser pointers will be provided in all lecture sessions. Mac laptops is not available.

Any equipment other than PC computers with stereo audio playback capability, computer projectors, and laser pointers is “special equipment.” Request for special equipment (e.g., special speakers, CD players) may be provided upon availability and cost. Special software request can be made but dependent on availability and cost.

Authors are requested to use the provided PC laptop. No consideration will be provided for presenters to use their own laptops.

Poster boards and fastening materials will be provided. Poster boards are DIN A0 format (~ 3 ft. wide by 4 ft. high).

A PC laptop with stereo playback capability and projector will be provided in each meeting room on which all authors who plan to use computer projection will load their presentations. Authors should upload presentations from a USB drive and check proper functioning and appearance well before the start of their session (i.e., half a day before the session), and should arrive at the meeting rooms at least 5 minutes before the start of their sessions. Note that only PC format will be supported so authors using Macs must save their presentations for projection in PC format.

Workshops (in progress)

Awards, Travel Support

Student Travel Support

There is a limited amount of funding available to support students participating in ISUCB 2024. You may apply for student travel support if you are a student, and you are both, the primary author and presenter of an accepted paper (see the conditions below for details). Your application must include
  • a copy of a valid student ID (B.Sc.,M.Sc., or doctoral program)
  • a brief statement detailing your need for the Student Travel Support and a letter of support from your supervisor along with your application
Applications for student travel grants will be closed on August 21, 2024.
Notifications of decisions will be send out on August 31, 2024.

Award Conditions

  1. Travel support is intended for students who do not have sufficient funding to attend the ISUCB meeting otherwise. Postdocs and other professional researchers cannot be supported.
  2. Applicants should be both, the primary author and the presenter for at least one accepted ISUCB paper. All co-authors of the paper should be in agreement that you are the primary author.
  3. All student travel award recipients are required to register and attend ISUCB 2024. The support will be given as partial or full reimbursement of registration and accommodation expenditures.
  4. Depending on the funding sources, priority may be given to students from developing countries and overseas. However, applications are also open to students from other countries.
Please send your application to (


Chair: Prof. Dean Ta, PhD
Fudan University
Shanghai, China

Co-Chair: Prof. Mami Matsukawa, PhD
Doshisha University
Kyoto, Japan

Scientific Advisory Board

  • Keith A Wear (Silver Spring, USA)
  • Kay Raum (Berlin, Germany)
  • Quentin Grimal (Paris, France)
  • Jean-Gabriel Minonzio (Valparaíso, Chile)
  • Lawrence H. Le (Edmonton, Canada)
  • Marie Müller (Raleigh, USA)
  • Brent K. Hoffmeister (Memphis, USA)
  • Hairong Zheng (Shenzhen, China)
  • Yuanyi Zheng (Shanghai, China)
  • Huixiong Xu (Shanghai, China)
  • Yongping Zheng (Hong Kong, China)
  • Yi-xian Qin (New York, USA)
  • Chengcheng Liu (Shanghai, China)
  • Kailiang Xu (Shanghai, China)

Organizing Committee

  • Kay Raum (Berlin, Germany)
  • Dong Zhang (Nanjing, China)
  • Haijun Niu (Beijing, China)
  • Jianzhong Guo (Xi'an, China)
  • Liang Tang (Xi'an, China)
  • Lixin Jiang (Shanghai, China)
  • Ligang Cui (Beijing, China)
  • Jiaan Zhu (Beijing, China)
  • Chao Zhang (Wuhan, China)
  • Fang Nie (Lanzhou, China)
  • Rui Zheng (Shanghai, China)
  • Xiran Cai (Shanghai, China)
  • Xin Liu (Shanghai, China)
  • Dan Li (Shanghai, China)
  • Xue Jiang (Shanghai, China)
  • Ying Li (Shanghai, China)
  • Ting Feng (Shanghai, China)


Organizing Committee for ISUCB 2024

Dean Ta, Chengcheng Liu
No 2005, Songhu Road, Yangpu District,
200438, Shanghai, China

Phone+86 21-31242525

We thank Felix Juhr for the enormous support on setting up the web page.