Table of Contents Preface. Fundamentals of image processing and analysis (A.J.C. Campilho). Visualization techniques for 3-D medical images (D. Vandermeulen, P. Suetens, G. Marchal). Digital analysis of SEM images for materials characterization and interface/surface studies of biological materials (C.P.M. de Sá). Scanning imaging techniques (SEM, Auger, X-ray mapping) applied to biomaterials surfaces (D. Muster, A. Mosser, M. Romeo). Surface characterization of biomaterials and imaging of adsorbed molecules using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and scanning force microscopy (SFM) (P. Descouts et al.). Advances in biomaterials related to progress in imaging techniques (G.W. Hastings). Processing interference microscopy images in the analysis of cell translocation and intracellular motility (G.A. Dunn). Image processing techniques for the study of muscular biopsies (C. Gabbi, A. Merolli, P. Tranquilli Leali). Microscopic methods of special relevance to the examination of bone and the implant interface (A. Boyde, L.A. Wolfe, S.J. Jones). Image processing techniques for the study of bone (A. Merolli, P. Tranquilli Leali, O. Palmacci). Three-dimensional quantification of cancellous bone structure (A. Odgaard). Application of acoustic microscopy to bone and biomaterials evaluation (A. Meunier, J.L. Katz). Image processing techniques in orthopaedic clinical practice (P. Tranquilli Leali, A. Merolli, F. Cortese). Computer aided densitometric image analysis (CADIA) of X-ray films related to bone remodeling with total hip arthroplasty (A. Toni et al.). From X-rays to quantitative computed tomography in experimental orthopaedic research: qualitative and quantitative dataanalysis (J. Cordey et al.). Application of radiographic image reconstruction and simulation analysis for preoperative planning in joint reconstructive surgery (E.Y.S. Chao, M.J. Vanderploeg). Fundamentals of thermoelasticity spate 9000 - technique (R. Bourgois, L. Reymen). Application of thermoelasticity to orthopaedic implants - case study: pelvis (R. Bourgois, L. Reymen). Application of non-invasive techniques in the determination of fracture callus property and bone strength (E.Y.S. Chao et al.). Quantitative analysis of the histological reactions at the interface and the surrounding bone tissue following the implantation of hip endoprostheses (M. Hahn). Dynamic optical pedobarography in diabetic foot problems (L. Serra, M.B. Serra, M.H. Cardoso). Image processing techniques for measuring back surface asymmetry in scoliotic patients (A. Merolli, P. Tranquilli Leali, P.L. Guidi). Maximum functional occlusion in molars with a computer integrated scan/CAD/CAM-system (J.M. van der Zel). List of participants.