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Objectives & Outline

Objectives:

Medical imaging using ionizing radiation is coming under intense scrutiny from public, professional, and regulatory groups, who all share a common goal of ensuring patient benefit while minimizing patient risk. Continuing education in new and evolving imaging technology, as well as methods to increase benefit while decreasing risk, are therefore important aspects of the medical physicist's roles and responsibilities. This course will provide up-to-date and clinically relevant education regarding:

Program Outline

All sessions take place in Price Center Theater unless otherwise noted.

** = MDCB approved session

SUNDAY, JUNE 24
6:15pm-7:00pm Dinner in Pines Restaurant
7:00pm-9:00pm Icebreaker Reception outside Pines Restaurant
MONDAY, JUNE 25- RADIOGRAPHY AND MAMMOGRAPHY
6:45am-7:15am Breakfast in Pines Restaurant
7:25am - 7:30am Welcome and Announcements
7:30am - 8:30am Radiography: Fundamental Principles / Equipment Design & Siting - Chuck Willis **
8:30am - 9:30am
Radiography: Acceptance testing & QC programs / Artifacts & troubleshooting - Chuck Willis
9:30am - 10:00am Coffee Break
10:00am - 11:00am Radiography: Parameter/protocol optimization / New technologies & applications - Beth Schueler
11:00am - Noon Mammography: Fundamental Principles / Equipment Design & Siting - Kalpana Kanal
12:15pm - 1:00pm Lunch in Pines Restaurant
1:15pm - 2:15pm Mammography: Acceptance testing & QC programs / Artifacts & troubleshooting - Eric Berns
2:15pm - 3:15pm Mammography: Parameter/protocol optimization / New technologies & applications - Eric Berns
3:15pm - 3:30pm Refreshment Break
3:30pm - 4:30pm Radiography and Mammography: Determination of Organ & Effective Dose in Radiography and Mammography - Kalpana Kanal **
6:15pm-7:00pm Dinner in Pines Restaurant
TUESDAY, JUNE 26 - FLUOROSCOPY & INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY
6:45am-7:15am Breakfast in Pines Restaurant
7:30am - 8:30am Fluoroscopy/Interventional: Fundamental Principles - Phil Rauch **
8:30am - 9:30am Fluoroscopy/Interventional: Equipment Specification & Siting - Steve Balter
9:30am - 10:00am Coffee Break
10:00am - 11:00am Fluoroscopy/Interventional: Parameter/Protocol Optimization - Phil Rauch
11:00am - Noon Fluoroscopy/Interventional: Acceptance Testing & QC Programs - Steve Balter
12:15pm - 1:00pm Lunch in Pines Restaurant
1:15pm - 2:15pm Fluoroscopy/Interventional: New Technologies & Applications, Including Oncology - Kyle Jones **
2:15pm - 3:15pm Fluoroscopy/Interventional: Dose Estimation and Measurement - Kyle Jones **
3:15pm - 3:30pm Refreshment Break
3:30pm - 4:30pm Fluoroscopy/Interventional: Radiation Effects in Fluoroscopy - Lou Wagner **
6:15pm-7:00pm Dinner in Pines Restaurant
7:30pm-9:00pm The Loft at Price Center - Informal Discussions with Faculty; refreshments provided
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 - Risk & CT
6:45am-7:15am Breakfast in Pines Restaurant
7:30am - 8:30am SAM Risk: Biological Effects of Radiation - Larry Dauer **
8:30am - 9:30am Risk: Estimating Risk: BEIR VII and ICRP 103 - Cynthia McCollough **
9:30am - 10:00am Coffee Break
10:00am - 11:00am Risk: Fetal Dose Estimates - Lou Wagner **
11:00am - 11:30am Risk: Communicating Benefits and Risks - Larry Dauer **
11:30am - Noon Risk: Dose Reporting and Tracking - Tessa Cook **
12:15pm - 1:00pm Lunch in Pines Restaurant
1:15pm - 2:15pm
SAM CT: Physics Principles & Equipment Design - Jim Kofler **
2:15pm - 3:15pm
CT: Acceptance Testing and QC Programs (includes artifacts and troubleshooting) - Dianna Cody
Free Afternoon and Evening Off!
6:15pm-7:00pm Dinner in Pines Restaurant
THURSDAY, JUNE 28 - CT & SPECT
6:45am-7:15am Breakfast in Pines Restaurant
7:30am - 8:30am CT: Dose Reduction Techniques - Cynthia McCollough **
8:30am - 9:15am CT: Shielding and Radiation Protection (room, personnel and patient shielding) - Jim Kofler
9:15am - 9:30am Coffee Break
9:30am - 10:15am CT: Dose Estimation and Measurement - Tessa Cook **
10:15am - 11:15am CT: Parameter and Protocol Optimization - Jim Kofler and Dianna Cody **
11:15am - 12:15pm CT: New Technologies & Applications, Including Oncology - Cynthia McCollough and Dianna Cody **
12:15pm - 1:00pm Lunch in Pines Restaurant
1:15pm - 2:15pm
SPECT: Physics Principles and Equipment Design - Eric Frey **
2:15pm - 3:15pm
SPECT: Acceptance Testing and QC Programs (includes artifacts and troubleshooting) - Frederic Fahey
3:15pm - 3:30pm Refreshment Break
3:30pm - 4:30pm SPECT: New Technologies & Applications, Including Oncology - Eric Frey **
6:15pm-7:00pm Dinner in Pines Restaurant
7:30pm-9:00pm The Loft at Price Center - Informal Discussions with Faculty; refreshments provided
FRIday, JUNE 29 - SPECT & PET
6:45am-7:15am Breakfast in Pines Restaurant and Room Key Drop Off
7:30am - 8:30am PET: Physics Principles and Equipment Design - Paul Kinahan **
8:30am - 9:15am PET: Acceptance Testing and QC programs (includes artifacts and troubleshooting) - Osama Mawlawi
9:15am - 9:30am Coffee Break
10:00am - 10:30am PET: New Technologies & Applications, Including Oncology - Paul Kinahan **
10:30am - 11:15am SPECT/PET: Shielding and Radiation Protection - Jon Anderson
11:15am - Noon SPECT/PET: Estimating Patient Dose - Frederic Fahey **
Noon - Grab and Go Lunch