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Objectives & Outline

Program Objectives

At the completion of this program, attendees will be able to

Program Outline

Thursday, March 14
5:30pm -8:00pm
Registration Materials Pick Up - Grand Ballroom Foyer
Friday, March 15
All Sessions Take Place in Grand Ballroom EF Unless Otherwise Noted
Time Title Invited Speaker
7:00am -8:15am
Registration Materials Pick Up - Grand Ballroom Foyer
Breakfast - Salon BCD
8:00am - 8:30 am Benefits of CT and How Leading Academic Sites Communicate Risk to Patients Brink
  SAM Fundamentals of CT Techniques and Dose  
8:30am - 9:00 am Key CT Parameters - What Are They Called and What Do They Mean? McNitt-Gray
9:00am - 9:30am Iterative Reconstruction - Does it Work to Reduce Noise Without Messing up the Images? Singh
9:30am-10:00am
Break - West Courtyard
10:00am - 10:30am Current CT Dose Metrics: Making CTDI Size-Specific Strauss
10:30am - 11:30am How to Make Best Use of Current Technology for Body Pediatric CT Frush
11:30am - Noon ACR CT Dose Index Registry: How it Might Affect your Site McNitt-Gray
Noon-1:00pm
Lunch - Salon BCD
1:00pm - 1:30pm Specific Principles for Dose Reduction in Head CT Imaging Gupta
1:30pm - 2:00pm Protocol Review - Interactive Session: What are the participants using for head CT? Supanich
2:00pm - 2:30pm How do the Parameters Affect Image Quality and Dose for Head CT? Image Review Gupta
2:30pm - 3:30pm Tube Current Modulation by Vendor and How to Integrate TCM into Practice Supanich
3:30-4:00pm
Break - West Courtyard
4:00pm - 4:30pm Specific Principles for Dose Reduction in Chest CT Imaging Kalra
4:30pm - 5:00pm Protocol Review - Interactive Session: What are the participants using for chest CT? Kalra and Cody
5:00pm - 5:30pm How do the Parameters Affect Image Quality and Dose for Chest CT? Image Review Kalra
Saturday, MARCH 16
7:15am -8:15am
Breakfast - Salon BCD
Tables will be identified: Sit with a CT scanner protocol parameter expert familiar with scanner from identified manufacturer
8:00am - 8:50am Cardiac CT - What Can We Learn Using Current 64 Slice CT and What's Coming Next for Cardiac? Raff
8:50am - 9:10am Tips and Tricks for Scanning Obese Patients Kalra
9:10am - 9:40am Optimal kV Selection Can Improve Image Quality AND Reduce Dose Nelson
9:40am-10:00am
Break - West Courtyard
10:00am - 10:30 am Specific Principles for Dose Reduction in Abdomen-Pelvis CT Imaging Paulson
10:30am - 11:00am Protocol Review - Interactive Session: What are the participants using for abdomen-pelvis CT? Nelson
11:00am - 11:30am How do the Parameters Affect Image Quality and Dose for Abdomen-pelvis CT? Image Review Kalra
11:30am - Noon How 3 Sites Approach CT Protocol Management Cody/McNitt-Gray/Supanich
Noon
Boxed Lunch - West Courtyard
Tables will be identified: Sit with a CT scanner protocol parameter expert familiar with scanner from identified manufacturer