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Objectives & Outline

Program Objectives

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Program Outline

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Thursday, October 6
5:30pm -8:00pm
Registration Materials Pick Up - Continental Foyer
Friday, October 7
All Sessions Take Place in Continental Ballroom C Unless Otherwise Noted
Time Title Invited Speaker
7:00am -8:15am
Registration Materials Pick Up - Continental Foyer
Breakfast - Continental AB
8:15am - 8:30 am Welcome and Introduction Cody/McCollough
8:30am - 9:00 am CT Imaging – The benefits are Worth the Responsibilities James Brink
9:00am - 9:30am Scan Acquisition Settings – Trade Offs Between Speed, Resolution and Dose Jim Kofler
9:30am - 10:00am Tube Current Modulation Approaches: Overview, Practical Issues and Potential Pitfalls Michael McNitt-Gray
10:00am - 10:30am Adapting Protocols for Patient Size: Babies to Bariatric Cynthia McCollough
Break - Continental AB
11:00am - 11:30am Adjusting kV to Reduce Dose or Improve Image Quality JG Fletcher
11:30am - Noon Body CT – What is a Good Exam? Manudeep Kalra
Lunch - Continental AB
1:00pm - 1:30pm Perfusion CT – How to Do it Right; How to Avoid Doing It Wrong Rajiv Gupta
1:30pm - 2:00pm Cardiac CT – Optimal Use of Evolving Scanner Technologies Suhny Abbara
2:00pm - 2:30pm Neuro CT – What’s a Good Head Exam? Rajiv Gupta
2:30pm - 3:00pm CT Angiography Across the Ages: Single to 256 Slices Suhny Abbara
Break - Continental AB
3:30pm - 4:00pm Pediatric CT - More than just "Right-sizing" the Dose Kimberly Applegate
4:00pm - 4:30pm Translating Protocols Between Scanner Manufacturer and Model Bob Pizzutiello
4:30pm - 5:00pm ACR Dose Registry: Results to Date Rick Morin
Saturday, October 8
7:00am -8:15am
Registration Materials Pick Up and Continental Breakfast - Continental Foyer
Session 1 - Physicists - Continental Ballroom C
8:00am - 8:30am Assessing Radiation dose – How to do it Right Michael McNitt-Gray
8:30am - 9:00am Supporting the Small Practice – Advice for Consulting Physicists Bob Pizzutiello
9:00am - 9:30am Top Ten Actions a Physicist Can Take to Improve CT Imaging at Facilities They Support Frank Zink
9:30am - 10:00am Physicist’s Role in CT Protocol Review Dianna Cody
10:00am - 10:30am Panel Discussion (Moderator: Cody)  
Session 1 - Imaging Physicians - Continental Ballroom A
8:00am - 8:30am Top Ten Actions a Physician Can Take to Improve CT Dose Management Kimberly Applegate
8:30am - 9:00am Imaging Physician's Role in CT Protocol Design and Review Manudeep Kalra
9:00a.m - 9:30am Adapting Scanner Settings to Match Clinical Indication - How Much Variation is Needed Jim Brink
9:30am - 10:00am Integrating Noise Reduction Technology into your Practice to Reduce Patient Dose without Sacrificing Image Quality JG Fletcher
10:00am - 10:30am Panel Discussion (Moderator: McCollough)  
Session 1 - Technologists - Continental Ballroom B
8:00am - 8:30am How to Help your Practice Achieve ACR CT Accreditation Frank Zink
8:30am - 9:00am Tips & Tricks for Safe CT Scans – Good Habits to Develop Robin Brothers
9:00am - 9:30am Technologist’s Role in CT Protocol Reviews Jim Kofler
9:30am-10:00am How to Keep Up with Ever Changing Technology - What Works Best and What Resources are Available Robin Brothers
10:00am - 10:30am Panel Discussion (Moderators: Kofler and Zink)  
Break - Continental Foyer
Combined Wrap Up - Continental Ballroom C
11:00am - 11:20 am Bismuth Shielding: Helpful or Harmful Cynthia McCollough
11:20am - 11:40am Dose Notification Levels, Dose Alerts, and Diagnostic Reference Levels: How are they different? Dianna Cody
11:40am - Noon Communicating Risk and Benefit to Care Providers and Patients Rick Morin
Grab-and-Go-Lunch - Continental Foyer