EFOMP School for Medical Physics Experts (ESMPE)
Prague 2018


Computed tomography - Technology, Dosimetry, Optimization


January 25 – January 27, 2018

Prague, Czech Republic

Accredited by EBAMP as CPD event for Medical Physicists at EQF Level 8: in progress



The EFOMP and COCIR (The European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry) in collaboration with the Czech Association of Medical Physicists and the Department of Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation of Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague would like to invite you to the next ESMPE CT 2018.

The school will be aimed at advanced tasks connected with Computed Tomography. The school will cover the main physics aspects of the CT technology, Dosimetry and Optimization. This edition is jointly organized by EFOMP and COCIR. Lecturers identied by COCIR will give insides on the technical solution adopted by manufacturers in the relevant fields of CT dose reduction and optimization. This two-and-half day event will be accredited by EBAMP (European Board of Accreditation for Medical Physics) and is intended for practicing clinical Medical Physicists who are involved in Computed Tomography. As in last year’s school, there will be an optional examination at the end for those seeking a higher level of certication beyond attendance.

Content

- State of the Art of CT Imaging Image quality parameters in modern CT imaging - Image reconstruction in CT - from traditional FBP to iterative methods
- Tube Current Modulation How it is implemented in dierent makes and model of state of the art scanners. How to congure the relevant parameters during acquisition. Future perspectives
- CT Dosimetry - Patient Specific Dosimetry Managing patient dose with CT dose tracking systems - CT DRLs, notication values, alert values
- Advances in CT Technology Future X-ray Sources and Detectors
- CT Optimization Setting CT protocols per specific clinical indications


Final exam

The final exam is voluntary.


EFOMP CPD Accreditation

This course will be accredited by EBAMP as a CPD event for Medical Physicists.

Organizers

Jaroslav Ptacek (organizer) Tereza Hanusova (organizer)
Mika Kortesniemi (Scientific Chair)  
Marco Brambilla (Chair of the School)  


Lecturers

 Klaus Bacher  Head of Division of Medical Physics, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
 Kirsten Boedeker  COCIR - Research and Image Quality Scientist, Toshiba
 Marco Brambilla  Head of Department of Medical Physics - University Hospital - Novara - Italy
 Dominic Crotty  COCIR- Premium CT Product Dose Lead, GE Healthcare
 John Damilakis  Head of Department of Medical Physics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete - Greece
 Philippe Coulon  COCIR - Director CT Clinical Science Radiology, Philips
 Sue Edyvean  Head of Medical (Radiation) Dosimetry Group - Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards (CRCE) – Chilton - UK
 Thomas Flohr  COCIR - Head of CT Concepts, Siemens Healthineers
 Håkan Grundin  COCIR – CT Manager Nordic Region - GE Healthcare
 Roy Irwan  COCIR - Chief Physicist, Toshiba
 Mika Kortesniemi  Adjunct Professor, Chief Physicist, HUS Medical Imaging Center, University of Helsinki - Finland
 Paul Parizel  Head of Department of Radiology ,Faculty of Medicine University of Antwerp – Belgium - Chair of the ESR Board of Directors
 Osvaldo Rampado  Department of Medical Physics - University Hospital of Torino, Italy
 Bernhard Schmidt  COCIR - Head of CT Scanner Applications, Siemens Healthineers
 Alberto Torresin  Head of Department of Medical Physics - Hospital Niguarda - Milano - Italy
 Virginia Tsapaki  Head of Department of Medical Physics - Konstantopoulio General Hospital - Athens - Greece

 
Course time table

  

25th Jan 2018 Thursday Session Title   Description   Lecturer

08:00-09:00 Registration
09:00-10:00 Setting the Scene Risk Assessment in CT Imaging   Stochastic risk assessment and the associated. Usefulness of CTDI, DLP, effective dose, organ dose to predict this risk. Overview of the risks associated with CT imaging.   Bacher
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:30 State of the Art of CT Imaging Image Quality Parameters in Modern CT Imaging   The lecture will go through basics of image quality and continues to more developed quantitative parameters which are needed to consider the effects of iterative reconstruction techniques to the clinically relevant contrast and resolution ranges.   Edyvean
11:30-12:30   Image Reconstruction in CT - from Traditional FBP to Iterative Methods   Principles of image reconstruction in CT including the traditional filtered back-projection (FBP) and evolving into iterative reconstruction in the image space or in the sinogram space. Modeling the physics in the iterative reconstruction for transmission computed tomography   Rampado
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-14:40 Technology - General Electric Tube Current Modulation - Automatic kV Selection - Iterative Reconstructions   How it is implemented in different makes and model of state of the art scanners. How to configure the relevant parameters during acquisition. Future perspectives   Montero Sanchez
14:40-15:20 Technology - Toshiba         Boedeker, Irwan
15:20-16:00 Technology - Philips         Coulon
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:10 Technology - Siemens Tube Current Modulation - Automatic kV Selection - Iterative Reconstructions   How it is implemented in different makes and model of state of the art scanners. How to configure the relevant parameters during acquisition. Future perspectives   Flohr, Schmidt
17:10-18:00 Discussion
20:00-23:00 Social dinner - participants + lecturers
             
26th January 2018 Friday Session Title   Description   Lecturer

09:00-10:00 CT Dosimetry Patient Specific Dosimetry in CT   The lecture will present the proposed developments of the emerging EFOMP-AAPM TG246 methods including prerequisites for experimental and calculational patient dose determination, and related uncertainties. Talk will also cover the major source codes and anthropomorphic models for dosimetry use.   Kortesniemi
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:15 CT dosimetry Managing Patient Dose with CT Dose Tracking Systems   An overview of CT dose tracking systems developed by different vendors. This lecture will also provide information on how these systems can help in radiation protection of patients, optimization and organ dose evaluation.   Tsapaki
11:15-12.00   CT DRLs, Notification Values, Alert Values   How to establish CT DRLs. Clinical DRLs vs. anatomical DRLs. How to use DRLs, notification values and alert values effectively.   Damilakis
12:00-12:30   EFOMP Guidelines on the Transposition of EU BSS Art. 60 in CT   Relevant parameters for assessing the patient dose to be transferred in the record of the examination   Torresin
12:30-14:00 Lunch time
14:00-14:40 Technology - General Electric Advances in CT Technology Future X-ray Sources and Detectors   Physics and technology - Single tube multi energy or double tube?  Spectral multienergy acquisition - CT photon counting -  Organ dedicated CT procedures/scanners   Montero Sanchez
14:40-15:20 Technology - Toshiba         Boedeker, Irwan
15:20-16:00 Technology - Philips         Coulon
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:10 Technology - Siemens Advances in CT Technology Future X-ray Sources and Detectors   Physics and technology - Single tube multi energy or double tube?  Spectral multienergy acquisition - CT photon counting -  Organ dedicated CT procedures/scanners   Flohr, Schmidt
17:10-17:30 Discussion
17:30-18:00 CT Dosimetry What the MPE Must Know from Manufacturers   Methods of manufactured implementation for the displayed CT dose metrics, uncertainties and suspension levels   Irwan
             
27th January 2018 Saturday Session Title   Description   Lecturer

09:00-10:00 CT Optimization Setting CT Protocols According to Specific Clinical Indications   How to create good scanning protocols. From anatomy to clinical indication driven protocols   Brambilla
10:00-11:00       The manufacturers' point of view and strategies   Irwan
11:00-11:30    Coffee break
 11.30-13.00 CT Optimization Round Table   Few basic protocols vs as specific as possible protocols, the way of assigning protocols, the role of the Medical Physicist in Protocol Optimization, the interaction between MPs, Radiologists, Radiographers and Manufacturers' specialist in the protocol settings   EFOMP
(Damilakis, Kortesniemi, Torresin),
ESR (Parizel),
COCIR
(Irwan)
13:30-15:00 Final examination


Further information

 

Course language  
English
Level 
MPE
Registration fee*  
2 main meals, 5 coffee breaks included, 1 social dinner

300 EUR
350 EUR (from 11.12.2017)

Reduced registration fee
- subsidized by EFOMP

- first-come, first-served policy
- deadline for application (11.12.2017)

150 EUR - for the first 10 attendees (max. 2 from one country) coming from the following EFOMP NMO countries: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine
Maximum number of participants 80
Duration 25 Jan 2018 - 27 Jan 2018
Study load 17 hours of lectures and demonstrations
CAMP bank account

IBAN: CZ2520100000002000805932
BIC: FIOBCZPPXXX
Account Name: Česká společnost fyziků v medicíně, z.s.
Bank address: 
Fio banka, a.s.
                         V Celnici 10
                         117 21 Prague 1
                         Czech Republic

Please, provide us with the variable symbol recieved after registration. You can state it in a „payment purpose“ comment.
Invoice needed? Please, inform us at winter2018@csfm.cz (with business name, adress details, etc.).

Venue

Department of Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Břehová 7, 115 19 Prague 1, CZECH REPUBLIC
GPS coordinates: 50°5'27.723"N, 14°24'58.801"E (birds perspective view)

Accommodation Individual
Registration Electronic registration via www.csfm.cz/winter2018.html
Registration period
10 July 2017 – 25 December 2017

*payment must be done in 14 days following the pre-registration, otherwise pre-registration will be cancelled and neither free place nor subsidized or ordinary fee can be granted for repeated registration

For all practical information, including accommodation and public transport in Prague, please contact Czech part of organizing committee: winter2018@csfm.cz.


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