:: ImPACT course

We are looking at ways to provide the ImPACT course again. Read more.

:: about the course

Entitled "CT Technology, Dose and Performance", the programme is aimed at physicists, radiographers, and radiologists with a technical interest in CT scanning.

The course provides a comprehensive review of modern CT scanner technology, with an emphasis on multi-slice scanning and incorporating latest developments. The course aims to deepen understanding of imaging performance and radiation dose, through explanation of concepts and measurement methods. Special topics include quality control, purchasing and an introduction to the use of CT in radiotherapy planning.

delegates at a previous impact course

The material is designed to be accessible to people with a basic familiarity with CT technology and be related to practical CT measurements and patient imaging.

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:: course content

The typical course elements are as shown below

As an example, the programme and slides from the most recent course can be viewed here.

CT Technology, Dose and Performance
- an ImPACT course
Lectures: The Basic Principles of CT
Helical and Multislice Principles
Spatial Resolution and Z-sensitivity
Noise and Low Contrast Resolution
Principles of CT Dosimetry
Multislice CT in Clinical Practice
Factors affecting patient dose
Understanding Image Quality and Dose
An Introduction to CT in Radiotherapy
Quality Control in CT
Advances and New Techniques

Interactive sessions
Workshop: Unraveling CT scanner specifications
Demonstrations: CTDosimetry software, phantoms & image analysis
Sociable: a fun quiz
there is normally a course meal at the end of the first day

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recent courses

The 11th "CT Technology, Dose and Performance" took place in London, in February 2007; please click here for further details and follow-up.

Guest speakers included:

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Future Courses

We are currently exploring ways to run the ImPACT course in the light of our changing circumstances. Please check back regularly for updates.

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