:: 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.
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.
:: 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|
|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|
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:
- Nick Keat, of GlaxoSmithKline
- Matthew Benbow, of Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital
- Jonathan Sykes, of Cookridge Hospital
- David Platten, of King's College Hospital
We are currently exploring ways to run the ImPACT course in the light of our changing circumstances. Please check back regularly for updates.