Refresher Courses

New technologies in emergency imaging

Lectures

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RC 317 - A. New frontiers in emergency radiology: better imaging, less radiation - how to optimise dose reduction

RC 317 - A. New frontiers in emergency radiology: better imaging, less radiation - how to optimise dose reduction

14:50M. Onur, Ankara / Turkey

Learning Objectives
1. To describe radiation limiting strategies (including noise reducing image reconstruction algorithms, automatic tube modulation, optimum z-axis coverage) and their impact on image quality in emergency CT.
2. To explain the effect of CT scanning parameters on radiation dose and image quality and to illustrate specific radiation dose output decreasing strategies.
3. To assess the importance of CT dose monitoring and workflow by dose management systems and to be familiar with diagnostic reference levels (DRL) of CT examinations.
4. To suggest consistent solutions to common problems in emergency CT that increase radiation dose and decrease image quality.

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RC 317 - B. Postprocessing CT programmes (ASPECT, cerebral blood flow imaging, cardiac function assessment programmes, lung analysis, and cinematic rendering)

RC 317 - B. Postprocessing CT programmes (ASPECT, cerebral blood flow imaging, cardiac function assessment programmes, lung analysis, and cinematic rendering)

15:15S. Rowe, Baltimore, MD / United States

Learning Objectives
1. To become familiar with the novel postprocessing CT imaging techniques and their contributions in the diagnosis of emergency settings, and their effect on patient management.
2. To understand the trade off between time taken for a post processing technique vs the clinical benefit in predicting the prognosis.
3. To be able to explain how techniques such as cinematic rendering can help patients and clinical staff to understand radiological findings more clearly.

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RC 317 - C. Role of dual-energy CT in bone injuries

RC 317 - C. Role of dual-energy CT in bone injuries

20:04H. Alkadhi, Zurich / Switzerland

Learning Objectives
1. To review the basic technical principles of dual-energy CT for bone imaging.
2. To understand the utility of dual-energy CT in bone injury evaluation in terms of management of the patients.
3. To learn the advantages and shortcomings of dual-energy CT in patients with skeletal disease.

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RC 317 - D. Utility of the clinical decision support system (CDS) in emergency radiology

RC 317 - D. Utility of the clinical decision support system (CDS) in emergency radiology

14:26A. Goehler, Essen / DE

Learning Objectives
1. To learn what a CDS is and how it works.
2. To understand how a CDS can help clinicians to eliminate inappropriate investigations or procedures and adhere to the latest practice guidelines.
3. To recognise the concerns that a CDS may constrain clinical management and understand the benefits a good CDS can bring to the individual patient pathway.

Speakers

Presenter

Mehmet Ruhi Onur

Ankara, Turkey

Presenter

Steven Patrick Rowe

Baltimore, United States

Presenter

Hatem Alkadhi

Zürich, Switzerland

Presenter

Alexander Goehler

Boston, United States