E³ - European Diploma Prep Session

E³ 323 - Principles of imaging and radiation protection

  • 3 Lectures
  • 65 Minutes
  • 3 Speakers

Lectures

1
E³ 323 - A. Principles of computed tomography

E³ 323 - A. Principles of computed tomography

21:08E. Castellano, London / UK

Learning Objectives
1. To understand the physical basis of image formation of computed tomography and of the physics of helical, multidetector, and dual-source CT.
2. To learn the scale of Hounsfield units and the principle of window centre and width.
3. To become familiar with modern CT technology.
4. To understand the principles of optimising CT protocols with a focus on patient dose reduction.

2
E³ 323 - B. Principles of magnetic resonance imaging

E³ 323 - B. Principles of magnetic resonance imaging

28:36D. Sappey-Marinier, Lyon / France

Learning Objectives
1. To become familiar with the physical basis of image formation in MRI including the principles of pulse sequences and relaxation times.
2. To become familiar with the typical appearance of tissues, organs, and main pathological processes of the most commonly used sequences in MRI.
3. To learn typical artefacts on MRI and to discuss their respective causes.
4. To understand absolute or relative contraindications against MRI and safety issues in the MR environment with regard to patients and staff.

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E³ 323 - C. Radiation protection

E³ 323 - C. Radiation protection

16:04J. Damilakis, Iraklion / Greece

Learning Objectives
1. To understand the phenomena of x-ray interaction with matter and their effect on image quality and dose.
2. To provide an overview of patient and staff dosimetry in diagnostic and interventional radiology.
3. To understand the basic principles of radiation protection as outlined by the ICRP (International Commission on Radiological Protection).
4. To become familiar with the concepts and tools for dose management in radiology with regard to adult and paediatric patients.

Speakers

Presenter

Elly Castellano

London, United Kingdom

Presenter

Dominique Sappey-Marinier

Lyon, France

Presenter

John Damilakis

Iraklion, Greece

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