Dear friends and colleagues,
Also ready to join the upcoming EUTEMPE – EFOMP webinar by prof. John Damilakis?
Tuesday, Mar 23, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CET. A guided tour of x-ray CT through dosimetry and image quality assessment
Radiation dose from x-ray computed tomography (CT) and image quality assessment have received attention during the last years due to the growing number of CT procedures carried out worldwide and the high patient doses from these procedures. This presentation aims to provide an overview of the current concepts of CT dosimetry and image quality assessment, discuss strengths and limitations and anticipate future developments in patient CT dosimetry. A novel web-based tool for the estimation of patient organ doses and risks from chest CT and image quality assessment is currently being developed as part of the MEDIRAD project. Results of this research effort will also be presented during this webinar. Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to increase the speed of calculations and provide accurate real time organ dose estimates. The use of AI in CT dose optimization and its limitations will be briefly discussed.
The webinar is for free, but please register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2446086130853952269
Prof. John Damilakis, PhD, FIOMP, FIUPESM
John Damilakis is professor and chairman at the Department of Medical Physics, School of Medicine, University of Crete and director of the Department of Medical Physics of the University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece. He is Vice President and President-elect of the ‘International Organization for Medical Physics’ (IOMP), Immediate Past President of the ‘European Alliance for Medical Radiation Protection Research’ (EURAMED), Past President of the ‘European Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics’ (EFOMP) and Past President of the ‘Hellenic Association of Medical Physics’. Prof. Damilakis is a member of 2 ICRP Task Groups (TG 108 and TG 109) and member of the steering committee of the ‘EuroSafe Imaging’ of the European Society of Radiology. He is coordinator or an active research member of several European and national projects. As a Visiting Professor he has given lectures on dosimetry and radiation protection in Boston University, USA. His publications have been focused on medical radiation protection and dosimetry. He is editor of 2 books published by the IOP Publishing and Springer-Verlag and co-author of 2 chapters in books published by Springer and Academic Press. Number of publications in PubMed: 220, number of citations 7220, h-index 45 (Google Scholar, February 2021). Many of these publications are in leading journals such as Medical Physics, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Radiology, Investigative Radiology, Circulation, and European Radiology. John Damilakis has given numerous invited presentations in national and international conferences including ECR, RSNA, AAPM, IAEA, ICRP, IOMP and EFOMP meetings. He has received 11 awards for his work.
The recorded versions of the EUTEMPE – EFOMP webinars and Masterclasses are available for IAM members of EFOMP. See: https://efomp.org/index.php?r=pages&id=iam
We will re-run the EUTEMPE-RX on site teaching modules as soon as it is safe again.
FYI: You may also be interested in the new EFOMP-COCIR webinars.
The 1st Webinar, “IEC overview: the importance for the MPE community”, is on Friday March 19th at 12:00 pm CET.
The speakers (Remy Klausz and Regina Geierhofer) will focus on:
• IEC functioning, composition and participation
• Different kinds of standards and their use
• The standardization process, from the submission of a proposal to the publication of the final standard
• Standards of interest for the MPE community
• Interactions between EU legislation, EURATOM Directives, national legislation and standards
Kindest regards, keep it safe.
Equally important: See you online !