Conferences and Education
Physicians - Technologists
Image Gently ALARA CT Summit, Orlando, FL
Image Gently will be hosting the 2014 Image Gently ALARA Summit in Orlando, FL February 21 - 22, 2014. Highlights include: CT Scanner Operations, Automatic Exposure Control, Iterative Reconstruction, Two Approaches to CT Protocols, Perspectives on Why and When to Use CT in Children: The Radiologist and Emergency Medicine Physician, New Concepts in Patient Dose and Potential Risks, Quality Improvement, Training and Communication, NEW ! Rapid Fire: Insight On Specific Manufacturers’ Equipment: What Users Should Know
For more information and to REGISTER for the meeting visit the meeting website HERE
European Association of Nuclear Medicine
October 21, 2013, 13:00 - 15:00, Lyon Convention Center, Room St Clair 4 level 2, Lyon France
There will be a joint meeting of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) and the North American Nuclear Medicine Pediatric Dose Reduction Group. This will be the third meeting of this kind.
The principal goal of this activity is to continue to work towards achieving further consensus on pediatric radiopharmaceutical administered doses across the Atlantic. In previous meetings, there has been significant progress toward consensus on pediatric radiopharmaceutical administered doeses as both guidelines have come closer together.
The meeting in Lyon will focus on furthering the consensus on administered doses to include most of the pediatric nuclear medicine procedures. For meeting information click HERE
USA: S. Ted Treves, MD. email@example.com
Europe: Michael Lassman, PhD. Lassmann_M@ukw.de
Management in Radiology, Barcelona Spain
The European Society of Radiology (ESR) will hold a Radiation Protection orientation session aimed at Chairs and senior radiologists in an academic setting, back-to-back with the Management in Radiology (MIR) Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The session takes place in the ESR Learning Centre, Barcelona, on October 9, from 13:30 to 18:00. Please click Should I attend this program to know if this program is going to be helpful to you. Also please forward the above link to your senior radiology colleagues motivating them to attend.
Further information on the programme, assessment questions and registration information can be found at http://www.mir-online.org/cms/website.php?id=/de/index/mirmeetings/esr_radiation_protection_session.htm. Link to 2013 MIR events Please note that this is not restricted to European radiologists and thus radiologists from outside Europe can also participate.
RANZCR 2013, Auckland, New Zealand
Registration is now open! The RANZCR Annual Scientific Meeting will be the principal event in Australia and New Zealand for Radiologists and Radiation Oncologists. The Scientific Programme Committee has worked hard to create an intellectually stimulating programme that combines education with discussion of the latest advances in radiology and radiation oncology. The meeting is expected to attract a range of healthcare professionals from around the globe for education and an exchange of ideas through plenary sessions, workshops and symposia.The Radiology scientific programme is planned around a theme of “Clinical Collaboration – Radiology at the Core of Clinical Practice”. Click here to view their website.
28th International congress of Radiology, ISR2014 - Egypt
The International Society of Radiology (ISR) and Egyptian Society of Radiology and Nuclear Medine (ESRNM) are organizing the 28th International congress of Radiology to be held 6 - 9 May, 2014. This meeting will take place at Maritim Convention Center, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Click here for more information.
Virtual Symposium on Radiation Safety
A Virtual Symposium sponsored by the University of California was held on May 8 - 10, 2013. This is an educational opportunity for Radiologists, Radiologic Technologists, and other medical professionals. Click here to view information on this excellent educational program.
International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine - Setting the Scene for the next decade
This will be an international meeting, December 3 - 7, 2012 in Bonn Germany. Click here for complete meeting information. This has been organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), co-sponsored by the World Health Organization, and hosted by the Government of Germany through the Federal Ministry for the Environment Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.
Image Gently and the FDA
On July 16, 2012, Image Gently representatives attended the FDA Public Workshop: Device Improvements for Pediatric X-ray Imaging. Use this link for transcripts of this very important meeting.
The Alliance has hosted two Vendor Conferences. The first, held August 2008 focused on CT and radiation safety. The second, held February 2010, focused on CR/DR radiation issues. Both conferences were videotaped and are available for your review:
CR/DR Summit - February 2010
Welcome - R. Gilbert Jost, MD (3:04)
Image Gently Introduction - Marilyn J. Goske, MD (12:15)
Overview: State of Confusion - Steven Don, MD (13:32)
Technical Issues - J. Anthony Seibert, PhD, FAAPM (15:05)
Image Quality - Eliot L. Siegel, MD, FSIIM (15:33)
Dose Index Registry - Richard L. Morin, PhD, FAAPM (15:22)
IHE & Radiation Exposure Monitoring - Kevin O’Donnell, MS (18:21)
CT Summit - August 2008
Introduction - Nora and Dr. Marilyn Goske
Campaign Overview (8:17)
Team Approach to ALARA Use of Radiation in Medicine by All Stakeholders- Penny Butler, MS, (19:14)
Pediatric Radiology’s Need for Patient Radiation Dose Information: Impact on Quality of Patient Care - Donald Frush, MD (40:19)
Pediatric CTDIvol & DLP Displayed Values: Current State and a Proposed Improvement - Keith Strauss, MS (24:23)
Standardized Nomenclature in CT Dose Display - Manudeep Kalra, MD (17:15)
Pediatric CT Dosimetry Phantoms—Science of Choice - Vladimir Varchena, MSc (24:29)
Presentation of Pediatric CT Dose Information - FDA Perspective - Robert Phillips, PhD (14:29)
State of CT Education/Certification for Technologists - Greg Morrison, MA, RT(R), CNMT (16:27)
Pediatric CT Dose Reduction Education: Partnering for the Future - Marilyn J. Goske, MD (17:35)
(Note: this is an audio file and may take a few moments to load. There are no visuals.)
- Chest - Donald P. Frush, MD
- Abdomen - Shreyas S. Vasanawala, MD, PhD
- Neuro - Charles M. Glasier, MD
Workshop presented live at the 2008 SPR meeting, May 7 - 10.
Past ALARA meeting reference materials
- The ALARA Concept in Pediatric Imaging: Oncology. Pediatr Radiol. 2009 Nov;39(11):1142-6. doi: 10.1007/s00247-009-1404-5. Epub 2009 Sep 30. PMID:19789861[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
- The ALARA Concept in Pediatric Imaging: Building Bridges Between Radiology and Emergency Medicine, Frush DP, Frush KS. The ALARA concept in pediatric imaging: building bridges between radiology and emergency medicine: consensus conference on imaging safety and quality for children in the emergency setting, Feb. 23-24, 2008, Orlando, FL - Executive Summary. Pediatr Radiol. 2008 Nov;38 Suppl 4:S629-32.
- The ALARA Concept in Pediatric Interventional and Fluoroscopic Imaging, Strauss KJ, Kaste SC. The ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) concept in pediatric interventional and fluoroscopic imaging: striving to keep radiation doses as low as possible during fluoroscopy of pediatric patients - a white paper executive summary. Pediatr Radiol. 2006 Sep;36 Suppl 2:110-2.
- The ALARA Concept in Pediatric CR/DR - Dose Reduction in Pediatric Radiographic Exams, Willis CE, Slovis TL. The ALARA concept in pediatric CR and DR: dose reduction in pediatric radiographic exams - a white paper conference exectutive summary. Pediatr Radiol. 2004 Oct;34 Suppl 3:S162-4.
- The ALARA Concept in Pediatric CT - Intelligent Dose Reduction. Multidisciplinary conference organized by the Society for Pediatric Radiology. August 18-19, 2001. Pediatr Radiol. 2002 Apr;32(4):217-313.
Continuing Education Opportunities for Technologists from ASRT
Beebe Conference - December 2011
The Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences held its annual click here to view the completed program brochure Beebe Symposium, December 8-9, 2011 in Washington, DC. The subject of the Symposium was Tracking Radiation Exposures from Medical Diagnostics. A National Academies’ report will be prepared that summarizes the presentations and discussions. You may view the presentations from the symposium by clickinghere.
Special Needs of the Pediatric Patient
Pediatric patients have their own variety of special technical, clinical and communication needs when in the radiology department. Available at: http://asrt.mycrowdwisdom.com/diweb/catalog/item/eid/105881
Pediatric Body CT Techniques and Tactics
Learn more about multislice and general CT techniques and how they are used in pediatric imaging.
Available at: http://theonlinelearningcenter.com/catalog/Product.aspx?mid=405&ref=ASRT
ED Radiology: What the Clinician Needs to Know
Addresses the needs of emergency department clinicians and their role in pediatric imaging.
Available at: http://theonlinelearningcenter.com/catalog/Product.aspx?mid=406&ref=ASRT
The Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences held its annual click here to view the completed program brochure Beebe Symposium, December 8-9, 2011 in Washington, DC. The subject of the Symposium was Tracking Radiation Exposures from Medical Diagnostics. A National Academies’ report will be prepared that summarizes the presentations and discussions. You may view the presentations from the symposium by clicking here.