2014 Syllabus - Image Gently/ALARA CT Summit

Friday, February 21, 2014


Why and When to Use CT in Children: Radiologist’s Perspective Donald P. Frush, MD
Why and When to Use CT in Children: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician’s Perspective Karen S. Frush, MD
Should Risk from Medical Imaging Be Assessed in the Absence of Benefit and Vice Versa? Louis K. Wagner, PhD
If It is Printed in the Peer Reviewed Literature It Must Be True?
Louis K. Wagner, PhD


Overview of CT Technologies for Children Donald P. Frush, MD
Management of Automatic Exposure Control (AEC) During Pediatric Imaging Dianna D. Cody, PhD
Iterative Reconstruction: How it Works, How to Apply J. Anthony Seibert, PhD
Standardized Nomenclature and CT Protocols: Better, But Not There Yet Sarabjeet Singh, MD, MMST


From Image Gently to Image Intelligently: A Personalized Perspective on
Diagnostic Radiation Risk
R. Paul Guillerman, MD
Dose Indices-Everybody Wants a Number (CTDI, DLP, SSDE- Sample
Calculations, E dose)
Keith J. Strauss, MSc
Organ Dose Determination – The Holy Grail Ehsan Samei, PhD
Stochastic, Deterministic, Cumulative Dose (Is There Such a Thing as
Cumulative Dose?)
Richard L. Morin, PhD
Clinical Decision Making Tools/Order Entry
James A. Brink, MD
Global View on Radiation Protection of Children Madan M. Rehani, PhD


CT Protocols for Specific Scanners: Two Approaches to the Same Challenge – Developing Scanner Specific Dose Protocols for all Exams/Patients Dianna D. Cody, PhD
CT Protocols for Specific Scanners: Two Approaches to the Same Challenge – Developing a Patient Specific Dose Protocol for any CT Scanner/Exam Keith J. Strauss, MSc
Boots on the Ground - How to Influence Your Local Radiology Departments to Use Appropriate CT Dose Thomas L. Slovis, MD
Pros and Cons of Organ Shielding During Pediatric CT Ehsan Samei, PhD
Optimizing CT Dose Based on Patient Size and Image Quality: What We Need David B. Larson, MD, MBA
Individual Dose Tracking James A. Brink, MD
Dose Index Registry: What it is and How Accurate are the Numbers? Richard L. Morin, PhD

2014 IG/ALARA CT Syllabus

Friday, February 21, 2014


Saturday. February 22, 2014



Donald P. Frush, MD
Marilyn J. Goske, MD
Keith J. Strauss, MSc
Sjirk J. Westra, MD

James A. Brink, MD
Richard L. Morin, PhD
Greg Morrison, MA, RT(R), CNMT, CAE
Madan M. Rehani, PhD
Thomas L. Slovis, MD

Dianna D. Cody, PhD
Karen S. Frush, MD
David W. Jordan, PhD
Ehsan Samei, PhD
J. Anthony Seibert, PhD

Sarabjeet Singh, MD, MMST
Louis K. Wagner, PhD

Sheila C. Berlin, MD
R. Paul Guillerman, MD
David B. Larson, MD, MBA
Beverley Newman, MD
Daniel J. Podberesky, MD

Attendee List

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Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American College of Radiology and The Society for Pediatric Radiology. The American College of
Radiology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American College of Radiology (ACR) is approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) to sponsor and/or review Continuing Education programs for Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapists.

Designation Statement

The American College of Radiology (ACR) designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American College of Radiology (ACR) designates this educational activity as meeting the criteria for up to 11 Category A credit hours.

This Educational Activity has been approved by CAMPEP for 12.82 MPCEC credits.