CT Principles, Technology & Practice in PET/CT and SPECT/CT
Dates: TBC for 2019
Venue: Kings College London, St Thomas’ Hospital, London , SE1 7EH
Fees: £320 external candidates, £240 internal candidates (KCL, GSTT and KCH)
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- Technology of CT in hybrid scanners
- Basic CT Scanning: multi-slice, helical and cone beam CT
- Dose control in hybrid CT systems
- Principles of CT dosimetry (including paediatrics)
- SPECT/CT and PET/CT DRLs
- CT scan and image reconstruction parameters
- Clinical image quality requirements in SPECT/CT and PET/CT
- Practical issues in SPECT/CT and PET/CT imaging
- Protocol design and optimisation
- Specialist applications and future directions
Testimonials from the May 2016 course:
- Very satisfied, course covered a lot of aspects, covering hybrid CT. Venue was very nice, easy to see and hear speakers.
- Good organisation and programme.
- I’m really happy with the course. I’ve learned a lot and I think it is a really good source of information.
- Well done with the programming, first day with basic contents to refresh minds and really practical content.
- Venue good - easy to access.
- A big thank you to the organisers and lecturers
- A superb course.
- Excellent quality of course notes handouts. Speakers of a high quality.
- 100% of attendees would recommend the course.
What did students find most helpful?
- Explaining basic CT scanning and dose
- The workshops were great, I really appreciated the practical issues - lectures too
- Talks on principles of dosimetry and image reconstruction parameters
- Content of the lectures, especially dose optimisation
- Image quality parameters , the workshop and the quizzes, clinical image quality.
- Practical aspects of hybrid CT
- Practical aspects lecture
- PET/CT and SPECT/CT imaging
- Understand what effects have changing the parameters and how low we can go in dose without losing image quality. I think it was really important.
- Protocol set up for PET, the workshops
- Artefacts and protocol design
- Adjusting CT parameters. Learn the effect of dose levels and CT number
- Clinical viewpoint, what do they want to see? Artefacts quiz
- Dose protocols and optimisation of image quality. I liked the talks from the clinicians too.