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Siemens Healthineers Satellite Symposia at ECR 2017
Wednesday, March 1 to Saturday, March 4, 2017

 

Join our multiple Satellite Symposia offered throughout the congress.

The participation is free of charge for all registered ECR participants without prior registration.

Satellite Symposium jointly organised by Siemens Healthineers and Bayer

Chair:
P. Sidhu, London/UK
Liver disease – how advances in strain imaging can improve assessment and cost-effectiveness
P. Sidhu, London/UK
How can CEUS and image fusion improve detection, treatment and follow up of abdominal lesions?
A. Nilsson, UppsalaSweden
Strain Imaging in breast ultrasound – the diagnostic value
C. Balleyguier, Villejuif/France

 

Chair:
A. Hebecker; Erlangen/Germany
Multitom Rax in clinical practice – Using fluoroscopy to improve standardization in radiography
F. Jensen; Malmö/Sweden
3D tomography with Multitom Rax or CT – General overview of benefits and limitations
A. Falkowskii; Basel/Switzerland
Multitom Rax in trauma radiology – Daily routine in an emergency department
I. Pössl; Wels/Austria

 

Satellite Symposium jointly organised by Bayer and Siemens Healthineers

Chair:
J. E. Wildberger, Maastricht / Netherlands
Obtaining the optimal CT image the first time, every time: how to do it?
Ralf Bauer, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Tin Filtration CT: Clinical Applications and Evidence
Matthias May, Erlangen, Germany
CT 2 go: How mobility changes your daily business

 

Chair:
S. Ulzheimer, Erlangen/DE

Dose in Breast Tomosynthesis – Where are we, where are we going, and what does it mean?

I. Sechopoulos, Nijmegen/NL

The introduction of digital tomosynthesis to breast imaging has brought about many questions regarding the dose involved in this new imaging modality. Questions on dose are especially important when the modality is or has the potential to be used for screening of asymptomatic patients. In addition, the uncertainty on how digital tomosynthesis will be incorporated into the clinic in the long term, i.e. as a replacement, adjunct, or some combination thereof of mammography, makes the dosimetric concerns more complicated.

We will review the basic concepts of breast dosimetry, how they have changed for breast tomosynthesis, and the current levels used for dose from mammography and tomosynthesis. We will discuss the implications for patient breast dose that the different clinical implementations of tomosynthesis might result in.

CT Dose Reduction Innovations and their Impact on Dose Management

H. Alkadhi, Zollikerberg/CH

The introduction of dual-source CT technology has revolutionized clinical CT imaging by enabling the radiologist to apply and combine a multitude of patient-tailored different dose reduction strategies. These include the technique for automated, attenuation-based tube potential selection, the tin filter technology for single-energy CT, high-pitch scanning and advanced iterative reconstruction algorithms.

Combined application of these many options must be done carefully for fully exploiting the potential of the techniques for each individual patient. Optimal use of the techniques also allows for an individually-tailored reduction of the amount of required contrast media for achieving a good image quality. This presentation will review the effect of these options on radiation dose, image quality and contrast media protocols and their impact on patient management and clinical decision making.

Radiation dose management made easy

F. Schellhammer, Cologne/DE

In modern radiology departments, dose monitoring is gaining more and more interest. Based on regulations, legislation and recommendations from different associations, radiology departments commence to monitor the applied radiation. As objectivity in dose monitoring and reporting is a must, technology is needed that helps to achieve this. We will review different opportunities how to make radiation dose management easy. A new network which connects all devices provides the ability to gather all the information on the applied radiation dose and creates transparency in performance.

By analyzing dose values, knowledge and understanding of what might cause dose outliers can be gained. Furthermore, we will talk about the option to map customized scan protocols with the RADLEX Playbook coding that is created by the RSNA. We will experience how cloud-based technology supports dose monitoring and how it is the base to apply the right dose for every patient.

 

Looking forward seeing you at ECR 2017 in Vienna, Austria.

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