Tuesday 26th March
Wednesday 27th March
11.00 - 11.30
Andy Rogers – Lead Interventional MPE
Integrating interventional procedure data to improve clinician feedback – new technology gains maturity
Nottingham has utilised a rich source of data to improve cardiologist radiation safety awareness and culture. The technology employed is the Philips DoseWise Portal linked to DoseAware radiation dosimeters. We developed a reporting tool that allows clinicians to see their performance in key areas – this continual feedback allows continuous scrutiny on radiation and technique issues. It has allowed for discussions with trainees regarding radiation protection and clinical technique.
11.45 - 12.15
Prof Alan Perkins
This presentation describes the development of a novel camera for hybrid optical-gamma imaging, undertaken through a collaboration between Prof John Lees (University of Leicester) and Prof Alan Perkins (University of Nottingham). The hybrid camera comprises a 0.5mm thick CsI(Tl) columnar scintillator coupled to an electron multiplying CCD. A pinhole collimator and optical camera provide coaligned fused images. The design, operation and clinical prospects for such devices will be described.
12.30 - 13.00
Dr Heather Williams
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) provides 3D maps of tissue function which are used routinely for diagnosis and response assessment in oncology, and to a lesser extent, cardiology and neurology. The technology required to capture these images is constantly in development. In this seminar, Heather sums up recent innovations in PET and how they are expected to benefit patients.
13.15 - 13.45
Dr Dan Rose
Behavioural change, greater demand, evolving technologies and Brexit. What does this mean for radiology service delivery going forward?
14.00 - 14.30
Recent discoveries have shown that the composition of the fatty tissue surrounding coronary arteries changes in response to arterial inflammation. The seminar will discuss the role of Fat Attenuation Index (FAI) index assessment in the prediction of future risk of cardiac death and myocardial infarction
14.45 - 15.15
This seminar will explain the science behind radio-wave breast imaging. It will cover how the technology works, what is measured as well as look at some clinical data from the first CE marked radio-wave breast imaging system MARIA ®. It will then go on to look at where this technology could go in the future with additional functionality.
15.30 - 16.00
A change from diagnostic imaging services dominated by generalist radiology reporting to higher levels of sub-specialisation is mandatory to adequately respond to the increasing quality expectation of value-based healthcare systems. To support the community of generalist radiologists in their journey towards higher levels of expertise in their specific areas of interest can be facilitated by introducing structured reporting and automated peer-feedback as core components of innovative online training platforms.