Theatre 6

This agenda is from the 2018 show. The 2019 agenda is to be announced closer to the show.

Wednesday 6th June

Thursday 7th June


11.00 - 11.30

Sabine Sartoretti

Compressed Sense Technique in Neuroradiology

The compressed SENSE (CS) technique aims both at speeding up sequences and / or at improving the image quality by increasing the spatial resolution. CS reduces scan times of 2D/3D scans on 1.5 T / 3T scanners by up to 50%. CS can be applied for all anatomies and with nearly all sequences available. Application of CS with varying CS factors and denoising grades in the field of neuroradiology will be demonstrated.


11.45 - 12.15

Estevao Mauricio Bagi

Cardiac PET-CT : Rubidium-82 Myocardium Perfusion & 18F-FDG Cardiac Sarcoidosis

Myocardial perfusion imaging with 82Rb PET-CT has gained increased confidence in Europe/UK due to improved diagnostic accuracy and reduced radiation dose compared to SPECT. 18F- FDG PET has significant advantages in assessing disease activity and monitoring treatment response in patients with cardiac sarcoidosis. Combining Rb-82 myocardium perfusion with 18F-FDG will characterise the FDG avid myocardial lesions.


12.30 - 13.00

Dr Ioanna Nixon

The Value of Compassion: When the Oncologist Meets the Patient

Joint interactive session with Dr Nixon and Chris Curtis on the value of empathy in oncology consultations, the importance of communication, and the amount of information delivered to patient. The doctor-patient relationship is in the spotlight in a changing healthcare landscape. This session aims to take the audience on a journey through simulation and experience-sharing to address patient needs and cultivate patient-centred care.


13.15 - 13.45

Dr Arjun Nair

Advance Technologies in Diagnostics

Advanced imaging technology is integral to cancer management providing accurate diagnosis and staging. We will discuss the latest techniques and impact on patient care.


14.00 - 14.30

Dr Ben Timmis

How to manage x-ray reporting risk with fewer consultant radiologists

In England alone, NHS Trusts reported 23 million x-rays last year which was over half of the total imaging performed. With experienced consultant radiologists being drawn towards reporting increasing volumes of CT and MRI scans, how can we still manage to safely report on the huge volumes of x-rays each year? Dr Ben Timmis Medical Director of 4ways Healthcare and lead clinical auditor of one of the biggest x-ray audit data sets in the world shares his thoughts.


14.45 - 15.15

Mike Tanner

Locating medical devices through early arriving single photon imaging

The UK-EPSRC Proteus project is moving advanced research technologies towards clinical implementation. These have included bespoke optical fibres for imaging and sensing and compact fluorescent Optical Endo-Microscopy (OEM) imaging systems. Here I will discuss the application of cutting edge single photon detection technologies for medical device location deep within tissue. Optical fibre based endoscopes are increasingly used within the human body without navigational guidance of the miniaturised fibre probe, while other medical device placement is a standard procedure in clinic. We demonstrate optical device location with centimetre resolution in clinically relevant models, in a realistically lit environment, achieved through the detection of early arriving photons exiting the tissue. We utilise a compact packaged camera with a time-resolved single photon detector array capable of observing the passage of light. The possibility for real time observation of device location in standard medical procedures offers the potential to change clinical practice.