Workshop on patient specific dosimetry for cardiac CT perfusion imaging
Start Date: Aug 22nd, 2018 00:00
End Date: Aug 22nd, 2018 23:59
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
The European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) is the main programme for European research on metrology. It coordinates research projects to address grand challenges, while supporting and developing the SI system of measurement units. EMPIR follows on from the successful European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP), which issued its final call for projects in 2013. There is an increased focus within EMPIR on innovation activities to target the needs of industry and accelerate the uptake of research outputs. The inclusion of capacity-building activities in EMPIR is helping to bridge the gap between countries with emerging metrology systems and those with more developed capabilities.
During the workshop on 'patient specific dosimetry for cardiac CT perfusion imaging' the dosimetry methods established in the research project will be presented and discussed among medical physicists, industry counterparts and healthcare professionals who are dealing with patient specific dosimetry in CT perfusion imaging. The workshop will strengthen the knowledge base of the participants and facilitate further exchange of information and practices regarding the topic.
Research Project: Metrology for multi-modality imaging of impaired tissue perfusion
'Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Europe and costs the economy nearly €200 billion each year. Consequently, there is an urgent need for reliable diagnostic tests which identify patients at intermediate risk of cardiovascular disease, so they can be given the appropriate treatment at an earlier stage, increasing their chance of survival. Several landmark studies have shown that the accurate measurement of blood flow (perfusion) to the heart, which can indicate parts of the heart with inadequate blood supply, could be well-suited to this task. However, accurate quantification of perfusion is currently only possible through invasive measurements with catheters - a costly procedure with undesirable side-effects. Alternative medical imaging techniques have been developed to measure perfusion non-invasively but the results can vary significantly depending on which imaging technique is used. This project will develop physical standards and data analysis tools to assess the reliability of the different imaging techniques, thereby validating their potential use in the early diagnosis of cardiovascular disease.'
The workshop will be free for all registered participants. Attendees are asked to pay only for coffee/water and lunch voucher.