6th EFOMP-EUTEMPE didactic Webinar

Publication Date: Mar 10th, 2021 12:59, Category: EFOMP Announcements

The 6th EFOMP-EUTEMPE webinar will take place on Tuesday 23rd, March 2021 12:00 CET.

Webinar: A guided tour of x-ray CT through dosimetry and image quality assessment (1 hour)

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by Prof. John Damilakis, Greece


Radiation dose from x-ray computed tomography (CT) and image quality assessment have received attention during the last years due to the growing number of CT procedures carried out worldwide and the high patient doses from these procedures. This presentation aims to provide an overview of the current concepts of CT dosimetry and image quality assessment, discuss strengths and limitations and anticipate future developments in patient CT dosimetry. A novel web-based tool for the estimation of patient organ doses and risks from chest CT and image quality assessment is currently being developed as part of the MEDIRAD project. Results of this research effort will also be presented during this webinar. Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to increase the speed of calculations and provide accurate real time organ dose estimates. The use of AI in CT dose optimization and its limitations will be briefly discussed.


Prof. John Damilakis, PhD, FIOMP, FIUPESM

John Damilakis is professor & chairman at the Department of Medical Physics, School of Medicine, University of Crete & director of the Department of Medical Physics of the University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece. He is Vice President & President-elect of IOMP, Immediate Past President of EURAMED, Past President of EFOMP and Past President of the Hellenic Association of Medical Physicists. Prof. Damilakis is a member of 2 ICRP Task Groups & member of the steering committee of the ‘EuroSafe Imaging’ of the European Society of Radiology. As a Visiting Professor he has given lectures on dosimetry and radiation protection in Boston University, USA. His publications have been focused on medical radiation protection and dosimetry. He is editor of 2 books published by the IOP Publishing and Springer-Verlag and co-author of 2 chapters in books published by Springer and Academic Press. Number of publications in PubMed: 220, number of citations 7220, h-index 45 (Google Scholar, February 2021).


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