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Radiation Dose and Image Quality in Fluoroscopy: Part 2

A Kuhls-Gilcrist1*, A Rebet2*, J Dave3*, A Jones4*, A Goode5*, (1) Canon Medical Systems, Tustin, CA, (2) GE Healthcare, Buc, France, (3) Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, (4) UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, (5) University of Virginia Health Systems, Charlottesville, VA


(Thursday, 8/2/2018) 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Room: Room 205

The imaging tools available for performing fluoroscopically-guided interventions have evolved rapidly in the last decade. Volumetric imaging is now commonplace, and the operating logic of modern fluoroscopic equipment is rapidly outpacing the methods commonly used to evaluate its performance, and will soon defy traditional attempts at performance characterization. The aim of this two part mini course is to review the history of fluoroscopic imaging equipment to understand how we ended up with many of the regulations with which we must comply today, to look at the present and future technology of equipment used to perform fluoroscopically-guided interventions, to review some of the state of the art technology available to optimize radiation dose and image quality, and finally to discuss how physicists might adapt to this changing environment.

The learning objectives of the second session in this mini-course are:
1. To review advances in radiation dose monitoring and management
2. To understand 2D and 3D image guidance for interventional procedures
3. To learn about acceptance and acceptability testing of modern fluoroscopy equipment from image quality and dosimetry perspectives

Funding Support, Disclosures, and Conflict of Interest: Jaydev Dave - Philips Healthcare (Research Grant) GE Healthcare (Research Supplies) Lantheus Medical Imaging (Research Supplies) Andrew Kuhls-Gilcrist - Employee of Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. Aya Rebet - Employee of GE Healthcare



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