MPE04 : Innovation & Advanced X-ray physics for imaging devices in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

A practical challenge to be solved: which physical principle can be turned into clinical reality, and when?

Importance and impact of the training module: Selected scientific papers introduce the use of new X-ray characteristics for medical applications. Some of these devices aim to operate at very low doses. Other applications aim for other parameters to be retrieved from an exposure, such as tissue characterization based upon dual energy absorption and phase contrast. Some of these devices were until recently only available in large physics institutions (like synchrotron facilities), but are now available as smaller prototype. Translation of these devices into the clinic will be a challenge for the MPE in the near future.

Lead: A. Taibi & M. Gambaccini, having a lot of practical experience with monochromatic X-ray sources, UNIFE (partner 6).

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Module: 4

Online start: 1st July 2018

Face-to-face period: 24 – 28 Sept June 2018, Ferrara, Italy

Location: Ferrara, Italy

Registration fee: € 540

Reduced registration fee: € 280

Reduced registration fees are available upon request for the first 6 applicants of one of the following countries (with a maximum of 2 participants per country): Albania, Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine.

The registration fee covers the costs of the course.

Due to force majeure, fees may be adjusted at the moment of registration. In that case, all applicants will be contacted individually.

Additional information is listed below:

Food & drinks (coffee breaks) Coffee breaks are included in the registration fee (both in Ferrara and in Trieste).
Lunch Included in the registration fee
Lodging of participants University guesthouses will be available at special rates.
Transport Both the city centre and the course venue are within walking distances from the railway station
Facultative visits to companies, hospitals, musea, guided tour of the city, social events The organizers will also cover all the expenses for the visit to Trieste (synchrotron radiation facility), including the bus transfer, the dinner in a local restaurant and the hotel (one night).
Cost for conference dinner Around € 25. Optional.
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