MPE05 : Physical and virtual anthropomorphic phantoms for image quality and patient dose optimization

A practical challenge to be solved: what can be the role of virtual (phantom based) clinical trials with new technology?

Importance and impact of the training module: Simple mathematical phantoms comprise combination of simple geometrical primitives and as such they are widely used in simulations particularly for dosimetry and optimization of acquisition geometry. Advanced anthropomorphic phantoms with realistic three-dimensional (3D) tissue distribution and anatomical features offer a flexible and simple way to investigate different aspects of 2D and 3D X-ray imaging: to perform accurate dosimetry, to calculate the properties of the simulated projection images and to investigate the effect of acquisition parameters on computer-extracted texture features. One of the aims is to run virtual clinical trials that can study a large series of parameters without actually irradiating a person/patient.

Lead: dr. K. Bliznakova, author of a very realistic 3D breast model and experienced with simulations in general TUV (partner 7).

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Module: 5

Online start: 1st April 2019

Face-to-face period: May 2019, Varna, Bulgaria

Location: Varna, Bulgaria

Registration fee: € 380

Reduced registration fee: € 260

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) € 1.00 coffee (optional)
Lunch € 5.00 for a light lunch (optional)
Lodging of participants No special offer; typical cost of accommodation ranges between € 20 to € 45 euro per person per night
Transport € 0.50 for a bus ticket; € 2.00 to € 4.00 euro for usual taxi roots within Varna city
Visits and/or social events Visit to the University hospital, Guided tour to a museum
Cost for conference dinner € 20 (optional)

This course has been accredited by EBAMP as CPD event for Medical Physicists at EQF Level 8 and awarded 136 CPD credit points (68 CPD credit points for those who do not sit for or do not pass the examination).

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