MPE06: The development of advanced QA protocols for testing radiological devices

A practical challenge to be solved: how to monitor the performance of X-ray systems, remotely and for the whole world?

Importance and impact of the training module: New types of digital detectors are being introduced in the clinical practice. They may be used for classical 2D imaging or (pseudo) 3D applications. The MPE faces the challenge to perform acceptance tests on these devices prior to their clinical application. This course module starts from existing protocols and expands them to new versions. The ultimate confirmation of new technology should be retrieved from observer performance results. We will explore the basic techniques to judge performance. The link between observer performance and technical image quality gives a role to (remote) monitoring using basic test objects.

Lead: prof. H. Bosmans, F. Zanca, PhD, prof. Nicolas Marshall , KULEUVEN (partner 1) and prof. E. Vano, SERMAS (partner 3).

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Module: 6

Online start: 01 September 2017

Face-to-face period: 13-17 November 2017

Location: Leuven, Belgium

Registration fee: € 590

Reduced registration fee: € 310

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) Will be offered
Lunch Access to cafetaria of the students (democratic prices)
Lodging of participants We will reserve 15 places in a university college, approximately € 30 / night
Transport Easy connection between Brussels airport and Leuven. A lot of buses from railway station to hospital.
Facultative visits to companies, hospitals, musea, guided tour of the city, social events Social events will include a guided tour to the student city (around € 6) and a visit to the Stella Artois Brewery (around € 15), both optional
Cost for conference dinner About € 30.00
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