MPE08 : Advanced techniques for enhancing image quality in CT: Model observers as an approach to assess iterative reconstruction and spectral CT

A practical challenge to be solved: how to assess image quality by means of a test object? Apply model observers?

Importance and impact of the training module: CT is increasingly used, with associated a substantial impact on the medical exposure in general. Recent years have seen many new evolutions, such as iterative reconstruction and intelligent tube modulation that potentially reduce the dose, but affect image quality too. The effect of these techniques has to be monitored and assessed with clinically relevant measures. New measures, such as model observers, are being developed today but most of them are not yet validated for 3D imaging, like CT.

Project partner: prof. F. Verdun, expert in both CT and model observers, CHUV (partner 9).

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Module: 8

Online start: 1 March 2021

Face-to-face period: Spring 2021, Lausanne, Switzerland

Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

Registration fee: € 590

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, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, UN list of least developed countries.

The registration fee covers the costs of the course.

Additional information is listed below:

Food & drinks (coffee breaks) Coffee breaks (morning and afternoon) will be offered
Lunch Sandwiches at lunch will be offered.
Lodging of participants A 15% reduction is available in the relatively luxurious hotel for all the guests (agreement between hotels & University). The cost of a room at the Ibis in Lausanne is in the range of € 110.00 per night for 2 persons.
Transport Included in the hotel price is a day pass for busses within Lausanne. The cost of a ticket for a ride is about € 3.20
Facultative visits to companies, hospitals, musea, guided tour of the city, social events Proposal will be made later (optional).
Cost for conference dinner About € 40.00 (optional).
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