MPE09 : Achieving higher quality in breast X-ray imaging

A practical challenge to be solved: How to perform technical quality control in breast cancer screening, including modern image analysis, image processing and image acquisition techniques?

Importance and impact of the training module: The philosophy of technical quality evaluations for mammography equipment in screening must be to ensure the required image quality at an acceptable X-ray dose. We will discuss preliminary and new QC methods to investigate new modalities or techniques like tomosynthesis systems, breast density software, computer assisted detection/diagnosis software and image processing software.

Lead: R. van Engen, EUREF member and 1st author of the European Guidelines, LRCB, (partner 10).

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Module: 9

Online start: September 2024

Face-to-face period: 21 – 24 October  2024

Location: Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Registration fee: € 950

Reduced registration fee: € 550

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) Included
Lunch Included
Lodging of participants Not included
Transport Not included
Facultative visits to companies, hospitals, musea, guided tour of the city, social events
Cost for conference dinner Included
Costs of books, papers, … Some papers are referred to as ‘further reading’ in the online part of the course, these are not provided for and could be obtained from the local library.
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