Providing experts in the field of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologic Physics with high-quality practical (EQF8) training is what the EUTEMPE team stands for. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is preventing us from doing this in the way we love: welcoming you to our facilities where you interact with our experts and gain practical experience, top level knowledge, skills and competencies. However, our aim of sharing our knowledge to help colleagues in our field grow as medical physicists has not changed! We just needed to find other ways to do this!
Hence, we are very happy to announce a series of EFOMP-EUTEMPE didactic webinars, followed by online masterclasses.
The webinars, which are free of charge, will be in a familiar format, introducing a specific subject by means of a presentation, with room for interaction with the lecturers. The online masterclass for each topic will follow on a number of weeks after the original webinar. The masterclasses, which have a greater number of educational hours, will provide the opportunity to delve deeper into the subject, gaining a more comprehensive understanding of the topic and helping cement the knowledge gained.
The next EFOMP-EUTEMPE webinar will take place on Tuesday June 22th, 2021 12:00 CET:
What do the results of MTF and NPS mean in quality control testing?
Guidance and publications on undertaking quantitative measurements, such as modulation transfer function and noise power spectra, have been around for many years. They have been shown to be a easy and rapid to undertake and the results are highly repeatable and sensitive to changes in the detector. However, the incorporation of these tests into routine quality control is far from common place.
Why is this? What are the barriers to using these tests? Are they useful for everyone?
This webinar will cover some of the practicalities of undertaking these measurements but more importantly how to interpret the results.
Dr Mackenzie has worked in radiological physics for 29 years, gaining a wide experience in the practical testing of all types of X-ray imaging equipment. He worked in KCARE for 9 years and undertook in-depth evaluations of digital imaging systems, during which he became an international expert in quantitative analysis of digital images. Currently, he is head of NCCPM and a researcher and working on the effect of image quality of digital mammography systems on cancer detection. He has over 70 publications and has presented at many national and international conferences. He is the lead for the EUTEMPE training of MPEs in quantitative measurements and optimisation in diagnostic radiology.