Strategies for Low-Dose MDCT

Supported by an educational grant from Philips Healthcare

 

November 20, 2013
Dianne Bardo, lowering the dose, CT dose
As modern multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) becomes a primary imaging modality across all specialties, there has been increased focus on lowering the radiation dose required to create diagnostic-quality images. 
 
This webinar took place Dec. 19, 2013. To view the archived version, register to for the webinar. 
 
This webinar is part of Imaging Technology News Webinar Series — Supported by an educational grant from Philips Healthcare
 
CME credit is not available with the on-demand version of the webinar.
 
Statement of Purpose/Need:
As MDCT becomes a primary imaging modality across all specialties, there has been increased focus on lowering the radiation dose required to create diagnostic-quality images. The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the basic physics of CT radiation dose and ways in which dose can be lowered.
 
Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
Review basic CT physics — mA and kVp
Recognize how dose is deposited into the patient during MDCT
Identify how to reduce dose using scan parameters, scan technique and post-processing of images
 
Presenter:
Dianna M. E. Bardo, M. D.
Associate Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics and Cardiovascular Medicine
Director of Cardiac Radiology
Pediatric Neuroradiologist
Oregon Health and Science University
 
Intended Audience:
Radiologists, radiology technologists and cardiac imaging specialists.
 
Disclosure Information:
Current guidelines require that participants in CME/CE activities be made aware of all affiliations or financial interests that may be perceived as affecting the presentation of the faculty member. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to the start of the educational activity. 
 
Dianna M. E. Bardo, M. D.
Associate Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics and Cardiovascular Medicine
Director of Cardiac Radiology
Pediatric Neuroradiologist
Oregon Health and Science University
 
Financial relationships:
Koninklijke Philips N.V. – Consultant, honorarium
Thieme Publishing - Royalties
Discussion of off-label, investigational or experimental drug use: None