Workshop 5 - Calculating Doses for Radiology
30 SEPTEMBER 2019
JOHN HUNTER HOSPITAL, NEWCASTLE NSW
The use of X-rays in diagnostic radiology has only increased with advances in technology and the calculation of patient doses has become an ever increasing part of medical physics service provision to medical imaging services.
This workshop will build on existing knowledge of radiation dose quantities and the radiation risks associated with the use of X-rays in diagnostic radiology, it will demonstrate how to apply these fundamentals in order to calculate approximate patient doses for a variety of procedures/situations that will be encountered on a day-to-day basis as a medical physicist.
The practical demonstrations will consider:
- The use of software packages for patient dosimetry.
- Calculations of foetal dosimetry for CTPA, CT Abdo/Pelvis and planar X-ray imaging.
- Calculations of peak-skin-dose for a coronary angioplasty procedure.
- Overview of Radiation Dose Quantities and Radiation Risk
- Radiation Doses to Patients from Clinical Examinations
- Dose Management Software
- Software for Patient Dose Calculation
- Practical Methods of Foetal Dosimetry: With Q&A on concerns for patient
- Practical Methods of Dosimetry for Interventional Radiology
- Dose and Risk in Perspective
Organisers: Tom Greig, Jenny Differy, Amanda Perdomo and Will Ryder
- CE2.2 Monitoring Radiation Levels, Including Personal Dose Monitoring
- CE2.5 Sources of Exposure, Incidents and Emergencies
- CB3.1 Basic patient and foetal dose and detriment from diagnostic imaging procedures
- CE3.2 Radiation Risk to the Patient in Diagnostic Radiology
- SR3.4 Patient Dosimetry in Diagnostic Radiology
- SR3.5 : Foetal Dose Estimation
NSW Health DIMP Registrar: $0
NSW Health Employee: $125
External to NSW Health: $150
Conference Room 1, HNE Imaging Conference Centre
John Hunter Hospital
Lookout Road New Lambton Heights NSW 2305