CT study day in Bournemouth

At the Royal Bournemouth Hospital’s first Cardiac CT study day, “Getting the most from your cardiac CT scanner,” attendees enjoyed a barbecue lunch on a warm autumn day.


Speakers from the hospital included cardiologists, radiologists and radiographers.  Consultant radiologist Dr Russell Bull introduced the meeting and spoke on “Cardiac CT technology – 64 slice and above.”  He also closed the meeting with a presentation on “Top tips for perfect cardiac CT – what we have learnt since 2004.”


Other speakers included consultant cardiologist Dr Johannes Radvan who discussed “Clinical Applications of Cardiac CT,” sharing his experience through partnership with Dr Bull in the cardiac CT service at the Royal Bournemouth.


An interactive review of cardiac CT cases by cardiac research fellow Aparna Acharya engaged the audience with a variety of interesting cases, which was then complemented by Dr Roger Patel, consultant radiologist and meeting chair, who presented live case reading.


Mr Matthew Benbow, CT and MRI superintendent radiographer spoke on “Techniques for dose reduction in cardiac CT,” and “Patient preparation, set-up and scanning.”  Then with Dr Bull, he gave a video presentation on “Volumetric cardiac CT cases on Aquilion ONE.”


The day included a visit to the Toshiba Aquilion ONE CT scanner during the lunch break.  Dr Bull commented: “The acquisition of the Aquilion ONE has led to an increase of approximately five times more cardiac scans.”


See this report on page 16 of the January 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.

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