CT user meeting discusses topics from colons to trauma

Held at the Mercure Hotel in Manchester and attracting more than 40 delegates, Philips’ CT study day received positive feedback, with a request for it to become a regular event.

The CPD-accredited meeting was aimed at radiologists, radiographers and physicists, covering a number of topics and providing an opportunity for delegates to share experiences with their peers.

Gary Holdsworth of the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust delivered a presentation on facial trauma, followed by Paula McLoone from Castle Hill Hospital describing the role of CT radiotherapy. Dr Mark Ballard from the MoD spoke on trauma CT and David Crawford from Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, spoke on spectral imaging. The presentation before lunch was by Joanne Clayton from Ulster Hospital on CT colons. Guerbet’s Amanda Walsh then gave a presentation on IV contrast, followed by Neil Fanning of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital speaking on paediatric CT and Adele Trueman from Nuffield Health Manchester Diagnostic Suite on cardiac CT. The last speaker was Richard Andrew of Philips with a presentation on iterative model reconstruction.

Philips Incisive CT scanner
Philips’ Incisive CT scanner was released last year.

Philips says it has a range of CT scanners to fit every clinical need and budget, including its Incisive CT, released in 2019 and capable of performing a range of clinical studies from routine to complex cardiac and dual energy. According to Philips, its IQon Spectral CT scanner is the only dual layer detector CT, allowing every scan to be a spectral scan with no dose penalties. Including IMR model-based reconstruction as standard, IQon enables dose reductions of up to 80 per cent.

Lead picture: In front are Ulster Hospital CT radiographer Joanne Clayton, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust clinical specialist radiographer (neuro CT) Gary Holdsworth and Castle Hill Hospital Macmillan pre-treatment lead radiographer Paula McLoone. Behind them are Philips UKI marketing manager precision diagnosis (CT and MR) Jon Brigly and applications specialist CT Lisa Boardman, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital cross-sectional imaging radiographer Neil Fanning, Nuffield Health Manchester Diagnostic Suite deputy diagnostic suite manager/clinical lead CT Adele Trueman, Philips UKI CT business marketing manager Hannah Timbrell, MoD consultant radiologist Lt Col Dr Mark Ballard, Guerbet national imaging sales specialist Amanda Walsh and Royal Victoria Hospital ED and general x-ray superintendent radiographer David Crawford.

Published on page 32 of the May 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.

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