Pictured at a recent Vertec DXA meeting in Birmingham are members of the Vertec team with some of the presenters. In the back row, from left, are Vertec technical manager Simon Champion, managing director Bill Hipgrave, clinical scientist Mike Haddaway of Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Dr Renaud Winzenrieth of Med-Imaps, Dr Tom Kelly of Hologic Inc, consultant radiologist and lead clinician in osteoporosis Dr Andrew Pearson of Borders General Hospital and Vertec product sales specialist Bill Reid.
In the front row are Vertec applications specialist Sue Barlow, radiographer Joanne Anderson of Manchester Royal Infirmary, trainee advanced practitioner in DXA Marion Barber of Dewsbury and District Hospital, consultant radiologist Professor Judith Adams of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, consultant rheumatologist Dr Annie Cooper of the Royal Hampshire County Hospital and Vertec applications specialist Anne Coggins.
This year, the long standing event was held over two days for the first time. Day one focussed on DXA in paediatrics and the second day was the more familiar user-based forum. It was the most successful meeting yet, with a record 240 registered delegates. Topics under discussion included new software and upgrades, scanning practicalities in paediatric DXA distal femur scanning plus an update on the UK database and osteoporosis in young women.
See the full report on the back page of the December 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.