Dental CBCT performance testing for physicists and technologists

16 March 2017


Organised by IPEM's Diagnostic Radiology Special Interest Group

Currently there a a large number of dental CBCT units being installed in the UK.  For many physics departments, there is a lack of experience in how to do the acceptance and performance testing of these units and a lack of appropriate test objects or funding to purchase test objects. 

This teaching workshop will inform attendees of the clinical uses of the equipment to enable better understanding of what to test and how to optimise.  It will cover some radiation protection aspects including shielding and what training practitioner and operators will require.  However the main set of talks will cover how to test the units following latest guidence, and alternative testing methods if your department does not have a dental CBCT specific test object.

Learning Outcomes
1. Understanding of clinical applications
2. Understanding of radiation protection requirements
3. How to perform acceptance and routine physics testing with a range of typical test objects

Target Audience
1. Medical Physicists
2. Clinical Technologists

Abstracts of papers to be presented at this conference are available to download here for your reference before the event. 

The final programme is available to download here

Invited Speakers
Download invited speaker biographies here

On-line registration is now closed. For any queries, email the IPEM conference team or ring 01904 550598. 

Registration fees:
IPEM member: £155
IPEM member trainee: £130
IPEM member technologist: £115
IPEM member student/retired/non-salaried: £85
Non-member: £205

Please note there is a £20 discount on these prices if booked up to 4 weeks in advance.
Full prices apply from 16th February 2017.
Registration deadline: 2nd March 2017

This conference will take place in the Pennine Room at The Place Aparthotel, approx 2 minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly station. 

The Place Aparthotel 
Ducie Street 
M1 2TP 

For details of the venue including a map showing the location, click here. Parking information can be found here. Accommodation is available at the Place Aparthotel. Visit the hotel website or ring them on 0161 778 7500.

If you have any queries, please 
email the IPEM conference team or tel: 01904 550598. 

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