Mammography Physics Training Meeting 2019

30 September 2019

Birmingham

Organised by the National Breast Screening QA Coordinating Group for Physics


This 3 day meeting is designed for physicists and technologists providing specialised input into mammographic imaging. The physics and testing of tomosynthesis systems will be covered on the second day. Presentations will be delivered by medical physics staff with considerable experience in the physics of mammography.

Day 1 is designed for physicists, technologists and radiographers who have had no formal training in the Physics of Mammography. It will cover the theoretical background to digital mammography and also the QA measurements and techniques required for commissioning and routine testing. 

Day 2 is designed to be a continuation of the basic training day. Later in the day it will include a session on tomosynthesis, details to follow. 

Day 3 will be an update day on current issues in the Physics of Mammography.

Target audience
Diagnostic radiology physicists, technologists with a particular interest in mammography. Day 1 may also be of interest to mammography QA radiographers.

Programme 
The provisional programme is available here.

Invited Speakers
A full list of invited speakers to be announced soon. 

Prashant Verma  Prashant obtained his PhD from the University of Bath in Medical Ultrasound and has been working in clinical Ultrasound for over 20 years.  His previous research interests include work in the interaction of ultrasound with biological tissue, the modelling of ultrasound blood flow and clinical lithotripsy.  His present research interests include ultrasound safety and ultrasound quality assurance.  Prashant is passionate about promoting the use of new ultrasound technologies, including both diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.   He is involved with ultrasound service development and adoption of ultrasound technologies into the clinical environment at Sheffield.  He is the Chair of the Ultrasound Technology Support Group and is a member of the British Medical Ultrasound Physics and Safety Committee and also a member of the FRCR Physics examinations committee.  Prashant is a member of the NHSPSP committee who published NHSBSP Report 70 – “Guidance notes for the acquisition and testing of ultrasound scanners for use in the NHS Breast Screening Programme”.
 
 
Anne McCurrachAnne McCurrach is a medical physicist who has worked in NHS Scotland for 20 years covering radiation protection and medical physics in both diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine. For the past 5 years Anne has worked for NHS National Services Scotland providing medical physics support to the Scottish Breast Screening Programme.

 
Lauren Tedder Lauren is a Diagnostic Radiology physicist who has worked for the Radiological Sciences Unit at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust for 13 years. She has a special interest in mammography physics, acting as MPE for the West of London Breast Screening Service and Breast Services at Charing Cross Hospital. She attends the London Region Mammography Physics Consortium, and has been a member of the UK Mammography Physics Group for seven years, most recently becoming chairperson of the group. 
Lucy Warren Lucy has worked at the National Coordinating Centre for the Physics of Mammography for almost 10 years.  She has completed a collaborative PhD with the University of Surrey and is registered as a Clinical Scientist, in the field of Diagnostic Radiology and Radiation Protection.
Lucy’s research interests include simulation of breast cancers, observer performance studies to optimise breast imaging, deep learning and modelling outcomes of breast cancer screening.
She also lectures on the physics of breast imaging on the Medical Physics MSc course at the University of Surrey.

 
Alistair Mackenzie  Dr Mackenzie has worked in radiological physics for 27 years, gaining a wide experience in the practical testing of all types of X-ray imaging equipment. He worked in KCARE for 9 years and undertook in-depth evaluations of digital imaging systems, during which he became an international expert in quantitative analysis of digital images. Currently, he is head of NCCPM and a researcher and working on the effect of image quality of digital mammography systems on cancer detection. He has over 60 publications and has presented at many national and international conferences. He is the lead for the EUTEMPE training of MPEs in quantitative measurements and optimisation in diagnostic radiology. 

Mammography Training Day Registration Costs

Category

Package

Price

Member

1 day

£165

Member

2 day

£245

Member

3 day

£325

Non Member

1 day

£215

Non Member

2 day

£295

Non Member

3 day

£375

Trainee / Radiographer Member

1 day

£140

Trainee /Radiographer Member

2 day

£220

Trainee /Radiographer Member

3 day

£300

Technologist Member

1 day

£125

Technologist Member

2 day

£205

Technologist Member

3 day

£285

Non Salaried / Student / Retired Members

1 day

£95

Non Salaried / Student / Retired Members

2 day

£175

Non Salaried / Student / Retired Members

3 day

£255


Please note registration categories are linked to your membership category.
Registration has now closed

Venue 
This conference will take place at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in central Birmingham. 
Address:  Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP
This is approximately 15 minutes walk from New Street Station, and adjoining the new Birmingham library building. 
For travel information, visit the theatre's website here and download an information sheet here
Follow signage from Victoria Square at the top of New Street for the best walking route to the theatre, due to ongoing construction work in the area. 


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




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