Organised by IPEM's Magnetic Resonance Special Interest Group Ensuring consistent quality is essential for appropriate clinical use and management of any medical technology.
Magnetic resonance systems are highly complex and are continually evolving, both in incorporating technological improvements and in the application to an ever increasing range of clinical questions.
MR Imaging is steadily progressing from a predominantly qualitative modality to a clinical technique that can provide quantitative biomarkers allowing to track disease progression, support therapy monitoring and achieve early detection of pathology in at-risk individuals.
Whilst this is made possible by new technology improving sensitivity, performance and reliability of MRI systems, problems can still arise during their operation and life-cycle, and there remain systematic limitations and uncertainties associated with many results.
Quality assurance continues to be important for several reasons:
1) as part of acceptance testing to ensure each MR system performs as intended and is fit for purpose;
2) to help identify problems with the system, before they have significant detrimental impact on image quality.
3) to establish the inherent reproducibility of quantitative measurements, monitor their temporal stability and facilitate cross-site data comparison and pooling.
This meeting will explore all aspects of quality assurance in MR, providing a forum for discussion as well as sharing of experiences, software and new ideas.
Target AudienceNHS MRI physicistsAcademic MRI physicistsData scientists/informaticians RadiologistsOncologists Other medical physicist with an interest in MRI Trainee Clinical scientistsRadiographersEducational Aims
1. Awareness of the quality issues encountered in clinical and in quantitative MRI
2. Knowledge and understanding of MR QA measurements and their relevance
On-line registration will open shortlyFeesIPEM Member £72.50IPEM Member Trainee £60IPEM Member Technologist £52.50IPEM Member Retired/Non-Salaried £37.50Non-Member £115Registration deadline:16th April(Please note we can accept credit card payment only after the 5th April)
Abstract SubmissionAbstract submissions are invited from interested professionals in healthcare, industry and academia. Presentations in all relevant areas and disciplines are welcome. If you would like to submit an abstract for this conference, please follow the instructions on our Abstract Submission page. https://www.ipem.ac.uk/ConferencesEvents/AbstractSubmission.aspxAbstract submission deadline: 15th March(Please note all oral presenters will get free registration for the event)Venue This conference will be online via Zoom
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