Go to day
  • Monday, 22 October 2018
    • 08:00 - 17:00 Day 1
      • 08:30 Free Time for those visiting the Finance Office 1h0'
        A shuttle bus will run from the Adriatico Guesthouse to the Finance Office for one hour. 8:30-9:30.  All participants must first register upon arrival at the Guesthouse Reception Desk.
      • 09:30 Course Presentation and Pre-course test 1h0'
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Clinical aspects of breast imaging 45'
        Speaker: Anita Spezzacatene
      • 11:45 Basic principles of mammography 45'
        Speaker: Ioannis Sechopoulos (Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h0'
      • 13:30 Introdution to Quality 45'
        Speaker: Harry Delis (IAEA)
      • 14:15 Role of the medical physicist in the quality process 45'
        Speaker: Hilde Bosmans (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
      • 15:00 Coffee Break 30'
      • 15:30 Role of the radiographer in the quality process 45'
        Speaker: Marina De Stefano (Udine Hospital)
      • 16:15 Mammography image receptors and effects on image quality 45'
        Speaker: Hilde Bosmans
  • Tuesday, 23 October 2018
    • 09:00 - 17:00 Day 2
      • 09:00 Components of a QA programme for mammography 45'
        Speaker: Hilde Bosmans
      • 09:45 Daily QC in mammography (including film processing, darkroom and monitors QC) 45'
        Speaker: Paola Bregant (Trieste Hospital)
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Image Quality Evaluation Metrics and phantoms 45'
        Speaker: Paola Bregant (Trieste Hospital)
      • 11:45 Dosimetry in mammography 45'
        Speaker: Ioannis Sechopoulos
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h0'
      • 13:30 Hospital Practical 3h30'
  • Wednesday, 24 October 2018
    • 09:00 - 17:00 Day 3
      • 09:00 Digital mammography: Post-processing and deep learning 45'
        Speaker: Ioannis Sechopoulos
      • 09:45 Contrast detail analysis 45'
        Speaker: Hilde Bosmans
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Breast tomosynthesis: Physics 45'
        Speaker: Ioannis Sechopoulos
      • 11:45 Breast tomosynthesis: Quality Assurance 45'
        Speaker: Hilde Bosmans
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h0'
      • 13:30 Computer Exercises:(I) Evaluation of Image Quality; (II) Evaluation of Patient Dose 3h30'
        Speaker: Experts and Local staff
  • Thursday, 25 October 2018
    • 09:00 - 17:00 Day 4
      • 09:00 Digital mammography: PACS and DICOM 45'
        Speaker: Annalisa Trianni (Udine Hospital)
      • 09:45 Phase contrast mammography 45'
        Speaker: Renata Longo (University of Trieste)
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Breast CT 45'
        Speaker: Ioannis Sechopoulos
      • 11:45 Synchrotron radiation in medical imaging 45'
        Speaker: Renata Longo (University of Trieste)
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h0'
      • 13:30 Practical session: Phase Imaging. Visit to Elettra Synchrotron Facility 3h30'
        Speaker: Experts and Local staff
  • Friday, 26 October 2018
    • 09:00 - 17:00 Day 5
      • 09:00 Controversies and benefits of screening 45'
        Speaker: Ioannis Sechopoulos
      • 09:45 Managing Quality for a national breast screening programme 45'
        Speaker: Hilde Bosmans
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Remote and automated tools for QC 30'
        Speaker: Harry Delis (IAEA)
      • 11:30 Discussion - Q&A 1h0'
        Speaker: All Participants
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h0'
      • 13:30 Discussion - Q&A 45'
        Speaker: All Participants
      • 14:15 Course evaluation - Post course test 45'
        Speaker: IAEA Staff
      • 15:00 Meeting closure - Certificates 45'
        Speaker: All Participants