Scientific Calendar Event



Starts 29 Apr 2024
Ends 3 May 2024
Central European Time
ICTP
Giambiagi Lecture Hall (AGH)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
An ICTP-IAEA Meeting

The Workshop will be LIVE-STREAMED, 
here is Live streaming LINK


An advanced workshop for medical physicists working in nuclear medicine departments, diving deep into advanced nuclear medicine imaging, emphasizing quantitative methods, rigorous quality control, and emerging trends.
 
The ICTP-IAEA workshop, tailored for medical physicists, delves into the complex world of nuclear imaging. Participants will explore SPECT & PET quantification, both theoretical and hands-on, using state-of-the-art freeware. Emphasis on quality protocols and addressing physical effects ensures data accuracy. The curriculum includes Monte Carlo simulations for gamma camera optimization and insights into the evolution of hybrid imaging. The goal of this course is to arm attendees with the skills and knowledge to leverage future innovations, ensuring a seamless blend of theory and practical application for improved clinical outcomes.
 
Topics:
  • Introduction to quantitative imaging in nuclear medicine
  • Principles of image quantification and data analysis in SPECT and PET
  • Quality assurance and control in nuclear medicine imaging
  • Physical effects on image quantification accuracy and compensation methods
  • Hands-on sessions on imaging and analysis with freeware software
  • Monte Carlo simulations in nuclear medicine
  • Image quantification in hybrid imaging (SPECT/CT and PET/CT)

Lecturers:
Elena De Ponti, ASST Monza - San Gerardo Hospital, AIFM, Italy
John Dickson, University College London, EFOMP, UK
Michael Ljungberg, Lund University, Sweden
Mario Marengo, University of Bologna and Istituto Oncologico Veneto, AIFM, Italy
Ivo Rausch, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Dimitris Visvikis, INSERM, EANM, France

Prerequisites:
As a prerequisite to be eligible for the selection process, all applicants are asked to complete Quality Assurance e-learning module for SPECT systems. Please find the link to the e-learning module: https://www.iaea.org/resources/e-learning-course/quality-assurance-e-learning-module-for-spect-systems.

Live-streaming: the link will be available soon. The certificates of attendance for remote participants are not foreseen.


Grants: A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee.

**DEADLINE: 02/04/2024**

Organizers

Peter KNOLL (IAEA), Local Organiser: Marco Esposito (ICTP)

Co-sponsors