9 sings your radiology team should attend ISCT's computed tomography symposium

As radiologists you’re trained to look for problems and identify even the smallest most unique issues. You’re trained to be effective, moving swiftly from case to case in order to help more patients. As radiologists though, you’re also expected to be aware of evolutions in the industry and you have a duty to share your unique insights with other radiology professionals. It can be easy to get caught up in the monotony of the day-to-day routine, putting continued education and collaboration opportunities to the back-burner for the sake of productivity.

You’re not to blame, but if you take a step back you may notice some alarming signs within your radiology department. If 2 or more of the signs listed below apply to you and your team, it may be time for you to attend a radiology symposium. Fortunately for you, we know a great CT meeting that’s just around the bend.

Signs Your Radiology Team Should Attend ISCT’s CT Meeting:

  1. You’re due for updating your accreditations and need to log credit hours in computed tomography. Learn more about our Accreditation opportunities for both physicians and technologists.
  2. Your team is looking for ways to work with international experts but you don’t have the budget to bring on a new, high-caliber staff member with research experience from top institutions such as Stanford or Duke.
  3. The radiologists working with your technologists aren’t subspecialized, but the technologists could value from learning under the tutelage of other specialized radiologists who have had experience with very unique cases, giving them tips of things to look for.
  4. You’re aware of emerging technology, like Dual Energy CT, but your team needs to learn from other organizations’ experiences before you invest in new approaches. The pre-conference workshop on Dual Energy will give attendees the opportunity to hear from experts about their experiences with the new method.
  5. You need to hear the different sides of the debate on Head CTs and radiation and other controversial topics, but your organization has a one-sided opinion. Debate sessions will present cases from varying perspectives on some of the most hotly debated arguments in radiology.
  6. You’re not able to justify financing a trip for your organization out of the country, but you know that international radiology meetings bring the world’s best minds together. ISCT’s CT symposium hosts attendees from all around the world, right here in San Francisco, California. (Bonus: We offer discounts to San Francisco locals interested in attending the meeting.)
  7. You’ve attended other radiology meetings but haven’t learned anything truly new or innovative about cutting-edge CT technology. The ISCT meeting is comprised of over 100 cutting-edge talks on topics like radiation, stroke and vascular imaging, musculoskeletal trauma etc., guaranteed to teach you something new regardless of your years in the industry, level of education or position within your organization.
  8. Long, draining sessions where an expert drones on and on about practice management and informatics make you want to fall asleep.  No matter how valuable the lesson could be for your radiology organization, this is simply an ineffective curriculum model. Our 10-minute talks allow attendees to learn a substantial amount of valuable information in a succinct amount of time.
  9. You haven’t attended a CT meeting in over a year. Computed tomography evolves at a very rapid pace. It seems like 1 year in the world of computed tomography equates to 20 years in the life of a human; which is why it’s so important to make the time to learn about the newest advances in technology.