Posts tagged computed tomography
First Batch Of Preliminary Topics Released For ISCT 2018

There are so many changes happening in CT right now, far too many for any individual to keep up with on their own. That’s why our program directors have been hard at work identifying the most important and innovative topics in the industry and compiling a program for ISCT 2018 that’s comprehensive, tactical, and dives deeply into each issue. We’re still finalizing many of our talks, but here’s a look at some of our overarching session topics and the preliminary program for the 2018 symposium:

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6 Reasons To Attend ISCT's TrifeCTa Symposium

This June hundreds of industry experts will gather together in San Francisco at ISCT17 to exchange ideas, build relationships, and deep dive into the hot-button challenges and innovations facing the world of CT. This will be the 19th time we've held our annual international symposium on CT. For almost two decades now we've gathered hundreds of radiologists, technologists, medical physicists, and other members of the radiology world together to hear new computed tomography discussions on technical development, radiation, contrast enhancement, multi-energy CT, etc.

It's an incredible chance for education and growth, both personally and professionally. Every radiology conference has its benefits, here are 6 reasons to attend ours:

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Star Wars Characters as Members of Your Radiology Team

We’ve been working hard this year to stress the importance of your radiology department working as a team to improve CT image quality and overall patient care. In your day-to-day experiences, it might not be as easy to see how very interlaced your team needs to become. Whenever intensively educational conferences like ISCT take place, attendees are always inspired to go back home and share what they’ve learned and discuss new techniques, technologies and implementations they want to adopt. The challenge is that after a short period of time, it’s easy to get stuck back into your groove and without your full team’s dedication, you forget all the valuable lessons you’ve learned.

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What's In Store For The Future Of CT

If there’s one thing that’s clear at this point to everyone in our industry, it’s that the future of CT is looking incredibly bright. We’ve seen so many big changes over the past few years, and it’s an incredibly exciting time for our industry. Every day we’re uncovering more about CT, every day new innovations are put in place as radiologists continue to pioneer the frontier of CT technology.  It leaves just one question on the tip of everyone’s tongue: “what comes next?”

It’s the most exciting question facing our industry, and it’s one everyone is trying to answer. We were lucky enough to get a chance to sit down and talk with some of our speakers at ISCT16 about what they think is in store for the future of CT, and let me tell you, some of the answers are pretty exciting.

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4 Computed Tomography Myths: Busted

If you’ve worked in radiology for a while, you’ll know that there are a ton of myths and misconceptions circulating out there regarding our industry, some of them more funny than others. Each and every day we’re confronted by patients who have fallen victim to these misconceptions, who were told by a friend who was told by a friend that getting a CT scan will kill them, or that if you undergo too many x-rays you’ll have a Spiderman-esque transformation. 

Not all of these rumors are bad, some of them would be really cool if they were actually true (who wouldn’t want to turn into Spiderman?), but the fact of the matter is that many of them are, sadly, incorrect. Today we’re setting the record straight. Here are 4 of the most common CT myths that we hear, busted.

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What To Bring To ISCT16

This year’s symposium is almost upon us, and as ISCT16 draws closers it’s time to start preparing for the conference! There’s a lot that you’ll probably pack if you’re attending this year. After all, at this point we all have the “generic conference packing list” pretty much memorized: 3-4 days of conference attire, a few fancy outfits for happy hours and dinners, a pair of pajamas, and maybe some normal people outfits on the off chance that you might have spare time to do something that’s not conference-related.

At ISCT16, we’re not as worried about whether you threw in three pairs of heels or four. We trust your judgment, and we’ll leave the clothes packing to you. There are a few other things we want you to add to your packing list this year that aren’t clothes-related, though! If you’re attending ISCT16 and want to get the full experience, you’ll want to make sure to bring these with you.

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Hot Topics for Technologists in CT with Stanford HealthCare’s Lior Molvin, BA RT (CT)

The ISCT is proud to be partnering with Stanford Healthcare to offer a pre-conference lecture-based workshop designed specifically to discuss hot topics for computed tomography technologists. The workshop will be held prior to the start of the ISCT’s Main CT Symposium on Sunday, June 19, 2016.

This hands-on workshop will give technologists the opportunity to collaborate with some of radiology’s most innovative leaders to discuss image quality standards, the fundamentals of iterative reconstruction technologists and dual energy CT.

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