Moderator: Prof. Stefan Markus Niehues,
Radiologist, Deputy Director, and Senior Physician
Deputy Director, and Senior Physician
Charité University Medical Center
Stefan M. Niehues currently works at the Institute of Radiology, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and does research in Radiology. The focus of Prof. Niehues as Deputy Clinic Director is on the management, organization, and continuing development of the field of radiology at the Benjamin Franklin campus of the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin. In addition, he is responsible for Computed Tomography and interventions, teaching, cardiovascular imaging, and oncological studies.
Speaker: Dr. Russell Bull,
BSc, MBBChir, MRCP, FRCR, FSCCT
Consultant Radiologist at the Radiology Department
Royal Bournemouth Hospital
Dr. Russell Bull has 15 years of radiology experience at consultant level and 11 years of experience in cardiac CT and cardiac MRI scanning. He is Level 3 accredited in cardiac CT by SCCT and BSCI.
Russell has been involved in the development of Canon PUREViSION optics combined with ultra-low, dose-efficient detector for CT in conjunction with Canon Medical. This allows patients to be scanned more safely using lower doses of radiation and IV contrast.
He currently supervises and reports over 500 cardiac CT and 500 cardiac MRI examinations per year.
Presentation title: Harnessing the Power of Automation in CT to Serve Screening Purposes
Although CT of the thorax is a well-established technology, it has limited use in particular populations, such as younger patients, due to radiation dosage issues. Because of the use of silver filtration, CT may be conducted at dosages comparable to plain film while delivering far more diagnostic information. There will be demonstrations of image quality and radiation exposures utilizing a new CT scanner, the Aquilion Serve. In addition, the system’s latest technologies that harness the power of automation in the workflow will be discussed.
Speaker: Dr. Pierre Leyendecker,
Medical Imaging Group - MIM, Sainte Anne Clinic
Dr. Pierre Leyendecker is a radiologist specialized in the field of the urinary tract and oncology. His activity is mainly settled in the Saint-Anne Clinic which is a well know oncology center in Strasbourg, France. Thanks to his position of attached practitioner in the Nouvel Hôpital Civil, University Hospital Strasbourg, he is involved in training of medical students in radiology. He is a member of the French association of Urology (CLAFU) and participates in research partnerships with urologists.
Presentation title: AI in Prostate MRI: Current Applications and Perspectives
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) offers reliable visualization of potentially significant prostate cancers and thus has shown advantages as a means by which to better select patients for biopsy and facilitate direct targeting of lesions during biopsy. Major technical improvements in multiparametric prostate MRI with the standard approach to interpretation using the prostate imaging reporting and data system version 2.1 (PI-RADS v2.1) have rapidly expanded the role of MRI in prostate cancer management in many clinical contexts, both prior to and following diagnosis. This presentation will deal with the development of AI in prostate MRI and its contribution in clinical routine.