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The abbreviated MRI protocol (liver, gynae, prostate)

Date: 12 Jan 2021

Free to watch live, or to watch retrospectively for ICIS Members. Join us at 3pm GMT to hear:

- Prof. Anwar Padhani (prostate)

- Prof. Dow-Mu Koh (liver)

- Prof. Evis Sala (gynae)

Reflective CPD can be claimed, however we do not issue CPD certificates for attendance.

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A Course in Radiotherapy Physics

Date: 12 – 16 January 2021

Imaging for Radiotherapy, Radiation Dosimetry Treatment Planning, and Patient Specific Dosimetry. (Sutton Site)

Notice of Risk. Delegates will be expected to attend in person unless government restrictions advise otherwise. The organizers will continue to hold Face-to-Face meetings unless ICR™ advises otherwise. This course provides a practical and theoretical background to Radiotherapy with its main focus on Radiotherapy Physics aspects. The curriculum covers many aspects and each course includes The curriculum covers many aspects and each course includes a workshop session on Saturday.

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Guidelines and Recommendations in Sedation

Date: 21 January 2021

Join us for a webinar to talk about Guidelines and Recommendations for safe sedation practice, hosted by SedateUK consultants.

Basics of sedation practice

Preparing a patient for sedation

Selecting the right sedative drugs

Monitoring in sedation practice

Guidelines and recommendations

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Stress Perfusion Imaging - King's College London

Date: 26 January 2021

Venue:     Online – MS Teams

Suitable for cardiologists and radiologists. The course has been approved by the Royal College of Physicians for 7 CPD points.                                                                                

At the end of this course, attendees will have a solid understanding of what is stress perfusion CMR and how it works, an understanding of when to refer a patient for stress CMR, and the different indications for adenosine, regadenoson, low-dose dobutamine and high-dose dobutamine

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Monitoring in sedation practice

Date: 20 February 2021

Join us for a webinar to talk about Monitoring for safe sedation practice, hosted by SedateUK consultants.

Basics of sedation practice

Monitoring level of consciousness

Monitoring breathing & respiratory status

Monitoring cardiac status

Guidelines and recommendations

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Online Masterclass in Imaging of Prostate Cancer: 2nd edition

Date: 25 February 2021

This second edition online Masterclass in Imaging of Prostate Cancer is a highly commended one-day teaching course which will highlight current imaging techniques, image interpretation and pitfalls in imaging prostate cancer. 

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Date: 25-27 February 2021

ABG2021 will be an entirely virtual meeting, and we’re thinking outside the box to design an exciting, interactive event. We will be bringing you an international line-up of Brachytherapy All Star speakers, hosting our first Brachytherapy Film Festival and providing the opportunity to learn, share, network and interact on a customised online platform.

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Neuroanatomy for Imagers

Date: 4 March 2021

Venue: King’s College London, SE1 7EH

The course has been designed for people working in imaging but with no neuroanatomical background. It will introduce participants to the basic principles of the anatomy, the function of the nervous system, the major anatomical constituents and parts of the brain.

Professor Alexander Hammers has received excellent feedback.

The course will include lectures, it is based on 180 slides but is highly interactive. Expect to be involved!

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Radiation Protection Training Course

Date: 19 – 23 April 2021

Venue: The Royal Marsden Hospital, London

The course provides the theoretical background and training necessary for the radiological protection requirements of both ionising and non-ionising radiations used in hospitals. The course is at a level suitable for hospital physicists working in the field of radiation protection or those who want to expand their knowledge in this field. It is particularly suitable for those wishing to become Radiation Protection Advisers (RPA) and covers the Basic Underpinning Knowledge (Basic Syllabus) as set out in Annex 3 of the HSE statement on Radiation Protection Advisers.

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UKIO 2021

Date: 7 – 9 June 2021

Location: Liverpool

Call for abstracts. Abstracts are invited to be considered for presentation at the Congress as a poster, ePoster or short oral presentation (submission deadline: 16 December 2020).

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Swiss Congress of Radiology - SCR'21

Date: 24-26 June 2021

Venue: Congress Centre Davos, Switzerland

SCR is the biggest radiological scientific & educational meeting in Switzerland. It is organised by the Swiss Society of Radiology (SGR-SSR), the Swiss Society of Nuclear Medicine (SGNM-SSMN) and the Swiss Association of Radiographers (SVMTRA-ASTRM). SCR consists of refresher courses, plenary sessions with lectures by national and international speakers, scientific sessions, ultrasound workshops, as well as a poster and industry exhibition.

Language: English.

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ERASMUS Basic MRI Physics 2021

Date:  20-24 September 2021

Venue:  Ninewells Hospital, University of Dundee

This one-week ERASMUS module provides delegates with a sound understanding of the basic physics of MRI. The course format includes lectures and supervised tutorial Q/A sessions – covering everything from basic NMR, T1 and T2, through to advanced neuro, body and cardiovascular applications.  No previous knowledge of MR physics is assumed.  Two social events are also included as part of the registration fee. The University of Dundee will award a certificate to successful candidates, and 20 CME credits will be applied for.  A full course programme can be found at: 


Radioactive waste advisers training course

Date: 4 – 6 October 2021

Venue: The Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton

This course provides the theoretical background and training necessary for the management of unsealed and sealed radioactive substances in hospitals. The first day covers the following subject areas: historical review, interaction and units, instrumentation, radiation effects and risks and the regulatory framework.  The following two days cover the legislation, applying for a Permit and compliance with the Permit conditions, the transport regulations and practical management of radioactive substances in hospitals. As well as lectures, there will be workshop sessions covering some practical issues.

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Electrical requirements for the electrical installation of medical radiological equipment


The course will consider the radiological aspects of the 2017 DH guidance “HTM06-01 Electrical services supply and distribution”. The new guidance has been re-structured and is more clearly split into two major policies – business risk and patient risk.  The requirements of this document need to be understood when a new radiology room is purchased especially that from now on, electrical installations compliance management will now be measured under the NHS Performance Assessment Model (PAM).

The course is for experienced project managers, medical and x-ray engineers and focuses on the relevant points for medical radiological installations.  There is a summary session at the beginning of the course that other healthcare staff may wish to attend in order to attain a brief overview of the new document.  This summary session would be aimed at radiographers and medical physics experts who are involved with medical radiological equipment purchasing and commissioning, and will explain the new policies and gives reference to the relevant sections of the guidance.

This short course is intended to be run at the customer’s site at their convenience.  

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