Conferences

Digital Radiography

Date & Time

12/11/2009 9:00 AM to 12/13/2009 11:15 AM

Location

The Ohio State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
601 Vernon Tharp Street
Columbus, OH 43210

Contact

Office of Veterinary Continuing Education: (614) 292-8727

Description

Veterinary practitioners and radiologists are routinely asked to consider various forms of digital imaging equipment. It is hard to know what all of the various modalities that fit under the digital umbrella represent, much less know what criteria to use to make comparisons and evaluations. In order to make an informed and uninfluenced decision, unbiased and state of the art information is needed.

On December 11-13 of this year The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is proud to offer a seminar on veterinary digital imaging.

The course moderator is well known radiologist Dr. Bill Blevins. The keynote presenter is, Dr. Anthony J. Seibert, PhD. Dr. Seibert is a member of the faculty at the medical school at UC Davis, and is internationally recognized for his work in all aspects of digital diagnostic imaging.

At this meeting digital imaging in all its forms will be presented. Participants will be able to evaluate various digital imaging modalities and be in a position to better evaluate the various digital imaging products that are available. At the conclusion of the meeting, attendees should be able to evaluate a product data sheet and understand how the various features of the system impact on the quality of the image and how it was generated. Additionally, there will be presentations on image handling, manipulation, report generation, Internet based archival and Picture Archival and Communication Systems (PACS).

Issues which effect image interpretation will be presented as well. Many of the artifacts in a digital image remain poorly defined and may be difficult to identify. The image presentation algorithms may sacrifice data in order to make the image crisper in appearance. Algorithms can be lossy or lossless (not good or bad) but the viewer needs to know when they can effect diagnostic content. The same is true for image compression. There are also concerns regarding image display. What are the criteria to judge a monitor? How do you calibrate a monitor? There are also issues like management of magnification, measurement accuracy, and template authenticity. Add to that the legalities of image archival, security and transmission. The list goes on.

If we look to the future, digital imaging will become a more important part of the veterinary practitioner’s and radiologist’s activity. The paperless practice will become the filmless practice as well. This course offers a tremendous opportunity to understand all that digital imaging offers the community of veterinary medicine.

To view full conference agenda, see brochure at bottom of page. Registration includes conference instruction, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Registration is open on a first-come, first-served basis and may close prior to November 25, 2009 if the course is filled. You may cancel your conference registration at any time prior to November 25, 2009, and receive an 80 percent refund of the course fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after November 25, 2009. There are no refunds for no shows. If the course is cancelled, you will receive a full refund.

Cost

All: $0.00

 

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