Educational Sessions

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Biophysical modelling of radiation-induced cell death and chromosome damage, with applications for hadrontherapy
Francesca Ballarini
University of Pavia and INFN-Pavia, Pavia, Italy

QA Metrics: A Scientific Approach to Quality Improvement
Charles Bloch
Radiation Oncology, University of Washington, Seattle, United States

New Concepts in Image Quality Assessment
John M. Boone
Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, University of California Davis, United States

Image registration and fusion algorithms and techniques
Kristy Brock

The supportability of medical devices
Michael Capuano
Biomedical Technology, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

Developing clinically oriented physics learning outcomes for healthcare professionals: a multi-stakeholder consensus based approach
Carmel J. Caruana1, Joseph Castillo2
1 Medical Physics Department, University of Malta, Msida, Malta
2 Medical Imaging Department, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta

Artificial intelligence and big data in future medical imaging – what could be expected?
Carlo Cavedon1, Maria Grazia Giri1, Alessio Pierelli1, Stefania Montemezzi2
1 Medical Physics Unit, University Hospital of Verona, Verona, Italy
2 Radiology Unit, University Hospital of Verona, Verona, Italy

Dosimetry audits in radiotherapy
Catharine Clark
Medical Physics, National Physical Laboratory and Royal Surrey County Hospital, Teddington, United Kingdom

Establishment of clinical DRLs: The European experience
John Damilakis
Medical Physics, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece

Biomechanics of the cell - experiments and mathematical modelling
Matej Daniel
Department of mechanics, biomechanics and mechatronics, Faculty of mechanical engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Effects, risks and detriment of low radiation doses and their implications in medical diagnostics and treatment
Marie Davidkova
Department of Radiation Dosimetry, Nuclear Physics Institute of the CAS, Prague 8, Czech Republic

How to pick up an X-ray image: from celluloid to digital Flat-Panel Detectors
Olaf Doessel
Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany

Biosignal Analysis - demonstrated with Intracardiac Electrograms
Olaf Doessel
Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany

Spatio-temporal aspects of DNA damage and repair upon action of ionizing radiations of different types
Martin Falk
Department of Cell Biology and Radiobiology, Academy of Sciences, Institute of Biophysics, Brno, Czech Republic

Implementing traceability in molecular radiotherapy
Ludovic Ferrer
Medical Physics, ICO René Gauducheau, SAINT HERBLAIN, France

Advances in functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
Mário Forjaz Secca
Hospital Central de Maputo, Maputo, Mozambique

Center for Advanced Preclinical Imaging - Invitation to Hands-On Workshop
Luděk Šefc, Pavla Francová, Věra Kolářová, Karla Palma
Center for Advanced Preclinical Imaging (CAPI), 1st Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Mechanistic modelling of subcellular and cellular radiation effects with PARTRAC
Werner Friedland, Pavel Kundrát
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health (GmbH), Neuherberg, Germany

The use of Monte Carlo simulations to optimise new detector designs
Susanna Guatelli, David Bolst, James Vohradsky, Linh Tran, Jeremy Davis, Anatoly Rozenfeld
Centre For Medical Radiation Physics, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia

Machine learning on routine medical imaging data
Johannes Hofmanniger

Additive Manufacturing in Medicine
Radovan Hudak, Jozef Zivcak
Department of Biomedical Engineering and Measurement, Technical University of Kosice, Košice, Slovakia

Track structure simulations with Geant4-DNA
Sebastien Incerti

Electronic devices can motivate patients during rehabilitation
Ákos Jobbágy1, Gábor Fazekas2, István Valálik3
1 Measurement and Information Systems, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary
2 National Institute for Medical Rehabilitation, Budapest, Hungary
3 Szent János Hospital, Budapest, Hungary

Technologies to capture real world use of assistive devices
Laurence Kenney
Centre for Health Sciences Research, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom

Introduction to equation-based modeling and simulation with Modelica and OpenModelica with focus on physiology modeling using Physiolibrary
Jiří Kofránek1, Filip Ježek2, Jan Šilar1
1 Institute of Pathophysiology, Charles University, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic
2 Department of Cybernetics, Czech Technical University, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic

Advanced Implantable Cardiac Devices Settings and Patient Troubleshooting
David Korpas
Institute of Nursing, Silesian University, Faculty of Public Policies, Opava, Czech Republic

Event related potentials: principles and practice
Jan Kremláček
Dep. of Pathological Physiology, Charles University, Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Kralove, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

Measurement and calculation of x-ray and neutron doses outside the treatment volume
Stephen Kry
Radiation Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, United States

Modelling radiation effects beyond single-cell level
Pavel Kundrát, Werner Friedland
Department of Radiation Sciences, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany

Biological Cells and Tissues in Electric Fields
Igor Lacković
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Challenge of nanotechnology in radiotherapy and hadrontherapy
Sandrine Lacombe

Technologies supporting diagnostics and therapy of diabetes with special attention to tele-homecare and the artificial pancreas
Piotr Ladyzynski
Nalecz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

MRI Physics for the non-specialist: understanding the basics to appreciate the current advances
David Lurie
School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Dual energy CT – advantages and limitations
Mahadevappa Mahesh
Radiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, United States

Numerical solving of ordinary differential equations in MATLAB/ or OCTAVE, with focus on neuronal simulation
Petr Maršálek
Institute of Pathological Physiology, First Medical Faculty, Charles University in Prague, Praha, Czech Republic

The use of Fourier metrics for quality control of x-ray imaging systems: MTF and the assessment of sharpness
Nicholas Marshall
Department of Radiology, UZ Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium

Medical Device Safety
Alan Murray
Engineering and Medical Faculty, Newcastle University, Engineering and Medical Faculty, United Kingdom

Particle therapy
Håkan Nyström
Skandionkliniken, Uppsala, Sweden

Small field dosimetry in radiotherapy
Hugo Palmans 1,2
1National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, United Kingdom
2MedAustron, Wiener Neustadt, Austria

Evolution and Innovation in X-ray Tomographic Imaging Driven by Applications
Xiaochuan Pan
University of Chicago, Chicago, United States

Super-resolution microscopy: principles and applications
Dalibor Pánek
Department of Natural Sciences, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Kladno, Czech Republic

The radiobiology of particle radiotherapy
Kevin Prise
Centre for Cancer Research & Cell Biology, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom

Novel digital signal processing tools in cardiac electrophysiology
Ivo Provazník, Jana Kolářová, Lukáš Smital, Martin Vítek, Marina Ronzhina, Oto Janoušek
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic

How NOT to write a manuscript that cannot be published
Karel Roubik
Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Kladno, Czech Republic

Breast tomosynthesis: Where are we and where are we going?
Ioannis Sechopoulos

Digital Radiography Detectors: Overview and Acceptance Testing / Quality Control Update
Tony Seibert
Radiology, UC Davis Health, Sacramento, United States

Implementation of the IEC 62494-1 Exposure Index Standard for Digital Radiography
Tony Seibert
Radiology, UC Davis Health, Sacramento, United States

Dose calculation in proton and heavy ion therapy
Martin Soukup

Neurodynamic functional brain imaging using magnetoecephalography
Selma Supek
Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Modern approaches to diagnosis of hearing disorders
Josef Syka1, Oliver Profant1,2, Zbyněk Bureš1,3, Jaroslav Tintěra4
1 Auditory Neuroscience, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic
2 Department of Otolaryngology, 3rd Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
3 College of Polytechnics, Jihlava, Czech Republic
4 Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic

Quality assurance and control in CT
Virginia Tsapaki
Medical Physics Department, Konstantopoulio General Hospital, Nea Ionia, Greece

NTCP models
Arjen van der Schaaf
Radiation Oncology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands

Image filters in nuclear medicine
József Varga
Department of Medical Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary

Lower limb prosthetic socket biomechanics and the state-of-the-art technologies and research for assessing socket fit
Peter Vee Sin Lee
Biomedical Engineering, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Interactions of Electromagnetic Fields with Biological Systems
Jan Vrba
EM Field, Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Seven years from nuclear accidents at Fukushima - low dose radiation effects and biomedical engineering
Nakahiro Yasuda

Hybrid Imaging Technology: Looking back and moving forward
Habib Zaidi
Medical Imaging & Information Sciences, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland

Preclinical imaging and image processing: Technology and state-of-the-art
Sibylle Ziegler