DXA Radioprotection Course
 

PROGRAMME

08.45    Registration

 

Part 1: FOR REFRESHER AND FULL COURSE PARTICIPANTS

8.55

 

Welcome

 

09.00

Why to use bone densitometry

Pierre Bergmann, CHU Brugmann Brussels

09.15

Overview of bone densitometry methods

Stefan Goemaere, UZ Ghent

09.45

Vertebral Fracture Assessment

Hans Zmierczak, UZ Gent

10.15

Pitfalls in bone densitometry by DXA

Herman Borghs, UZ Leuven

10.45

 

Coffee break

 

11.15

Overview of legislative measures related to medical X-ray exposures

Katrien Van Slambrouck, FANC/AFCN


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 2: ONLY FOR FULL COURSE PARTICIPANTS

12.00

X-rays characteristics for imaging and radioprotection

Klaus Bacher, Ghent University

12.45

Factors affecting the biological effects of X-rays.  RIsk of X-ray exposure in pregnancy

Hubert Thierens, Ghent University

13.30

 

Sandwich lunch

 

14.00

Dose and risk assesment in radiation protection

Hubert Thierens, Ghent University

14.45

DXA compared to other medical application X-rays: radiation burden of patients and practitioners

Klaus Bacher, Ghent University

15.30 

Long-term health effects of low dose exposure: cancer risk?

Hubert Thierens, Ghent University

16.15

 

Coffee break

 

16.45

New biological data, new insights, new measures in radioprotection

Hubert Thierens, Ghent University

17.15

 

Radioprotection examination: Multiple choice test

 

18.00

 

End of course