Everything You Need to Know About CT: Maximizing Quality and Safety

Computed Tomography 2023
Live Stream: September 7 - 9, 2023
Course# MEP24005

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September 7 - 9, 2023
Live Stream
Course# MEP24005


Registration Fees

$200 Physicians / Radiologists
$150 Medical Physicists
$100 Radiologic Technologists / Advanced Practice Professionals
$50 Students / Trainees

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing before Sept 1, 2023 will be refunded, less a $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to [email protected]



This course features well-known experts in CT radiation and interactive live sessions with radiology leaders, prominent medical physicists, and medical society leaders. Additionally, radiology vendors will present solutions for dose optimization and dose reduction

Target Audience
Physicians, Radiologists, Medical Physicists, Radiologic Technologists, Administrators, Patients, Nurses, Students, Allied Health Professionals



An attendee completing this course will be able to:

  1. Select imaging protocols and tailor each examination based on the clinical question, with the goal of achieving high image quality and dose as low as possible, appreciating the tradeoffs between various technical parameters
  2. Promote radiation dose optimization within any imaging environment, from small radiology department to large healthcare system
  3. Implement best practices derived from organizations that have optimized radiation doses
  4. Implement dose optimization strategies in specific areas of neuro- and abdomen imaging
  5. Tailor examinations for special populations, including pregnant women, children, and small and large patients
  6. Consider an individual patient’s imaging history in decisions around repeat imaging
  7. Comply with current mandates established by The Joint Commission for radiation dose monitoring in CT
  8. Use a clinical quality measure to drive quality improvement in pediatric CT
  9. Analyze specific CT cases for insights to improve quality and reduce dose, identifying errors and solutions
  10. Anticipate patients’ concerns around CT radiation and communicate about risk
  11. Implement strategies for managing a large CT department
  12. Improve communication between radiologists and technologists  
  13. Understand novel uses of AI in CT imaging to assess image quality and facilitate radiation dose reduction, among other use cases


In support of improving patient care, University of California, San Francisco Office of Continuing Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
UCSF has approved this program for CME credit.
UCSF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 25.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.
American Society of Radiologic Technologists:
This activity is approved by the ASRT for 16.25 Category A+ continuing education credits.
Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs
This course has been approved by CAMPEP for 22.00 MPCEC hours.


Course Outline

Download 2023 Course Outline


Course Chair

Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD
Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and of
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
Director, Radiology Outcomes Research Lab
University of California San Francisco




Amy Berrington de González, MD
Branch Chief and Senior Investigator, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, and Radiation Epidemiology National Cancer Institute

Samuel L. Brady, PhD
Clinical Medical Physicist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

Pavlina Boxx, PhD, DABR
Director of Radiation Safety Medical Physicist Radiation Safety Officer Huntsville Hospital,
Huntsville, AL

Andrea D. Browne, PhD, DABR
Diagnostic Medical Physicist
SIG Physical Environment
The Joint Commission
Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Phuong-Anh T. Duong, MD
Associate Professor New York University, Langone Health
New York, NY

Rajiv Gupta, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School; Associate Radiologist, Divisions of Neurology and of Emergency Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Ramit Lamba, MBBS, MD
Professor Department of Radiology; Chief, Division of Abdominal Imaging; Interim Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Imaging; Director of CT University of California, Davis
Davis, CA

Benjamin Lewis Franc, MD
Professor of Radiology – Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Madan Rehani, MD
Director, Global Outreach for Radiation Protection Program Chair, Radiation Safety Committee, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Dawn Ritzwoller
Patient Care Coordinator and Medical Assistant
Piedmont Health Services Inc  
Statesville, NC

Jeffery Y. Shyu, MD, MPH
Radiologist Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

Featured Speakers

Mannudeep K. Kalra, MD
Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School Radiologist, Division of Thoracic Imaging & Intervention Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Eliot Siegel, MD
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Chief of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Veterans Affairs Maryland Healthcare System
Baltimore, MD

Aaron Sodickson, MD, PhD
Division Chief Emergency Radiology; Associate Professor of Radiology Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Tim Szczykutowicz, PhD, DABR
Associate Professor of Radiology University of Wisconsin Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, WI




Travel & Lodging

Live Stream Meeting
This course will be offered as a virtual conference. Login instructions along with the digital syllabus will be shared with the attendees a week before the meeting. Included in your registration fee is access to the course recordings on demand after the conference and for 30 days after the course. You must tune in to the live conference (in person or remotely) to claim CME.




Exhibit Fee: $25,000
Email Contact for Exhibits [email protected] / [email protected]


Exhibit Hours

Thursday, September 7, 2023  
7:00- 7:30 AM Virtual Exhibit 
10:30- 10:40 AM Virtual Exhibit
12:55- 1:30 PM Virtual Exhibit
3:00- 3:10 PM Virtual Exhibit
4:50- 5:30 PM Virtual Exhibit
Friday, September 8, 2023  
7:00- 7:35 AM Virtual Exhibit
10:15- 10:25 AM Virtual Exhibit
12:00- 12:30 PM Virtual Exhibit
2:20- 2:30 PM Virtual Exhibit
4:40- 5:30 PM Virtual Exhibit
Saturday, September 9, 2023  
7:00- 7:35 AM Virtual Exhibit
9:30- 9:40 AM Virtual Exhibit
12:00- 12:25 PM Virtual Exhibit
2:45- 2:55 PM Virtual Exhibit