Evidence-Based Assessment of New Imaging Techniques

Over the past decades, we have seen huge improvements in medical imaging technology. Systematic evaluation of the quality and reproducibility of new imaging techniques is crucial to allow large scale implementation.

Date: June 23-27, 2014

Target audience: The course is targeted at PhD candidates involved in diagnostic research/clinical imaging research, clinical physicists with clinical focus, epidemiologists/statisticians involved in clinical imaging research.

Program: This one week interactive course will focus on the many aspects of imaging evaluation, including technical development, visual assessment and optimisation of image quality, and intra and inter observer reproducibility.
At the end of this course, the student is able to

  • Explain the principles of the various imaging modalities (e.g. CT, MRI)
  • Apply different methods for evaluation of image quality
  • Explain the concepts of intra- and interobserver reliability and reproducability
  • Design studies aimed at evaluating intra- and interobserver reliability and agreement
  • Apply statistical analyses regarding reliability and reproducibility
  • Report on reliability and reproducibility according to the GRRAS guidelines

Course website: http://www.imago.uu.nl/courses/G6_Evidence-Based_Assessment_of_New_Imaging_Techniques.html