OPTIMAX 2018 - a focus on education in radiology

van der Heij-Meijer, A, Buissink, C and Hogg, P ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6506-0827, (eds.) 2019, OPTIMAX 2018 - a focus on education in radiology , University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK.

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This year, OPTIMAX was warmly welcomed by University College Dublin. For the sixth time students and teachers from Europe, South Africa, South America and Canada have come together enthusiastically to do research in the Radiography domain. As in previous years, there were several research groups consisting of PhD-, MSc- and BSc students and tutors from the OPTIMAX partner Universities or on invitation by partner Universities. OPTIMAX 2018 was partly funded by the partner Universities and partly by the participants.

This year, five research projects were performed with a focus on education on dose- and image quality optimization.

The research projects were:

  • CT Simulation as an Active learning tool
  • Redesigning a Radiography Practical Active Learning Space
  • Does Radiographer Training Across Europe Alter Image Viewing Patterns and Decisions?
  • An Investigation into the Use of Lead Shielding Protection in Abdominal Radiography
  • Inter-user Variability in DXA Scanning and Analysis

The summer school was concluded with a poster session and a conference, where the research teams presented their results. All five abstracts were submitted to the European congress of Radiology (ECR) and, when accepted, will be presented by the students as posters, or oral presentations.

This book comprises of two sections, the first section contains several chapters about new educational applications for Radiology Education. The second section contains the research papers of the five research projects.

Steering committee OPTIMAX 2018
  • Hogg P, School of Health Sciences, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Buissink C, Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Aandahl I, Department of Life Sciences and Health, Oslomet, Oslo, Norway
  • Jorge J, Haute École de Santé Vaud – Filiè TRM, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • O’Conner M, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Item Type: Book
Editors: van der Heij-Meijer, A, Buissink, C and Hogg, P
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Publisher: University of Salford
ISBN: 9781912337149
Depositing User: P Hogg
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2019 10:29
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 23:54
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/50072

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