The 2015 DR User Group meeting was held on Thursday 21st May at the Park Inn Hotel, York. The meeting programme was as follows:

 

08:45 Registration and refreshments  
09:55 Welcome
Mark Worrall, NHS Tayside
 
10:00 The IPEM evidence based QA working party: Digital detectors
Tim Wood, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
10:20 Quantitative image analysis for digital detectors
Kostas Michael, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
10:40 Effect of off-axis incident x-rays on MTF, NPS and DQE for CsI and GdO2S2 digital detectors
Manthos Koutalonis, Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust
11:00 Quantitative measurements: A comparison with standard measures and can they be used in optimisation of image quality?
Michael Barnard, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
11:20 Coffee  
11.45 The IPEM evidence based QA working party: 101 ways to test AEC systems
Amy Rose, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
12:05 Developing an effective CR mammography QA protocol
Maria Robinson, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
12:25 Investigating the use of an anti-scatter grid in chest radiography for average adults with a Computed Radiography imaging system
Craig Moore, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
12:45 DRIQ – a new open source QA analysis tool for DR
John Loveland, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
13:00 Lunch  
14:00 Business meeting
14:15 Quantitative testing master class: Part 1
Part 1 covers choice of test objects, exposure geometries, exposure factors and getting unprocessed images off the system
 
  Introduction
Tim Wood
  Getting (RAW) images off the unit. How difficult can it be? Kostas Michael  
15:00 Coffee  
15:30 Quantitative testing master class: Part 2
Part 2 covers the analysis of the images; this will include demonstrations of various software packages that exist to do this
 
16:15 Round table
Panoral dose assessment on digital systems Cat Rivett, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust