Learning Tracks


  • Gain an understanding of basic radiation physics for CT, protocol optimization and best practices for communication with radiologists; practice with scanner controls to assess the impact of changes to dose across different manufacturers; understand dose metrics, reference levels; live chat with world renown physicists and radiologists. Featured courses include "Image quality- the ins and outs," "Things to check before you scan a child," and "Imaging algorithms and dose optimization in pregnant patients." 

Medical Physicists

  • Learn how to build protocols from scratch and the latest techniques for making the best use of the scanners you currently own; hear from national and international leaders in the field, and attend lectures by prominent scientists in radiological physics, including John Boone, Michael McNitt-Gray, Richard Morin, and J. Anthony Seibert. Featured courses include Translating Protocols by Scanner, Manufacturer, and Model, Supporting the small practice: Advice for Consulting Physicists and Image Quality vs. Diagnostic Accuracy. 

Hospital Administration

  • Take courses on basic radiation physics, hear from government regulators including the FDA and the Joint Commission, learn systems based approaches to improving radiation safety in CT, and hear from institutions across the country on how they have been tracking and optimizing doses and improving imaging utilization; featuring representatives from large and small institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania, Henry Ford, WIlliam W. Backus, and the Cleveland Clinic. This track will feature Dr. Marilyn Goske, Standards to adopt protocols for pediatrics in your facility. 

Other Health Professionals

  • Understand the basis of image quality and dose, attend courses on basic imaging radiation physics, hear about the public health perspective of radiation safety and how to contextualize this with other radiation risks, learn about the Choosing Wisely and Image Wisely campaigns. Find out about strategies for improving the use of imaging and understanding dose variation across facilities within your institution. Get a broad understanding of radiation safety by attending courses in each specialty. This track features a keynote by Catherine Lucey, MD of UCSF on Image Wisely. 


  • Learn about the benefits and the risks of medical imaging, potential alternatives to CT, and the need to make informed decisions for advanced imaging, hear from healthcare leaders, government regulators, and medical society leaders on their progress in improving imaging safety, learn about avoiding repeat imaging, and how to interpret dose from a risk perspective. Highlighted speakers include Charles Denman, MD and Kenneth Kizer, MD; featuring a lecture by Walt Bogdanich of the New York Times, My Work in Radiation: What the Public Wants and Needs to Know.