IRMER Course 8-9-17 – Timetable

‘Justification, Optimisation and Limitation’
an IR(ME)R course in dental radiography and radiation protection

Friday 8th September 2017

Eric Whaites, MSc, BDS, FDSRCS (Ed), FDSRCS(Eng), FRCR, DDRRCR
Consultant Dental and Maxillofacial Radiologist, King’s College London Dental Institute based at Guy’s Hospital                       

08.30
Registration and coffee

09.05
Introduction and welcome

09.10
Lecture 1
Justification – Statutory requirements -the ionising radiation regulations, latest guidelines, current good practice and the principles of radiation protection

10.25
Refreshments

10.55
Lecture 2
Limitation – Principles of radiation physics, nature of ionising radiation, interactions with tissues, risks of ionising radiation, radiation doses in dental radiography, factors affecting dose and dose reduction

12.15
Discussion

12.45
Lunch

13.25
Lecture 3 Optimisation – Selection Criteria and Quality Assurance in dental radiography – factors affecting diagnostic yield and patient benefit

14.35
Tea

14.55         
Lecture 4

Optimisation – Conventional imaging techniques and interpretation – factors affecting diagnostic yield and patient benefit and new imaging techniques including CBCT

16.05
End of course test and discussion

16.30
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