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Monday, 12 June 2017

MITS Radiography symposium showcases advances in technology

LATEST ADVANCES: Some of the participants at the MITS Radiography symposium LATEST ADVANCES: Some of the participants at the MITS Radiography symposium

Experts in the field of radiography recently gathered for a symposium at CPUT where some of the latest technology in the field was discussed.

The theme of the symposium, which was hosted by CPUT’s Department of Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences (MITS) and presented by GE Healthcare, was Imaging for the Future and covered all four disciplines of radiography.

“The symposium allowed delegates, which also included some of our students, to see what the new advances are in technology and in practice, says Aladdin Speelman, Head of the MITS Department.

Among other things, attendees were exposed to the latest technology in breast imaging.

Speelman said one of the many interesting topics discussed on the day was around the use medical marijuana for symptomatic relief in the management of oncology patients.

Another item discussed was whether radiographers were aligned with their patients’ expectations in the new digital era.

“This was an important topic as clients are much more informed than a few years ago thanks to Google and other technology.” says Speelman.

Other topics that were explored on the day included new advances in CT imaging, theranostics in nuclear medicine, an introduction to musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound fusion and volume navigation. 

 

Written by Ilse Fredericks

Email: Frederickskennediji@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Health and Wellness Sciences and Informatics and Design Faculties.