Marriott Marquis Houston
Houston, Texas, United States
15 - 20 February 2020
Course (SC987)
Spectral CT Imaging
  • Instructors:
  • Bernhard T. Schmidt, Siemens Healthineers (Germany);
  • Thomas Flohr, Siemens Medical Solutions GmbH (Germany);
  • Katharine L. Grant, Siemens Healthineers (United States);
Monday 17 February 2020
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Member Price $325.00
Non-Member Price $380.00
Student Member Price $182.00
  • Course Level:
  • Intermediate
  • CEU:
  • 0.4
This course provides attendees with an advanced knowledge of spectral CT imaging. The course focuses on the properties of a spectral CT measurement and the main applications in spectral CT reconstruction and spectral CT image postprocessing. Many clinical examples of spectral CT imaging applications are provided to illustrate the diagnostic outcome of this technique.
Learning Outcomes
  • describe the system properties of a spectral CT system
  • compare different system approaches to acquire spectral CT data, such as dual source CT, kV switching and energy-resolving detectors
  • summarize various algorithms for spectral CT reconstructions and spectral CT image postprocessing
  • list the relevant clinical applications of spectral CT
  • explain the main challenges of spectral CT techniques
This material is intended for anyone who is interested in the usage of the spectral information provided by modern CT systems. Those who wish to update their knowledge on the CT measurement and reconstruction process and who work with spectral CT applications will find this course valuable.
About the
Bernhard T. Schmidt is head of the Siemens Healthcare CT Scanner Applications and Algorithm Predevelopment Group. Over the last few years, he has been closely involved into the development of the Dual Energy product provided by Siemens.
Thomas Flohr is head of Siemens Healthcare CT physics and applications development and has been instrumental in developing multi-detector row CT and dual-source CT. He is an assistant professor at the Eberhard-Karls University, Tübingen, Germany.
Katharine L. Grant earned her BS in Physics from Miami University and her PhD from the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Grant joined Siemens Healthcare as a Staff Scientist in 2009 and served as a scientific research collaboration manager within the Computed Tomography business. She is currently a Principle Key Expert and the Senior Director of CT Research and Development in North America. Her main role is to drive new innovations, serve as a liaison between luminary customers/collaborators and Siemens’ physicists and product development specialists, while supporting marketing and sales efforts within the USA.
Attendee testimonial:
It was easy to follow and the instructors presented the course with nice and excellent speeches.
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