The fifth biennial meeting of the Medical Advisory Board (MAB) to the University of Wisconsin and GE Healthcare CT Protocol Optimization Partnership occurred virtually the week of October 16, 2023. The purpose of the MAB meeting was to reaffirm the current CT protocol settings and identify additional areas for improvement. In addition, it was an opportunity to discover ideas in the field that would take full advantage of GE’s new technical advances.
The CT Protocol Optimization team invited clinical radiologists from across the country with CT expertise in the subspecialties of abdominal, chest and cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, neuroradiology, and pediatrics. Additional sessions were held that focused on Dual-Energy (GSI), CT Protocol Impact on AI Applications, Photon Counting CT, and CT Contrast.
The event was virtual so board members could easily participate in the session focused on their subspecialty as well as join sessions in which they had specific knowledge and experience.
For this year’s event, our participants included:
- Bari Dane, NYU Langone
- Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, Duke University
- Matthew Smith, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
- Naveen Subhas, Cleveland Clinic
- Nicholas Laucis, University of Wisconsin Department of Radiology
- Michael Brun Andersen, Copenhagen University Hospital
- Bruno Policeni, University of Iowa
- John C. Benson, Mayo Clinic
- Prachi Agarwal, University of Michigan
- Jeffrey Otjen, Seattle Children’s Hospital
- Nakul Gupta, Houston Methodist
- Les Folio, Moffitt Cancer Center
The CT protocols were created to image gently and well. This effort combines the expertise of UW radiologists, physicists, and CT technologists with ISO quality consultants, GE CT engineers and their application specialists.