Special event: Dr. Peter Raaphorst COMP Gold Medal Celebration and Spencer Manwell

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Date: 
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Location: The Ottawa Hospital - 501 Smyth Road, Royal Room (very close to the entrance of the cafeteria).

Time: The student talk will be from 3:30 to 4:00 pm as per usual. The event for Dr. Raaphorst will start at 4:00 pm.


This month we are replacing the member speaker with a special event to celebrate Dr. Peter Raaphorst's COMP Gold Medal Award. The afternoon is catered with light refreshments starting at 3:15.

 

Program:

1) "Toward patient motion compensation in PET imaging studies using PeTrack"

By Spencer Manwell, PhD student, Carleton University

Supervisors: Tong Xu, Rob deKemp, Ran Klein

Abstract: The presence of patient motion can introduce PET image artifacts, such as overestimation of the size of tissues of interest and underestimation of tracer uptake. Artifacts such as these can adversely impact a clinician's ability to diagnose or stage disease. Various approaches exist that seek to address these problems by compensating or correcting the motion of the patient during an imaging procedure. One approach, PeTrack (positron emission tracking), will be the focus of this talk. A review of the PeTrack algorithm, recent evaluations of its performance and prospective investigations into its uses will be discussed.

 2) Dr. Peter Raaphorst celebration:

The event starts at 4:00 pm. The first 30 mins are short reflections on Dr. Raaphortst's career and accomplishments, including remarks from Dr. Raaphorst himself. The rest of the afternoon is not structured so that people get a chance to mingle and talk with Peter.