Preconference Workshop on ‘Imaging Physics and Clinical Application on Computed Tomography (CT) & Positron Emission Tomography (PET)’ 02nd of August, 2017

This workshop has explored the physics behind the Computed Tomography (CT) & Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and their application on clinical setting in radiography & radiotherapy. It has been a one day (01) workshop has conducted by department of radiography & radiotherapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, KDU.

Computed Tomography (CT) & Positron Emission Tomography (PET) are an increasing imaging modalities in world-wide and Sri Lanka. CT will diagnose the abnormalities and pathology within short period of time, but it deliver high radiation dose to the patient. Uses of CT should regulate and the person who is operating CT (Radiographer) should have adequate knowledge about the radiation hazard to the patient. PET imaging is most advance techniques to find out the abnormality related with cancer cells in our body.

Dr, Jayantha Balawardane (senior consultant oncologist, senior lecturer) ,  head of the  department of radiography & radiotherapy, FAHS, KDU, Associate Professor Mark McEntee , faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia,  Dr. Janaka Marasinghe, head of the department of radiography & radiotherapy, FAHS, University of Peradeniya. Dr, Gayani Senanayake, senior lecturer/consultant radiologist, FOM, KDU have participatesd as resource persons for this workshop. The experts from Sri Lanka also will be the resource persons for this workshop.

There were more than 120 participants from the government and leading private hospitals and students all over the Sri Lanka. Workshop went very successful and department of radioghpy & radiotherapy has received positive feedbacks.