The latest Webinar Wednesday session “Predicting the Future: RTI Detector Development with Monte Carlo Simulations” was sponsored by RTI. Attendees were eligible to receive 1 credit from the ACI.
The webinar was presented by RTI Physicist Petty Cartemo, PhD. RTI uses Monte Carlo simulations as a tool in the development of products and mathematical models for the measurement of key values such as HVL, kV and dose.
Petty briefly discussed the physics and technical details needed for the theoretical description of radiation properties. She also described how the RTI research and development group utilizes data simulation tools. An example of a current product was also presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of Monte Carlo simulations.
About 100 attendees were on hand for the live presentation. Several more HTM professionals have viewed a recording of the webinar online.
Attendees shared why they attended the webinar and if it was worth their time in a post-webinar survey.
“Our department is starting to move into first response for X-ray, I want to be there. Definitely worth my time,” said V. Jacobson, biomedical technician.
“Keeping myself updated on industry trends. As always very informative webinar,” said R. Mesropyan, CBET.
“I always gain knowledge from Webinar Wednesday,” said D. Pilkilton, BMET II.
“Interested in the topic. I don’t specialize in X-ray, but I would like to see if it is a direction I would like to pursue,” said J. Bareis, BMET II.
“Interested in nuclear physics research and development applied to radiation detection devices. Yes, it was worth my time. Great job on the presentation,” said R. Carl, cardiovascular and nuclear medical services manager.
“It was definitely worth it. It was a great refresher on the physiology of the X-ray detector,” said F. McVean, business process manager.
“I am always fascinated by the science behind the equipment. Math and physics play a big role in the development of biomedical equipment. Simulations in research and development help us define and fine tune materials that are used in production. It also helps before testing and verification begins,” said H. Martin, clinical engineer.
“I attended to learn more about an area with which I am not familiar. It was worth my time,” said M. Swanson, biomed.
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