The last day of the conference meant clearing the hotel room, and walking through the early morning heat to the conference centre for the final presentations of the week.
For me the morning consisted of talks on the QA of digital radiology. There were great explanations of imaging theory along with the practical methods needed to test modern digital detectors. This was followed by skin dose management in interventional radiology which give an insight into the technology and techniques used to ensure that patients do not receive skin burns during procedures or if they are expected to have these deterministic effects that they are told what to look out for and who to
contact should they occur.
The last session of the day and indeed the conference, ended as it had begun with CT dose. This included the transfer of protocols from an old scanner to new and the testing of the AEC in PET-CT. These talks reiterated the points that had been made throughout the 4 days on the need for careful consideration and testing to ensure the lowest dose and the best image quality possible.
It was then onto the closing ceremony with prize giving in various categories, short speeches from the organising committees and a very warm invitation to the World Congress of Medical Physics in Toronto in 2015.