Fidex User Meeting 2018

October 28 — 30, 2018 in Sedona, Arizona, USA

Fidex User Meeting 2018 - Welcome

The 2018 International Fidex User Meeting will be held on October 28 to 30 at the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock, 90 Ridge Trail Drive, Sedona, AZ 86351. This is immediately following the ACVS Summit in Phoenix, AZ.

Dear Colleagues,

This Fidex User Meeting is our fourth conference after 2015 in Pleasanton, CA, 2016 in Prague, CZ, and 2017 in Lyon, France. The conference is for those interested in veterinary cone beam CT, in particular using the Fidex machine. While the name of the conference is User Meeting, attendees do not need to own or have access to a Fidex scanner, but they should have interest in the clinical application of this instrument and its technology.

The clinical use of Fidex has grown significantly in recent years due to growing user experience with accompanying improvements in both hardware and software. This year, our report on standard and special applications in the veterinary imaging field will include the new product version called Fidex-FS, or full system. There will be a focus on iodine contrast scanning to better image soft tissue, sprinkled with the latest engineering implementations designed to cover more indications, and changes to make it easier for the operator to obtain diagnostic quality results.

This is also a Call for Papers and Cases. Much of day 2 of the conference will be dedicated to lectures and image interpretation given by invited speakers and radiologists, and there will also be case presentations. Please contact the scientific committee directly at the addresses below. If accepted, a case presentation will be rewarded with waiving the conference fee.

Registration: kindly register with the Organizing Committee through email to hbruning@animage.com. The registration fee for regular attendees is $250 to help with financing the conference. Spouses are free and welcome to all presentations and events. Technicians may register at $100 per attendee, and accepted presenters are free.

Important dates & notes:

  • The Conference will start on Sunday, October 28 at 2:00 PM, and close on Tuesday, October 30, at 12 PM.
  • Lectures should be submitted by July 1, 2018 (see below); case presentations should be submitted by August, 2018.
  • Hotel confirmations through the organizing committee are possible until July 15, 2018 in order to obtain the conference discount. Room rates are about $200/night + fees and taxes.

Scientific committee:

Organizing committee:

Provisional Program (to be amended):

Sunday, OCT 28
14:00Open Registration, Check-in
16:00HB Welcome Introduction to Cone Beam Technology
16:30JH Scanning Techniques: Positioning, Tips and Tricks
17:00SH ABC Breath Holding System
17:30RR Basic Iodine Contrast Application
18:00JH Why CBCT is the best option for the orthopedic surgeon
18:30all Beer, Wine and Snacks
Monday, OCT 29
08:00all Breakfast
09:00RR Pitfalls on your way to the perfect scan
09:30RAD1 What the Radiologist can do for you - difficult cases
10:00all Coffee
10:30AA Liver Scanning - Cine CT, first results with Fidex-FS
11:30RAD2 Special Imaging Techniques with CT
12:00HB Image Quality Study: all CBCT products are not the same
12:30all Lunch
14:00 Clinical Applications
14:00RR Neuro Cases
14:30AA What the veterinarian needs to see (DR, CT, FL)
15:00JH PSS
15:30JH Elbow Dysplasia
16:00EK Case Presentation
16:15all Coffee
16:30SG Computer Security: Who is afraid of Cryptolock?
17:00JH Two new OCD forms in the shoulder joint
17:30RAD Image Interpretation Session
18:00JH Small mammals
18:30 Case presentations
19:30HB Summary
20:00all Conference Dinner
Tuesday, OCT 30
08:00all Breakfast
09:00all Nature walk/ Q&A Sessions
12:00all Checkout