About this event

  • Date and time Thu 6 Jun 2019 from 10:00am to 5:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Radiology

Join a faculty of specialists to have an update on the recent developments of imaging in the diagnosis of dementia.

This study day will explain the recent advances in imaging techniques and their role in the management of dementia patients. It will improve your knowledge in the reporting of both anatomical (CT and MRI) and functional (PET-CT and ECT-CT) imaging studies performed to diagnose dementia.  

The evening will have the presentation of the Finzi prize.

Topics include:

  • Know the indication for both anatomical and functional imaging studies in the diagnosis of dementia.  
  • Be able to interpret dementia imaging studies more proficiently.  
  • Understand the multidisciplinary nature of dementia management.  
  • Consider how to be able to establish or improve a dementia imaging service. 

Key speakers

Dr Sotirios Bisdas

Consultant in the Department of Neuroradiology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Neurology at UCL, and Professor of Radiology at the Eberhard-Karls-University of Tübingen, Germany

Speaker's biography

He finished his MD thesis in Psychiatry after joint studies at University of Athens, Greece and University of Mainz, Germany. Dr. Bisdas was trained in Radiology and Neuroradiology at Hannover Medical School, University of Frankfurt, and University of Tübingen.

He has completed a post-doctoral scholarship in Neuroradiology Research at the Medical University of South Carolina, USA. He holds a MSc. degree in “Advanced Oncology” from University of Ulm, Germany and is also Fellow of the European Society of Head and Neck Radiology. His expertise fields include advanced CT, intraoperative MRI, advanced and functional MRI and molecular MR-PET imaging in brain diseases.

He has authored more than 130 peer-reviewed publications (h-index > 30) and 7 book chapters. Currently, he is Clinical Lead of the flagship program in neuro-oncology, a joint initiative of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery. Dr. Bisdas serves as member of the editorial board of several leading journals in Radiology and Neuroradiology, is reviewer for leading journals in Neuroimaging, member of the Executive Committee of the European Society of Head and Neck Radiology, and member of the Head and Neck committee of the European Society of Neuroradiology.

Professor Alexander Drzezga

Chair, Department of Nuclear Medicine University Hospital of Cologne, Germany

Speaker's biography

Professor Drzezga's research focuses on multimodal and molecular imaging (PET-CT & MRI) of diseases of the nervous system (neurodegeneration, dementia) and tumour diseases, evaluation of new tracers and radiopharmaceuticals, nuclear medicine diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, diagnosis and therapy of thyroid diseases.


View the programme 06 June 2019

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Richard Graham, President, Radiology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Imaging in dementia: The clinical context

Professor Roy Jones, Director, The Research Institute for the Care of Older People (RICE), Bath

Imaging of dementia using CT and MRI

Dr Sotirios Bisdas, Consultant in Diagnostic Neuroradiology, National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Associate Professor in Neuroradiology, University College London

Tea and coffee break
Functional imaging of dementia with FDG-PET

Dr Simon Hughes, Consultant in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Outcome audit of FDG PET-CT imaging in dementia

Dr Chirag Patel, Consultant in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


AGM for section members

Tau imaging with PET-CT

Professor Alexander Drzezga, Chair, Department of Nuclear Medicine University Hospital of Cologne, Germany

Functional imaging of Lewy body dementia

Dr George Petrides, Consultant Radiologist, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Tea and coffee break
Amyloid imaging with PET-CT

Dr Vineet Prakash, Consultant in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust

Interactive dementia multidisciplinary team discussion
Close of day meeting

Finzi prize evening

Chandos House 

Neville Finzi, radiotherapy pioneer and RSM Radiology benefactor’

Dr Arpan K Banerjee, Consultant Radiologist, University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham and Past President, Radiology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Finzi prize presentations
Awarding of Finzi prize
Close of meeting and drinks reception


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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