Spectral CT workshop

At Philips, we see IQon Spectral CT being a disruptive new technology where spectral information is available at all times for all patients and all examinations, empowering healthcare providers to utilize this technology routinely in all CT diagnosis.

Course information


Dr Jason Zhang, Dr Patricia Deonarine, Dr Sandeep Bhuta




Philips Murarrie

747 Lytton Road, Murarrie QLD 4172


Registration Closed

Registration Fee

AUD $500.00 per pax

*GST included

Seats Available



This one-day workshop is aimed at existing and future users of spectral CT. Participants will learn how to access and interpret the spectral information. Peer-to-peer case readings will be in a hands-on fashion allowing participants to master interpretation for routine and practical clinical use.

Clinical efficacy and advantages of spectral information will be demonstrated using clinical case examples from various global IQon Spectral sites.


09:00 am - 09:15 am Welcome Presented by Sally Cooke, Philips.
09:15 am - 10:00 am Spectral Essentials Presented by Kate Dolan, Philips.
10:00 am - 10:45 am Morning Tea
10:15 am - 11:30 am Spectral Oncology and case review Presented by Dr Patricia Deonarine, Gold Coast University Hospital.
11:30 am - 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45 pm - 01:15 pm Spectral Chest/Lung and case review Presented by Dr Jason Zhang, Gold Coast University Hospital.
01:15 pm - 02:15 pm Spectral Hepatobiliary and case review Presented by Dr Jason Zhang, Gold Coast University Hospital.
02:15 pm - 02:30 pm Afternoon Tea
02:30 pm - 03:30 pm Spectral for Neurology and case review Presented by Prof Sandeep Bhuta, Gold Coast University Hospital.
03:30 pm - 04:00 pm Local and Global Interesting cases Presented by Kate Dolan, Philips.
04:00 pm - 04:00 pm Close

About speaker

Dr Jason Zhang

Clinical Assistant Professor, Gold Coast Health Service District Australia.

Dr Zhang is a Staff Specialist at Gold Coast University Hospital, Australia. He is an Assistant Professor at School of Medicine in Bond University. Dr Zhang works as a general radiologist with subspeciality qualification and interests in abdominal imaging, MRI and breast imaging. He is the current CT Clinical leader of Gold Coast University Hospital and clinical research mentor for RANZCR QLD Branch. He is also the RANZCR ASM Peer Reviewer for session of Abdominal Imaging, Oncology Imaging and Breast Imaging.

Dr Patricia Deonarine

Patricia is a diagnostic Radiologist at the Gold Coast University Hospital. She completed her initial radiology training in the West of Scotland/ Glasgow Royal infirmary with dual specialty interests in gynaecology and GI imaging. She is originally from Trinidad, West Indies where she graduated from the University of the West Indies in 1998. She migrated to the UK to pursue post graduate training and obtained the MRCP in 2004 and the FRCR in 2011. She moved to Australia in 2014 for a bit of sun, sand and sea and has been working at GCUH since then where she participates in the Gyn on MDT. She is currently the Director of Training at GCUH, loves teaching and is interested in the applications of MRI and comparing its usefulness against the expanding role of spectral CT in Oncology Imaging. In her spare time, she loves cooking with her 13 year old daughter, nature walks with her family and tending to her roses.    

Dr Sandeep Bhuta

Sandeep Bhuta is a Staff Neuroradiologist at Gold Coast University Hospital and Associate Professor, Griffith University, School of Medicine and Menzies Health Institute, Gold Coast. After finishing FRANZCR he trained in North America for two years, in comprehensive Fellowship in Adult and Pediatric Neuroradiology, and Head & Neck Imaging at University of Toronto, Canada.

He has received numerous accolades, research awards at conferences including American Academy of Neurology, Chicago in 2007 and RANZCR research awards at annual scientific meetings in 2007 and 2009, Certificate of Merit at American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) San Diego, 2014. He was awarded Rouse Fellow, Travelling Professor Award by RANZCR in 2012. He co-chairs Neuroradiology Educational Exhibits Committee panel of Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and is an active member of American and European Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR, ESNR).

He is an Associate Editor for JMIRO journal and reviewer for many other international journals including Neurosurgery. He is co-founder of Head & Neck Cancer Services and Acute Stroke Service at Gold Coast University Hospital. He enjoys teaching and mentoring Griffith University medical students. He has presented more than 100 oral presentations, scientific papers and exhibits at various conferences and contributed to head and neck surgery textbooks. His areas of interest and research are Susceptibility Weighted Imaging, Stroke Brain Perfusion, Neurooncology and Head & Neck Cancer Imaging.

Recently he became the first Australian to receive the prestigious Anne Osborn Outreach Neuroradiology Professor Award 2019, offered by American Society of Neuroradiology.