Below you will find the congress program up to date.
You will find more detailed infomation about topics and speakers by clicking on the respective session.
Existing X-Ray sources for medical and non-destructive testing applications make photons in the energy range from a few keV up to several MeV available. Where in most cases, sealed X-Ray tubes are in use and provide a broad spectrum consisting of Bremsstrahlung and fluorescence radiation, in some cases monochromatic radiation can be achieved.
The session will give insights to commercially available X-Ray sources, the related technology, current opportunities for improvements and collaborations. The speakers represent a multitude of specialized applications and will discuss upcoming requirements in their field.
Moderation: Dr. Jens Bernhardt, Siemens Healthcare GmbH, Erlangen
Information about materials and products more and more plays a crucial role in the value chain of product life cycle processes. Each phase, during which the material or the resulting product is considered, provides different insights and information which are highly relevant for the continuation of the value chain. Information that is based on data, generated by nondestructive material and process analysis. In the future, it will be of foremost importance to combine the physical data acquisition with the simultaneous intelligent evaluation of the collected data in order to create information and knowledge. In consequence, this means for the future NDT to merge physical data acquisition and intelligent data evaluation and thus to develop nondestructively measuring cognitive sensor systems.
This session will try to open up some new vistas for modern X-ray methods in the context of such cognitive sensor systems and Industry 4.0 discussion.
After two days of exciting lectures, presentations and exchange of ideas the conference will be concluded by a plenary discussion that will risk „A Look Ahead“.
Speakers and chairmen of the individual sessions will first give a short wrap-up of the conference and will report on the most important insights and innovative aspects. Based on this, the most promising technologies and their impact on future applications will be discussed as well as respective risks and challenges.
This is also where the input of all participants of the conference is essential. During the sessions and within the coffee and lunch breaks there will be the opportunity to leave your ideas, questions, expectations and visions on flip charts, world café tablecloths and mobile voting tools, and will build the basis of the panel discussion.
Potential topics might be: Clinical expectations in 5 years? How to improve reliability of beam generators? Promising alternative sources for x-ray generation? Transfer of knowledge between NDT and medical? … but of course we are excited what CARAT will bring and which topics you deem the most relevant.
On the panel:
Dr. Klaus Achterhold, Rolf Behling, Dr. Jens Bernhardt, Dr. Jörg Freudenberger (chair), Prof. Dr. Randolf Hanke,
Prof. Dr. Peter Hommelhoff.