Breakfast Sessions

Breakfast Sessions


Varian Breakfast

Date:Friday 18 October

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Canon Medical Breakfast

Date:Friday 18 October

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AstraZeneca IR Breakfast

Date: Saturday 19 October

Time: 7.00am – 8.00am


CT guided lung biopsies – how we do it now and what should we do in the future
A/Prof Lloyd Ridley


IR Breakfast AProf Lloyd Ridley


A/Prof Lloyd Ridley is a staff specialist radiologist at the Repatriation General Hospital Concord, and a member of the discipline of Medical Imaging at the University of Sydney. His interests include chest and abdominal radiology. He is the author or co-author of almost 200 peer reviewed articles.
A/Prof. Ridley has been performing percutaneous lung biopsies for more than 20 years. He leads a team that has recently performed meta-analyses on several aspects of lung biopsies. He has also been an invited speaker on the radiological aspects of lung biopsies.


Despite the long history of radiologists performing lung biopsies there is little consensus in the best method.  The literature contains a wide range of techniques, associated with a wide range of complication rates.  This session aims to engage both those with experience in the technique, as well as to provide education for those with more limited training.


Components of the session will include:

How the requirements for lung biopsy have been changed by the new therapies

Review of the published guidelines for biopsies

Discussion of modifications to technique – what are some of the options, do they work and are they being used?

How I do it

Discussion of future directions

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