Advanced Skills in Modern Radiotherapy
Advanced Skills in Modern Radiotherapy. 17-21 mayo 2020. Viena (Austria).
By the end of this course participants should be able to:
Appreciate where modern radiation therapy is at with respect to pre-treatment imaging and target definition, treatment planning and image guidance
- Appreciate the importance of knowledge of the entire treatment chain of radiation therapy
- Comprehend and calculate geometrical uncertainties and margins
- Comprehend the physics of image registration and its influence on clinical image registration
- Appreciate the importance of quality assurance.
- Pre-treatment imaging modalities: what is available and how is it used in target definition?
- Patient preparation and immobilisation: what is (im)possible and is it still important in modern radiation therapy?
- Imaging modalities in the treatment room: what is available and how can it be used to find the target volume?
- Geometrical uncertainties and correction strategies: what are the uncertainties in modern radiation therapy and how do correction strategies affect PTV margins? How to calculate your own margins (workshop)
- Image registration and evaluation: how to make the best use of the images at hand
- Understanding algorithms, regions of interest, correction reference points: how to create protocols for IGRT management (workshops and hands-on)
- Site specific advanced treatment and IGRT techniques
- Safety issues: the importance of incidence reporting and a feedback loop
- Implementing and managing advanced treatment techniques: how to implement new gained skills in your department in a multidisciplinary environment.
Before commencing this course participants should have an interest in all steps of radiation therapy. All delegates are expected to take part in all lectures, tutorials and workshops.