Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy: Principles and Practices
Class limited to 150 attendees.
Mohammad R. Salehpour, Ph.D.; X. Ronald Zhu, Ph.D.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Staff Medical Physicists and Radiation Oncologists.
November 12-13, 2004. Class registration will begin at 7:30 AM on Friday and class will finish at 4:15 PM on Saturday. There are 7 housrs of classroom lectures and 7 hours of treatment planning demonstrations/workshops.
For more information, please contact Philps Registration at email@example.com. A registration form and more information regarding hotel availability will be sent to you.
Tuition is $500.
Overview: Why IMRT?/What can IMRT do?
Different IMRT delivery techniques
New questions raised by IMRT
IMRT specific terminology
IMRT Treatment Planning (General)
Objective functions, constraints, weights
Gradient search, simulated annealing, genetic algorithms
Ideal fluence distribution
3D conventional RT vs. IMRT
Clinical Goals and Normal Tissue Tolerances
Treatment Delivery Techniques and Specifications
Leaf Sequencing Algorithms
IMRT Quality Assurance
Clinical Indications for IMRT and Site-specific Implementation
Head and Neck
Breast (field-in-field technique)
IMRTBilling and Management considerations
Philips Radiation Onocology Systems Lectures:
Pinnacle IMRT System Specifications, Commissioning and New Developments
Pinnacle IMRT Special Issues
Anatomical Site Specific Issues
DMPO and Biological Optimization
Tips and Tricks
Pinnacle Treatment Planning Demonstrations
Facilitated by Philips Clinical Specialists
Site Specific IMRT Treatment Planning and Pinnacle
Head and Neck
The purpose of this course is to provide the participants with a basic understanding of the principles of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and inverse treatment planning techniques, IMRT treatment delievery, and quality assurance procedures neeeded for safe and accurate patient treatment.
Holiday Inn Select HOUSTON-GREENWAY PLAZA AREA.
This is an introductory course intended for medical physicists and may be appropriate for radiation oncologists, radiation oncology or medical physics residents, and medical dosimetrists.