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SRT

Course Objectives

To provide an understanding of the principles behind Stereotactic Radiation Therapy and the clinical use of the SRT systems. Our clinic uses Elekta Axesse, Elekta Infinity, and Gamma Knife technology. The participant will, on completion:

  • Recognize indications for and outcomes of SRT/Radiosurgery
  • Understand dose selection, fractionation and planning techniques
  • Become familiar with Imaging requirements (pre-post treatment)
  • Practice set up and verification
  • Observe and discuss delivery of SRT/Radiosurgery
  • Discover the tools and choose the right approach
  • Increase confidence to implement SRS/SRT into routine clinical practice

Target Group

Radiation Oncologists
Medical Physicists
Radiation Therapists/Radiographers
Neurosurgeons
Anyone interested in SRT

Prerequisites

A solid understanding of oncology and experience with radiotherapy.

Course Outline:

Day 1

  • Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Radiobiology of hypofracionated therapy
  •  Physics - Principles Specific to SBRT and IGRT
    •   Simulation procedures
    • QA procedures
    •  Image Guided Treatment
  •  Lung SBRT - Indications and outcomes
  •  Liver SBRT - Indications and outcomes
    •  Oligometastatic SBRT 
  •  Dose Constraints
  •  Dosimetry Principles
  •  Practical: Observation of treatment
  •  Practical: Sample Cases - Discussion or Physics QA Discussion
     

Day 2

  • Department Set-up; Documentation and Billing
  • Intracranial Applications
    •  Frameless Intracranial Radiosurgery
  • Neurosurgery perspective - Spine Radiosurger
  • Practical: Patient positioning in BodyFix and 4DCT imaging
  • Spine Radiosurgery - radiation oncology
  • Practical: Sample Case Evaluation (Session 2) -     
            Focus on intracranial /spine radiosurgery problem solving          
  • Practical: Observation of CT simulation and treatment
  • Tutorial: XVI system  for IGRT
  •  Evaluation and handing out of certificates

Note: This program is a guide only and is subject to change without notice.

 

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Radiation Oncology
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Comprehensive Cancer Center
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
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