Practical Guidelines for Implementing SRS/SBRT in the Clinic a FREE webinar hosted by WePassed

By Christina Ruiz, February 26, 2018

Safe implementation of SRS/SBRT programs requires an understanding of basic physics and applications of a wide-array of clinical tools:  detectors, phantoms, treatment planning systems, and protocols.  A significant challenge lies in the measurement of non-standard small fields associated with SRS/SBRT as many sources of error can confound such measurements, including, improper detector choice, wrong setup, scanner misalignment, etc.  This challenge is made greater as new treatment planning and delivery techniques are introduced clinically often in a multi-vendor environment, where proper guidance may be lacking.  

The goals of this webinar are to

  1. Provide a comparative evaluation of small-field detectors commonly used in SRS/SBRT commissioning.
  2. Review important steps necessary for accurate beam data acquisition, data processing, data validation, and treatment plan commissioning.  Discuss common pitfalls in beam data acquisition and methods of troubleshooting.
  3. Discuss the importance of comprehensive system QA (end-to-end test) that combines imaging, planning, and treatment delivery units will be discussed.   QA thresholds and consistency checks for each step will be presented.  
  4. Present interesting clinical cases that emphasize efficient planning techniques with SRS and SBRT.   
  5. Discuss the impact of plan parameters on generating desired treatment plans.  

 

About the Speaker

Anil Sethi, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Director of Medical Physics Residency Program at Loyola University Chicago. His clinical and research interests are in Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy.

 

You are invited to join us on Wednesday, March 14th at 5:00 pm EST.

 

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