WePassed will be hosting a Webinar Panel on Lessons learned from anthropomorphic phantom audits

By Christina Ruiz, September 11, 2019

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Title: Webinar Panel on Lessons learned from anthropomorphic phantom audits

Speakers: Paige A. Taylor, Mallory Carson Glenn, & Sharbacha Edward

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3rd at 12:00 pm EDT

You are invited to join us for a FREE webinar panel hosted by WePassed! This webinar will be an overview of IROC’s anthropomorphic phantoms, including the dosimeters used and how delivery is assessed. Highlights will include phantom pass rates and general patterns of failure, such as beam modeling and motion management. This webinar will be presented as a panel with three speakers from the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. We hope you will join us for the live webinar. 

Paige Taylor will present an overview of IROC’s anthropomorphic phantom end-to-end tests, including the dosimeters used and how delivery is assessed. She will highlight phantom pass rates and general patterns of failure. Mallory Glenn will focus on the IMRT H&N phantom and modes of failure, such as beam modeling. Sharbacha Edwards will present common failures observed in the spine and lung phantoms, including challenges of treating a moving target.

About the Speakers:  

Paige A. Taylor is a Senior Medical Physicist at the IROC QA Center based out of UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. Her work focuses on remote and on-site audits of photon, electron, and proton beams. She has presented and published research relating to anthropomorphic phantom errors, as well as proton therapy audits in the context of clinical trials.

 

 

Mallory Glenn began her academic training at the MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in 2015 to obtain her PhD in medical physics under the direction of Dr. Stephen Kry. Her dissertation work focuses on identifying specific causes of treatment planning system calculation errors for IROC Houston’s anthropomorphic phantom program. Her career aspirations are to be an academic medical physicist and to continue developing methods to improve radiotherapy accuracy.

 

 

Sharbacha S. Edward is a current 3rd year Medical Physics PhD student at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. Her current research is focused on quantifying the various sources of error present in the IROC phantom irradiations. Sharbacha presented her work on the spine and lung phantoms at the 2019 ESTRO and AAPM meetings, and also recently submitted this work for journal publication.

  



Can’t make it to the live webinar? WePassed offers study materials for Medical Physicists, Medical Dosimetrists, and Radiation Therapists via the online library. Study resources are available 24/7 for WePassed subscribers.



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