TG-51: details, assumptions, and common pitfalls FREE live webinar

By Christina Ruiz, December 27, 2019

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Title: TG-51: details, assumptions, and common pitfalls

Speaker: Stephen F. Kry, PhD

Date/Time: Friday, January 17th at 11am EDT



About the webinar: This talk will review the TG-51 calibration protocol. In particular, the first part of the talk will focus on the details of the parameters used in the protocol: where they come from, what value they should have, and what limitations and assumptions are inherent to each. The objective is not to review the process of conducting TG-51, but to understand why things are done a certain way and what limitations exist in the process so that machine calibration is done as accurately as possible. The second part of the talk will examine real world data about what errors have been observed in the implementation of TG-51. The objective of this part is to highlight where things can go wrong so as to avoid such errors in future clinical practice.


About the Speaker: Dr. Kry is an associate professor of radiation physics at the MD Anderson Cancer center. He serves as the associate director of the Imaging and Radiation Oncology Core (IROC) in Houston and the director of the Accredited Dosimetry Calibration Laboratory. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology and the American Board of Medical Quality, and is a fellow of the AAPM. He has authored more than 100 peer reviewed publications, chaired numerous AAPM work groups, task groups, and subcommittees, and mentored more than two dozen graduate students. He has extensive interest and experience in radiation dosimetry and radiation quality.