By Christina Ruiz,
July 29, 2020

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Title: Professional Ethics – How We Best Navigate the (Small and Big) Dilemmas in Ethical Decision Making

Speaker: Alexander Brandl, Ph.D.

Date/Time: Tuesday, August 18th at 6:00 pm EDT

About the Webinar: 

Professionals in medical physics and medical health physics are subject to various codes of ethics published by the professional organisations and associations representing our community of scientists and practitioners. We, collectively and individually, accept those codes’ terms and conditions, and understand the professional consequences of non-compliance. However, while those codes of ethics may be prescriptive with respect to the general understanding of “ethical behavior” or “professional conduct” in our fields, they often provide little guidance on an ethical decision making process when ...

By Christina Ruiz,
July 17, 2020

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Title: AAPM TG-292: Electronic Brachytherapy Dosimetry

Speaker: Wesley Culberson, Ph. D. 

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 26th at 12:00 pm EDT

 

About the Webinar:

The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the general approaches being implemented for electronic brachytherapy dosimetry, as well as the details of the most recent report from AAPM TG292 published in the Journal of Medical Physics. American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Task Group 292 on electronic brachytherapy (eBt) dosimetry focuses on the interstitial, intraluminary, and intracavitary applications of eBt. With the low energy range of eBT and the different manufacturer calibration procedures, eBt dosimetry is a challenging area of medical physics dosimetry these days. The listeners of this webinar will learn the basic ...

By Christina Ruiz,
July 13, 2020

Title: MPPG #8: History and Practice

Speaker: Robert Krauss, DMP

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 29th, at noon EDT

Presented by, Rob Krauss DMP, DABR, physicist and radiation safety officer at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, TN. He has nearly two decades of experience in radiation oncology in both community and academic settings. After receiving a BS in physics from Union University in Jackson, TN, he attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and was one of the first three physicists in the world awarded the Doctorate of Medical Physics degree. He is active in AAPM, regularly attending meetings and serving on several subcommittees. 

For this presentation, he will review the history of AAPM QA documents that led to MPPG 8, the process of how it was developed, ...

By Christina Ruiz,
June 01, 2020

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Title: Strategies for effective physics plan and chart review in radiation therapy: Report of AAPM Task Group 275

Speaker: Anne W. Greener, Ph.D., FAAPM, FACR

Date/Time: Thursday, June 11th at 12:00 pm EDT

About the Webinar:

In the past, quality management (QM) in clinical radiation oncology medical physics has been prescriptive.  AAPM task groups recommend parameters to test and with what frequency they should be tested for each piece of equipment or modality clinical use (eg TG-40, 53, etc.).  As medical physicists, we look toward these documents for guidance in planning and executing our QA programs and accrediting agencies evaluate our programs based on our adherence to their recommendations. However, given the fast pace of emergent technologies and complex ...

By Christina Ruiz,
April 13, 2020

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Title: Pediatric Radiation Oncology for the Medical Physicist

Speaker: Dr. Austin M. Faught

Date/Time: Thursday, April 30th at 6 pm EDT

 

About the Webinar: 

The Radiation Oncology Department at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital treats more than 350 kids each year. Over the past three decades they’ve led trials and protocols that have produced seminal data in the best practices of radiation therapy for children. This presentation will review different types of cases one might see in the pediatric population, considerations specific to treating children, and an overview of different technologies that are being used.

 

About the Speaker:  

Austin Faught is a ...

By Christina Ruiz,
March 03, 2020

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Title: Eye Plaque LDR Brachytherapy and the Duke Experience

Speaker: Sheridan G. Meltsner, PhD, DABR

Date/Time: Thursday, March 19th at 6 pm EDT


About the Webinar:

A historical review of eye plaque techniques and systems as well as the steps necessary to commission an eye plaque system for clinical use. The COMS plaques and planning system and the Eye Physics plaques and Plaque Simulator TPS will be the primary focus.

 

About the Speaker:  

Sheridan Griffin Meltsner is an Assistant Professor at Duke University who earned her PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a senior member of Duke's extensive HDR brachytherapy program and a leader of Duke's busy LDR eye plaque program. In ...

By Christina Ruiz,
February 26, 2020

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Title: Treatment planning system validation with MPPG #5 – The gift that keeps on giving

Speaker: Dustin J. Jacqmin, PhD

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 25th at 12 pm EDT

About the Webinar:

Medical Physics Practice Guideline (MPPG) 5.a provides concise guidance on the commissioning and QA of beam modeling and dose calculation in radiotherapy treatment planning systems. The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the implementation of this practice guideline in the clinic. In the presentation, I will discuss my experience implementing MPPG 5.a at three clinical sites, including the benefits of implementing the guideline and some difficulties I encountered during the implementation process. I will share some of the tangible quality improvements that resulted from implementing MPPG 5.a. Finally, I ...

By Christina Ruiz,
February 17, 2020

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Title: Walk through the AAPM CT Protocol Management and Review Practice Guideline

Speaker: Dr. Dianna D. Cody

Date/Time: Thursday, March 12 at 7pm EDT

About the Webinar:

Regulators such as some states, and Accreditation Programs such as the ACR and The Joint Commission, are continuing to require regular review of CT exam protocols. The AAPM released a Practice Guideline describing this process over 5 years ago. The Chair of that committee will walk the webinar participants through the updated version of this document, and along the way will point out the areas that were recently identified for changes.

 

About the Speaker:  

Dianna Cody is currently a Professor of the Imaging Physics Department at MD Anderson Cancer Center. ...

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 ...

By Christina Ruiz,
December 06, 2019

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Title: An introduction on MRI-based treatment planning

Speaker: Tonghe Wang, PhD 

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 29th at 6pm EDT

About the webinar: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-only radiotherapy treatment planning is attractive since MRI provides superior soft tissue contrast without ionizing radiation compared with computed tomography (CT). The main difficulty in the introduction of MRI-based treatment planning is that MRI images cannot provide material attenuation coefficients which can be easily converted into electron density after calibration for subsequent dose calculation. This webinar will go over the basic physics of CT and MR, and discuss current methods in using MRI for dose calculation.

 

About the speaker:  Tonghe Wang, PhD, joined Emory in 2019 as an Assistant ...

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