By Christina Ruiz,
October 08, 2019

You are invited to join us live for this free webinar hosted by WePassed! 

Title: Novel Uses of SBRT: Treatment of Ventricular Tachycardia

Speaker: Ryan Zielan, MS, RT(T), CMD

Date/Time: Thursday, October 24th 2019 at 6pm EDT

Description:

Recently it has been evidenced that ventricular tachycardia (VT) can be treated non-invasively using stereotactic radiotherapy. Utilizing imaging techniques physicians are able to identify and effectively treat patients utilizing external beam radiotherapy. Working collaboratively, cardiologists and radiation oncologists are able to safely deliver single fraction SBRT treatments to a patient in a matter of minutes. The results of these treatments have resulted in drastic reductions in VT events in patients following treatment, resulting in an improved quality of life.

Learning Objectives:

Describe the rationale behind treating patients ...

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 ...

By Christina Ruiz,
August 29, 2019

Title: Valuable aspects of commissioning a flattening filter-free linear accelerator

Speaker: Tucker J. Netherton, DMP

Date/Time: Thursday, October 10th at 6:00 PM EDT 

 

The Halcyon linear accelerator has many components and features that are unique when compared to conventional linear accelerators. However, medical physics practice guidelines and relevant task group reports explain how to handle output calibration, commissioning, and quality assurance. This webinar focuses on what to consider when commissioning a new linear accelerator and how to characterize important flattening-filter-free beam characteristics.  

  

About the Speaker: After matriculating into Vanderbilt University’s DMP program in 2012, Tucker J. Netherton developed a deep understanding of medical physics while under the mentorship of Dr. Charles Coffey and Dr. Manuel Morales. In addition, he completed a 2-year clinical residency that was supplemented ...

By Christina Ruiz,
August 19, 2019

Speaker: David Bender 

Date & Time: CANCELLED

We will talk about the relevant factors in lung treatment planning - the relevant pathology, anatomy, and dose constraint guidelines that are commonly agreed upon. In addition, we will mention some specific techniques that are now being used to achieve more dose homogeneity and decrease toxicity within Quantec and RTOG Guidelines.

 

About the Speaker:  David Bender is a practicing clinical Medical Dosimetrist with over 15 years experience in treatment planning in both community and academic settings. In addition, he has worked internationally as a treatment planner and he serves as both a mentor and instructor for dosimetry students. He is also a partner in a global medical physics consulting company.

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By Christina Ruiz,
August 14, 2019

On-board Imaging and Target Localization in Radiation Therapy Webinar presented by, Wendy B. Harris Ph.D.

Thursday, September 19th at 6:00 pm EDT

This webinar will go over the basics of on-board imaging and target localization for radiation therapy. We’ll discuss localization at sim, including marking isocenter, 4D CT, 4D MR and conventional simulators. We’ll also discuss localization and imaging at the machine including KV-KV pairs, kV and MV CBCT, port images and some special procedures.

About the speaker:  Wendy Harris received her BS in Physics at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA in 2013. She then went on to earn a Ph.D. in Medical Physics from Duke University in Durham, NC in 2018. Currently, she is a second-year medical physics resident in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

 

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By Christina Ruiz,
August 12, 2019

You are invited to join us for this FREE webinar presented by Jessie Y. Huang, Ph.D.

Title: Electron dose calculation algorithms

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

 

Commercial electron Monte Carlo algorithms have become more widely available in recent years, providing increased accuracy over pencil beam algorithms at clinically useful computation times. This webinar reviews electron treatment planning basics and discusses the differences between pencil beam algorithms vs. Monte Carlo algorithms. Additionally, we will discuss validation testing unique to electron Monte Carlo algorithms and changes to clinical planning procedures when transitioning from pencil beam to electron Monte Carlo. 

 

Jessie Huang-Vredevoogd is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Oncology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received a Ph.D. in medical physics at the MD Anderson Cancer ...

By Christina Ruiz,
April 06, 2019

We’d like to invite you to attend our upcoming FREE webinar:

 

Title: Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy (IORT)

Speaker: Michael Lometti, Msc, DABR Medical Physicist

Date/Time: Monday, April 15th at 1 pm EDT

Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy (IORT) is the use of radiation therapy in the operating room during a surgical procedure.  IORT allows for delivery of high radiation doses to a tumor while sparing skin and nearby organs at risk. The Mobetron, made by IntraOp Medical, Sunnyvale, California, is designed specifically to deliver IORT in an unshielded operating room.  This webinar will give an overview of IORT and the Mobetron and discuss the role of the physicist in implementing an IORT program, acquiring, accepting and commissioning the Mobetron and clinical use of the Mobetron.

Bio: Michael Lometti, Msc, DABR, Medical Physicist at the Department of Radiation ...

By Christina Ruiz,
March 27, 2019

You are invited to join us for a FREE Webinar hosted by WePassed!

Title:  I-131 Treatments and the Medical Physicist

Speaker: Nicole Bunda-Randall

Date Change, NOW: Friday, April 12th at 6:30 pm EDT

Bio:  Nicole Bunda-Randall completed her Bachelor of Science with a double major in Physics and Mathematics from Purdue University. She received her Masters of Science in Radiological Medical Physics at the University of Kentucky.  She specializes in therapeutic medical physics and is certified through the American Board of Radiology. She most recently started with Colorado Associates in Medical Physics (CAMP) in 2018.

As a Clinical Medical Physicist, Nicole works with various treatment units including, but not limited to, Varian 21EX, Trilogy, and TrueBeam Linear Accelerators, Varian ...

By Christina Ruiz,
March 19, 2019

Title: Free Isocenter Webinar

Date & Time: Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at 6:30 PM EDT

Speaker: Timothy J. Waldron, M.S. from the Medical Physics Group and Radiation Oncology Department at the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics

 

Isocenter has an important place in the radiotherapy treatment room.  We will discuss the meaning of isocenter, determination of its location and size its role in treatment delivery and quality assurance and relevant published guidance for management of isocenter. Don't miss this unique lecture and join us!

  

 

Thank you for your interest in the WePassed FREE Webinar Series. To gain 24/7 access the WePassed library of Webinars and other exam resources, become a WePassed subscriber at ...

By Christina Ruiz,
April 04, 2018

You are invited to join a FREE webinar hosted by WePassed!

Title: SGRT: The use of Surface Imaging in Radiation Oncology

Speaker: Dr. Laura Padilla

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 18th EST, 2018 at 5:00 pm EDT

Surface imaging is a technology that is becoming increasingly prevalent in radiation oncology departments.  Through the use of non-ionizing radiation, surface imaging systems aid in the initial setup of patients and allow the radiotherapy team to perform continuous intra-fraction monitoring without the delivery of additional dose.  While these systems have limitations, their use can improve clinical workflow and enhance patient safety and comfort. Currently, they are most commonly used for Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH) treatments of left-sided breast patients and for stereotactic radiosurgery with open masks; however, their application can be expanded well beyond these.  This webinar will give an ...

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