VMAT and IGRT Practical Implementation into the Clinic
|Date:||2012-12-10 to 2012-12-11|
|Location:||Swedish Cancer Center Seattle Prostate , United States|
This is a one and a half day Course for Radiation Oncologists, Medical Physicists, Dosimetrists and Nurses interested in Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT).
The program will include such topics as defining the target volumes; clinical implementation; billing issues; quality assurance; hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy protocols; and patient education. In addition to the didactic sessions, the course will include an onsite demonstration in real time of the CBCT technology. Each participant will receive a detailed manual which will provide additional information for each member of your team and a CD of the PowerPoint slide presentations.
Upon completion of this training Course participants will be able to address target volumes for IGRT; billing, coding and reimbursement issues; practical aspects of setting up an image-guided radiotherapy program; the role of IGRT in the treatment of various tumor types; and research results.
Day One 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
• Workflow Considerations for the Clinic
• Technical Aspects of IGRT Linear Accelerator with CBCT
• Physics, Commissioning, and Quality Assuranc Cone Beam CT
• Defining Target Volumes for IMRT and IGRT
• IGRT Therapist Education and Training
• Utilizing Active Breathing Coordinator
• Body Stereotactic Radiosurgery
• Introduction to VMAT: Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy
• Treatment Planning and Delivery of VMAT
• VMAT Clinical Utility
Day Two 7:30 am – 12:00 noon
• Live CBCT Patient Demonstration
• IGRT for Different Sites: Rationale and Experience
• Adaptive Radiotherapy
• Coding/Billing Reimbursement for IGRT
• Patient Education Materials
• Future of Radiotherapy (IMRT, IGRT, IMAT)
Accreditation: This CME activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of The Institute for Medical Studies (IMS) and Seattle Prostate Institute. IMS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credits: IMS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.