UPMC Entitlement Training: SABR/SRS ( Steroetactic Ablative Radiotherapy)


Mar 21, 2018 – 8:00 AM

(on various days)

More Info

The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute working in partnership with UPMC CancerCenter now offers a comprehensive 3-day course on the clinical implementation of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR, also known as SBRT).   The course is intended for the entire clinical team, consisting of radiation oncologists, surgeons, and medical physicists.   A panel of internationally recognized expert physicians and physicists will provide a comprehensive review of radiosurgery, including lectures in neuroanatomy, radiation biology, and quality assurance. The course will also review the latest technical advancements in imaging, immobilization, gating, and high dose rate delivery modes.  Attendees will be able to directly observe tumor boards, patient simulations, and clinical delivery of SRS/SABR treatments on several different SRS/SABR platforms.  Finally, attendees will get guided hands-on practice in the advanced treatment planning techniques for SRS/SABR. The benefits of using UPMC’s program include: Training at a leading and one of the busiest SRS/SABR programs in the world Building confidence in how to develop referral sources Surgeons receiving training in target delineation & plan evaluation Learning how to ensure the accuracy of small field dosimetry   Course Instructors:       Dwight E. Heron, MD, FACRO, FACR, (Course Director) M. Saiful Huq, PhD, FAAPM, FInstP, Physicist Barton F. Branstetter IV, MD John C. Flickinger, MD, Radiation Oncologist Jonathon Engh, MD, Neurosurgeon Ronald Lalonde, PhD, Physicist Neil Christie, MD, Thoracic Surgeon Amy Readshaw MS, Physicist Kim Hodges, R.T.(R)(T), CPC       Entitlement Customers: Training will have been an inclusion with your TrueBeam purchase order with Varian.  Please refer to your sales order for reference if necessary   Non Entitlement Customers Please email for Pricing Quotes       UPMC Respiratory Motion Management course registration please use this link to register:   This is a 2 day course is intended for radiation oncologist, medical physicist, dosimetrists and therapists, who wish to understand the benefits of respiratory motion management and observe how it is implemented in a modern cancer therapy department.  The course will be presented at UPMC CanceCenter Shadyside, a department that has treated hundres of patients with 4DCT and gated treatment delivery over the last 12 years.    The course consisits of lectures, patient case presentations, direct observation of 4DCT and gated treatment delivery in the clinic, and hands on lab exercises.  Topics include patient selection for motion management, the process of 4DCT scanning on the GE Advantageworkstation, review and analysis of 4DCT studies, treatment planning on Varian Eclipse/Phillips Pinnacle, commissioning and QA of gating equipment, and gated treatment delivery with the Varian RPM system.   Course Faculty:   Dwight Heron, MD, FACRO, FACR, Vice Chairman, Radiation Oncology, and Director of Radiation Services, UPMC CancerCenter   M. Saiful Huq, PhD,FinstP, Director of Medical Physics, UPMC CancerCenter   Ron Lalonde, PhD, DABR, Chief Scientific Officer, D3 Oncology Solutions   Amy Readshaw, MSc, DABR, D3 Oncology Solutions   Amanda Rakow, RT, UPMC Shadyside    Day 1: Lectures and Discussion   8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast   8:30 – 9:30 Introduction to Motion Management - Dwight Heron, MD   9:30 – 10:30 Clinical Implementation of 4D PET/CT - Dwight Heron, MD & Amy Readshaw, MS   10:30-10:45 Break   10:45- 12:15  4DCT Simulation (at UPMC Shadyside Hospital) - Saiful Huq, PhD and Amanda Rakow, RT   12:15 -1:00- Lunch   1:00- 1:45  Physics Guidelines and QA of 4DCT and Gated Treatment Delivery - Amy Readshaw, MS    1:45 - 2:30 Clinical Case presentations - Dwight Heron, MD    2:30-2:45 Break   2:45-  3:45  Gated Treatment Delivery-Varian Truebeam & Varian Triology (at UPMC Shadyside Hospital)   4:00 - 6:00  QA of 4DCT and Gated Treatment Delivery (hands-on, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital)   Amy Readshaw, MS    Day 2   8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast   8:30- 9:30 4-Dimensional Treatment Planning and Respiratory Gating  Ron Lalonde, PhD   9:30-10:30 4-Dimensional Treatment Planning (hands-on, Eclipse/Pinnacle workstations) - Amy Readshaw, MS and Ron Lalonde, PhD   10:30-10:45 Break   11:00 - 12:00 4DCT Analysis on GE Advantage Sim (hands-on)   12:00-1:00 Lunch/ Course wrap up, feedback and Q/A     Non Varian Customers please email event organizer for more information.                  

Bring These Top Artists To Your City

Demand it! ®

and Never Miss a Show Again!

Powered by Eventful, a CBS Local Digital Media Business

Listen Live