Advancements in Clinical Brachytherapy

ASTRO's 59th Annual Meeting
Date: September 27, 2017
Time: 7:45 am - 9:00 am
 
Recent advances in brachytherapy techniques have included the use of volumetric imaging (CT, MRI) for target delineation, ultrasound-guided applicator placement, personalized implantation of interstitial catheters, inverse planning dose optimization algorithm and model-based dose calculation methods (TG186). This session will discuss the growing use of these tools and will demonstrate their value in improving patient outcomes in the setting of GU and GYN malignancies. Applications to Head and Neck and breast treatments will also be discussed. The dosimetric impact of volume-based planning will be reviewed with emphasis on inverse planning dose optimization algorithms and the addition of interstitial needles to standard applicators.

Target Audience

This continuing medical education activity is designed to meet the interests of radiation oncologists, radiation oncology residents, radiation biologists, radiation physicists, dosimetrists, oncologists working in related specialties, radiation therapists, radiation oncology nurses, radiation oncology administrators, diagnostic radiologists and all other health professionals involved in the field of radiation oncology.

Learning Objectives

After this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Demonstrate how volumetric imaging impacts plan quality and potential treatment outcomes in HDR brachytherapy.
  • Understand the effect of tissue heterogeneity in dose calculation and learn model-based dose calculation methods (e.g. Collapsed-Cone, Grid-based Boltzmann Solve).
  • Discuss the potential benefit of custom designed applicators and personalized implantation of interstitial catheters in volumetric brachytherapy.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 SA-CME

    The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This activity meets the American Board of Radiology's criteria for a self-assessment activity in the ABR's Maintenance of Certification program. Participation in this course in combination with the successful completion of the corresponding assessment and course evaluation adheres to the guidelines established by the ABR for 1.25 self-assessment credits.

Course opens: 
09/27/2017
Course expires: 
09/27/2017
Cost:
$0.00
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The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education to physicians.

ASTRO is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology to provide SA-CME as part of Part II Maintenance of Certification. 

Available Credit

  • 1.25 SA-CME

    The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This activity meets the American Board of Radiology's criteria for a self-assessment activity in the ABR's Maintenance of Certification program. Participation in this course in combination with the successful completion of the corresponding assessment and course evaluation adheres to the guidelines established by the ABR for 1.25 self-assessment credits.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/27/2017
Course expires: 
09/27/2017

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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