AM2018 ECON08 eContouring for CNS and Spine/SBRT
This session will feature the collaboration of two radiation oncologists with expertise in the central nervous system. We will review the anatomy of the brain and spine including adjacent critical structures. With regards to the spine, we will focus on the details of target delineation for intact vertebral bodies. There will also be a general overview of applying the same concepts to target delineation for post-operative spine SBRT as well. We will review contouring in the post-operative setting for brain metastases as well as contouring for a cavernous sinus meningioma. Throughout the session, consensus contouring guidelines will be reviewed. Homework cases will be provided prior to the meeting. We will review contouring homework and discuss areas of consensus and controversy. Finally we will review our contours for the same cases and allow students to revise their contours with input from the presenters. Review of select audience contours in comparison to the teachers’ contours will be performed for the purpose of teaching and discussion of acceptable vs. unacceptable deviations.
The meeting is designed to meet the interests of radiation oncologists, surgeons, radiation therapists, and radiation dosimetrists.
- Identify the anatomic compartments of the spine and apply this knowledge to contour the CTV and PTV for SBRT to both intact and post-operative spine metastases.
- Apply consensus contouring guidelines to CTV delineation for post-operative brain metastases surgical cavities.
- Delineate the spinal cord avoidance structure and understand the importance of precise contouring of this organ at risk.
- Delineate critical normal structures in the brain and base of skull.
The following persons served as faculty for this activity: Simon Lo, MD, Kristin Redmond, MD, MPH.
Additionally, the SA-CME Task Force and CME/MOC Committee had control over the content of this activity.
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.
- 1.50 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 1.50 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 1.50 self-assessment credits.
- No refunds, extensions or substitutions will be made for those registrants who, for any reason, were unable to attend or were tardy for the session.
- No credits will be granted and no refunds, exchanges or transfers will be given to those who do not pass.
- ASTRO staff cannot make modifications to your submitted materials.
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