Dose Gradient Index for Stereotactic Radiosurgery/Radiotherapy

The dose gradient index (DGI) was developed as a quantitative metric for characterizing radiation dose fall-off with respect to distance away from the outer surface of a target volume [1]. It is complementary to the conformity index, which quantifies the degree to which the prescription isodose conforms to the size and shape of the target [2]. Currently, there is not clinical evidence to suggest DGI guidelines applicable in the setting of intracranial SRS/SRT. This activity explores the DGI concept and formulation, as well as provides the clinician with guidelines and examples of clinical applicability in the intracranial SRS/SRT setting.

Please visit https://www.redjournal.org/article/S0360-3016(19)34469-4/fulltext  to read the related journal article online. 

This activity is available from January 31, 2020, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on January 30, 2022.

Target Audience

This program is designed to meet the interest of radiation oncologists, physicists and radiation oncology residents.

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize the rationale and potential limitations for use of the dose gradient index as a metric for plan evaluation in intracranial SRS/SRT.
  • Identify preliminary recommendations for ideal and minimally achievable DGI as a function of tumor size.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 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 Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.00 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 1.00 self-assessment credits.

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Course opens: 
01/31/2020
Course expires: 
01/30/2022
Cost:
$30.00
Rating: 
0

Richard Castillo, PhD has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.

Mustafa Ozer, MS has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.

The person(s) above served as the developer(s) of this activity. Additionally, the Journal 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. 

 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 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 Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.00 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 1.00 self-assessment credits.

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Price

Cost:
$30.00
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Course Fees:
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  • Nonmember: $30
  • Member: $25

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