eContouring for SBRT/Spine Cancer Case Library

The eContouring for SBRT/Spine Cancer Case Library contains 2 cases, case vingette, and reference documents from cases from the 2017 ASTRO Annual Meeting. These cases give users the ability to practice contouring and to receive a metric score to compare the user's contours to that of expert faculty.

This session will entail the collaboration of two radiation oncologists with expertise in spine SBRT.  We will review the anatomy of the spine as well as adjacent critical structures.  We will focus on the details of target delineation for intact vertebral bodies.  However, there will also be a general overview of applying the same concepts to target delineation for post-operative spine SBRT as well.  Consensus contouring guidelines for both situations will be reviewed.  The registrants will be provided with the cases as homework.  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.

Target Audience

This program is designed to meet the interest of radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, and radiation dosimetrists.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the anatomic compartments of the spine.
  • Contour the CTV and PTV for intact spine SBRT cases and apply these concepts to the post-operative setting.
  • Delineate the spinal cord avoidance structure and understand the importance of precise contouring of this organ at risk.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for physicians. ASTRO designates this [node:field-accme-data:field-ama-learning-format] 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.
  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Course opens: 
01/16/2019
Course expires: 
01/15/2021
Cost:
$149.00
Rating: 
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  • Kristin Redmond, MD, MPH, is employed at Johns Hopkins University and receives compensation from Elekta AB, AstraZeneca and Accuray.
  • Simon Lo, MB, ChB, FACR, FASTRO is employed at the University of Washington and receives compensation from Elekta.

The person(s) above served as the developer(s) of this activity. Additionally, the Education and CME/MOC Committees 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. 

To claim PQI for this course, please download the eContouring PQI Template before you begin this course and follow the instructions.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for physicians. ASTRO designates this [node:field-accme-data:field-ama-learning-format] 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.
  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
01/16/2019
Course expires: 
01/15/2021

Price

Cost:
$149.00
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Course Fees:
ASTRO members must log in to the ASTRO website to view and receive the discounted member rate.

  • Nonmember: $149
  • Member: $99

Policies:
No refunds, extensions, or substitutions will be made for those participants who, for any reason, have not completed the course by the end of the qualification date. The qualification date for each course is listed in the course catalog on the ASTRO website under availability.

Participants using ASTRO's online courses to satisfy the requirement of a Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program should verify the number, type and availability dates of any course before making a purchase. No refunds, extensions, or substitutions will be made for participants who have purchased courses that do not align with their MOC requirement.

The course and its materials will only be available on the ASTRO website for that 2 year period regardless of purchase date. At the expiration of the qualification, participants will no longer have access to the course or its materials. ASTRO reserves the right to remove a course before the end of its qualification period.

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