Is There A “Best” Way To Manage Respiratory Motion?

Radiation Oncologists today are inundated with marketing messages claimingthe high accuracy of one respiratory management technique compared to others in the market. For physicians, physicists, and managers looking to invest in new technology to improve on their currentrespiratory motion management system, it is challenging to critically examine the clinically relevant performance of each system and technique. This panel will compare and contrast the state of the art of available respiratory management systems based on peer-reviewed publication data. The panelists in this session will provide their expertise on the implementation of each major motion management technique, summarizing pros and cons for different patient populations, discussing peer-reviewed articles on accuracy and uncertainty of each technique, as well as best practices to determine ITV margins.

Target Audience

This program is designed to meet the interest of radiation oncologists, radiation physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and residents-in-training.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate knowledge about all major respiratory management techniques in current clinical practice
  • Be familiar with the accuracy and uncertainty of each respiratory motion management system in clinical practice
  • Tailor the motion management technique to the specific clinical situation for their respective patient population
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 Enduring material 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.

  • 1.25 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Course opens: 
02/07/2017
Course expires: 
02/06/2020
Cost:
$105.00
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The following people served as the developers of this activity and their disclosures are listed below.

  • Sonja Dietrich, PhD, is employed by UC Davis and holds leadership positions at AAPM and ABR.
  • Asal Rahimi, MD, MS, is employed by The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.
  • Christopher McGuinness PhD, is employed by UCSF and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.
  • Sean Pollack, PhD, is employed by and holds a leadership position at Respiratory Innovations Pty Ltd
  • Amit Sawant, PhD, is employed by UT Southwestern Medical Center and the University of Maryland and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.

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. 

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 Enduring material 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.

  • 1.25 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/07/2017
Course expires: 
02/06/2020

Price

Cost:
$105.00
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Course Fees:
ASTRO members must log in to the ASTRO website to view and receive the discounted member rate.

  • Nonmember: $105
  • Member: $55

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.

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The course and its materials will only be available on the ASTRO website for that 3 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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