Image-guided radiotherapy in clinical practice

6. 12. 2009 - 10. 12. 2009, Erasmus University College Brussels, Life Sciences Campus Jette, Brussels, Belgium


Educational Programme

This is a 4-day course organized to identify the influence of image guidance at important steps in the workflow of radiation therapy. The following items will be covered in view of in-room imaging for therapy guidance:
  • Image guidance required for treatment prescription
  • Image guidance in treatment preparation and treatment planning
  • Image guidance in patient set-up and target localization during treatment
  • Image guidance in treatment follow-up
Small workshops will be organized on Tuesday and Wednesday to cover specific techniques using film and demo material of the available commercial systems. The format will be based on interactive discussion sessions between the company vendors, representative users, teachers and participants.

On Sunday 6 December, site visits are planned to provide the participants with hands-on experience of different commercially available systems. Because no patients are treated on Sunday, practical hands-on will be emphasized. When registering for the course, participants are requested to indicate their preference from the 5 possible visits in order to enable the organisers to plan the visits:

UZ Brussel: stereoscopic kV-Imaging, 6DOF robotic couch, respiratory synchronized gating & tracking (BrainLAB), MegaVolt CT (Tomotherapy)
UZ, Ghent (by bus): UltraSound (Varian), KV Cone Beam CT (Elekta)
KU, Leuven (by bus): KV Cone Beam CT (Varian), UltraSound
COL, Lille (by bus): stereoscopic kV-Imaging, 6DOF robot-based linac & tracking (Accuracy), MegaVolt CT (Tomotherapy)
MAASTRO, Maastricht (by bus): MegaVolt Cone Beam CT (Siemens), UltraSound

During the course workshops will be organised, with videos showing clinical treatments on all commercially available systems during interactive discussion between the company vendors, teachers and participants.


Web: http://www.estro-...sels_IGRT2009.aspx

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