Advanced Technologies

Kolkata, India

The course will provide a great opportunity to see how clinicians from different specialties manage and treat tumours, giving you the possibility to improve your own individual approach to patients

[ Image guidance ]
[ Adaptive radiotherapy ]

The course is aimed at radiation oncologists, radiation physicists and radiation therapists (RTTs) who wish to participate in advanced technologies such as IMRT, IGRT and Adaptive Radiotherapy (ART) in their department. Some experience in the field of conformal therapy, target delineation and treatment planning is a prerequisite. Making advanced technologies work is a team effort therefore simultaneous participation of the above-mentioned three disciplines from one team is strongly recommended.

The aim of the course is to provide: 

  • Understanding of the principles and background of IMRT, IGRT and ART 

  • Knowledge on the impact of various geometrical uncertainties and where they can be minimised 

  • Knowledge of QA of IMRT, IGRT and ART 

  • An overview of available techniques, being able to choose between techniques and knowledge of their limitations 

  • Planar and 3D in room imaging 

  • Workflow and efficiency at the department for implementation of IMRT, IGRT and ART 

  • Clinical rationale, limitations and evidence for advanced technologies  

  • Knowledge of inverse treatment planning optimisation, biological optimisation and dose painting.

Programme

To be provided when available

Key words

  • Image guidance (IGRT) 

  • Adaptive radiotherapy (ART)

Further reading / web resources

Please consult the ESTRO website page of this course for further information.

Accreditation

Application for CME recognition will be submitted to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). EACCME credits are recognised by the American Medical Association towards the Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA). Information on the status of the applications can be obtained from the ESTRO office.

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