EFOMP School for Medical Physics Experts (ESMPE)
Prague - January 2017

Imaging in Radiotherapy

January 26 – January 28, 2017

Prague, Czech Republic


The EFOMP in collaboration with the Czech Association of Medical Physicists and the Department of Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation of Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague would like to invite you to the next ESMPE RT 2017. The school will be aimed at advanced tasks connected with Imaging in Radiotherapy. The school will cover the main physics aspects of the different imaging technologies used to support target volume definition, patient positioning and response to treatment assessment, during radiotherapy. This two-and-half day event will be accredited and is intended for practicing clinical Medical Physicists who are at the level of a Medical Physics Expert (MPE) in Radiotherapy or working towards becoming an MPE. As in last year’s school, there will be an optional examination at the end for those seeking a higher level of certification beyond attendance.

Content

Advanced structural imaging for radiotherapy simulation and planning - 4DCT and MRI imaging for simulation and planning. Technological requirements, protocol optimization for radiotherapy applications, imaging issues, Quality Assurance.

Advanced quantitative imaging for radiotherapy planning - PET and fMRI imaging for radiotherapy planning. Methods for automatic functional volume segmentation with clinical examples. MRI diffusion and perfusion techniques for target volume definition and response to treatment assessment.

Advanced imaging for treatment adaptation - MRI Image guided radiotherapy. Applications of quantitative imaging provided by PET and MRI in treatment adaptation according to early response.

Imaging for treatment guide and verification - IGRT, CBCT, Ultrasound, EPID and fluoroscopy, Optical surface imaging : Devices, practices, Quality assurance, clinical examples.

Cone beam CT - Acceptance testing and Quality controls, dosimetry, use of CBCT in adaptive radiotherapy, motion management.

Tools for image integration in the radiotherapy workflow - Overview of image registration methods, deformable image registration, clinical application of DIR, ROI propagation in adaptive radiotherapy, atlas based segmentation, practical demonstrations.

Final exam
The final exam is voluntary. Participants can gain double MPE credits when successfully pass the test. The basic number of CPD credits (for attendance only) is 18.

EFOMP CPD Accreditation

This course will accredited by EFOMP as a CPD event for Medical Physicists with 36 Credits-points. For participants who will not pass the final examination the number of credit points will be 18 MPE-CPD credit points. The module is appropriate for preparing Clinically Qualified Medical Physicists to achieve Medical Physics Expert status in Radiotherapy.

Organizers

Jaroslav Ptacek (organizer) Tereza Hanusova (organizer)
Gianfranco Loi (Scientific Chair) Marco Brambilla (EFOMP Secretary General)
Alberto Torresin (Chair of the School) John Damilakis (EFOMP President)


Lecturers

Jens M. Edmund Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Department of Oncology, Division of Radiotherapy, Copenhagen, Denmark
Christian Fiandra Università of Torino, Dipartimento di Oncologia – Torino, Italy
Rob H. N. Tijssen
University Medical Center - Utrecht, The Netherlands
Gianfranco Loi University Hospital of Novara, Department of Medical Physics – Novara, Italy
Emiliano Spezi University of Cardiff, School of Engineering – Cardiff, UK
Alberto Torresin Hospital of Niguarda, Department of Medical Physics – Milano, Italy
Uulke van der Heide Netherlands Cancer Institute - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stina Svennson Raysearch Laboratories, Stockholm, Sweden
Dimitris Visviskis INSERM - Brest, France

 Course time table 

Jan 26th Thursday

Title

Description

Main lecturer


8:00 - 9:00

registration / welcome

9:00 - 10:00

The state of art of imaging for radiotherapy

An overview of structural and functional imaging for tumor volume definition and advanced applications in radiotherapy.

 Visviskis

10:00 - 10:30

coffee break

10:30 - 11:30

4DCT imaging for simulation and planning

Technological requirements, commissioning, imaging issues and quality assurance.

Fiandra

11:30 - 12:30

The state of art of imaging for IGRT

In room and Linac based imaging for advanced IGRT and IGART techniques, new challenges and developments.

Tijssen

12:30 - 14:00

lunch time

14:00 - 15:00

PET imaging for radiotherapy planning

Methods for automatic functional volume segmentation with clinical examples, how to use the functional segmented volume in treatment optimization.

Visviskis

15:00 - 16:00

Advanced fMRI imaging for radiotherapy planning optimization

MRI diffusion and perfusion, assessing geometrical accuracy, reproducibility and parameter standardization. Acquisition protocols and data analysis with dedicated software.

van der
Heide

16:00 - 16:30

coffee break

16:30 - 17:30

MRI Image guided radiotherapy

New technology of Hybrid delivery system with MRI on board. Commissioning, challenges and new developments for adaptive radiotherapy.

Tijssen

17:30 - 18:30

5D Image for radiotherapy

Exploring the potentiality and the applications of quantitative imaging provided by PET and MRI in treatment adaptation according to early response. Clinical examples.

van der
Heide

20:00 - 23:00

Social dinner - participants + lecturers

Jan 27th Friday

Title

Description

Lecturer


8:00 - 9:00

CBCT in radiotherapy

CBCT acquisition and reconstruction. CBCT imaging issues: Implementation of clinical protocols for IGRT.

Edmund

9:00 - 10:00

MRI based simulation and planning

Technological requirements, protocol optimization for radiotherapy applications, imaging issues, sunthetic CT generation methods for planning, quality assurance.

Edmund

10:00 - 10:30

coffee break

10:30 - 11:30

Ultrasound imaging in radiotherapy

Devices, practice, QA, clinical application: pelvis, breast.

Fiandra

11:30 - 12:30

EPID and Fluoroscopic imaging

Hardware, software, QA clinical application, in vivo dosimetry, real time plan verification.

Spezi

12:30 - 14:00

lunch time

14:00 - 15:00

Acceptance testing and QC of CBCT systems

Acceptance/commissioning testing: purpose, types, examples

Torresin

15:00 - 16:00

CBCT imaging dose evaluation

Dosimetry methods for CBCT image dose evaluation for organ and tissues, demonstration, examples.

Spezi

16:00 - 16:30

coffee break

16:30 - 17:30

CBCT for Image Guided Adaptive Radiotherapy

Protocol optimization, challenges and applications in head and neck, lung and pelvis.

Loi

17:30 - 18:30

4DCBCT for motion management

How to implement, protocol optimization, QA, application in Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy.

Fiandra

Jan 28th Saturday

Title

Description

Lecturer


8:00 - 9:00

Image registration in radiotherapy

Overview of image registration methods, deformable image registration, clinical application of DIR, ROI propagation in adaptive radiotherapy, atlas based segmentation.

Svensson

9:00 - 10:00

Deformable image registration challenges: assessing the accuracy for contour propagation and dose mapping

Practical demonstration with examples.

Svensson

10:00 - 10:30

coffee break

10:30 - 11:30

Optical surface imaging in radiotherapy

Devices, practice, QA, advanced application: Deep breath hold inspiration.

Loi

11:30 - 12:30

Image sharing in radiotherapy

Open discussion on real and future scenarios about image sharing with Image Departments (Radiology, Nuclear Medicine).

Torresin

12:30 - 14:00

Final examination

Optional examination

 

 

Further information

 

Course language  
English
Level 
MP to MPE
Registration fee  
300 EUR
2 main meals, 5 coffee breaks included, 1 social dinner

Reduced registration fee
- subsidized by EFOMP

- first-come, first-served policy

150 EUR - for the first 15 attendees (max. 3 from one country) coming from the following EFOMP NMO countries: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine
Maximum number of participants 50
Duration 26 Jan 2017 - 28 Jan 2017
Study load 18 hours of lectures and demonstrations
CAMP bank account: IBAN: CZ2520100000002000805932
  BIC: FIOBCZPPXXX
  Account Name: Česká společnost fyziků v medicíně, z.s.
  Bank address: Fio banka, a.s.
    V Celnici 10
    117 21 Prague 1
    Czech Republic
Please, provide us with the variable symbol recieved after registration. You can state it in a „payment purpose“ comment. Invoice needed? Please, inform us at winter2017@csfm.cz (with business name, adress details, etc.).
     
Venue

Department of Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Břehová 7, 115 19 Prague 1, CZECH REPUBLIC
GPS coordinates: 50°5'27.723"N, 14°24'58.801"E (birds perspective view)

Accommodation Individual
Registration Electronic registration via www.csfm.cz/Winter2017.html
Registration period
1 Aug 2016 – 20 Jan 2017

For all practical information please contact Czech part of organizing committee: winter2017@csfm.cz.

Electronic registration and e-mail address will be functional from 1 Aug 2016.


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