Description

Image guided radiotherapy (IGRT) is considered an important component in the practice of advanced radiotherapy such as intensity modulated radiotherapy.  IGRT technology means that the verification of the positioning of the patient at time of treatment for external beam radiotherapy can be achieved with advanced imaging of the patient volume and with immediate online corrective strategies.  Advanced IGRT with motion management and treatment gating is now also possible.  For the safe and effective practice of IGRT, clinical medical physicists need to have knowledge of the commissioning and quality assurance of IGRT technology and processes, and have an understanding of the dose burden to patients from IGRT imagining procedures. 

Topics:
  • Image guided radiotherapy (IGRT) technologies and processes;
  • Clinical evidence for IGRT;
  • Commissioning of IGRT;
  • Quality assurance of IGRT;
  • Impact of IGRT on CTV-PTV margins in EBRT;
  • Patient dosimetry for IGRT procedures;
  • Motion management strategies in advanced IGRT

The Workshop will be co-sponsored by the AAPM (https://www.aapm.org/)



Go to day
  • Monday, 8 May 2017
    • 09:00 - 17:00 Session 1
      • 09:00 REGISTRATION and ADMINISTRATIVE FORMALITIES 1h0'
        Upon arrival, all VISITORS are kindly requested to complete Registration formalities at the Adriatico Guest House as follows:
        
        - Participants staying in the ICTP Guesthouses:
          upon check-in, register with the Adriatico Guest House reception desk staff
        
        - All Faculty members (Organizers and Lecturers), as well as, 
          Participants NOT staying in the ICTP Guesthouses:
          on Monday, 8 May, from 9.00 to 10.00, Adriatico Guest House, lower level 1
          (subsequently, from Tuesday - Friday c/o Secretariat, Office no. 1 at the 
          Adriatico Guest House)
        
        -  Associates / Federation Scheme / KFAS visitors should register at the  
           Leonardo da Vinci Building, 1st floor, rooms 113/114/118
      • 10:00 ICTP Welcome Remarks 15'
        Speaker: Luciano BERTOCCHI (ICTP, Trieste)
      • 10:15 IAEA Welcome Remarks 15'
        Speaker: Brendan HEALY (IAEA, Vienna, Austria)
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 Definition of IGRT, Clinical need for IGRT 1h0'
        (Participants Pre-Course Quiz)
        Speaker: Tomas KRON (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia)
      • 12:00 IGRT Technology and Processes 1h0'
        Speaker: Daniel BOURLAND (Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, U.S.A.)
        Material: Slides
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 14:00 Advanced IGRT: Motion Management 1h0'
        Speaker: Tomas KRON
      • 15:00 AAPM Recommendations on IGRT 45'
        Speaker: Daniel BOURLAND
        Material: Slides
      • 15:45 Group Photo & Coffee Break 15'
        weather permitting, Group Photo to be taken outside on the terrace
      • 16:00 Discussion and Q&A 1h0'
  • Tuesday, 9 May 2017
    • 09:00 - 18:00 Session 2
      • 09:00 Corrective Strategies and CTV-PTV Margins in Radiotherapy 1h0'
        Speaker: Tomas KRON
      • 10:00 QC Part I: Planar X-ray Imaging 30'
        Speaker: Annalisa TRIANNI (Ospedale S. Maria della Misericordia, Udine, Italy)
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 Acceptance and Commissioning of IGRT Technology 1h0'
        Speaker: Daniel BOURLAND
      • 12:00 QC Part II: Volumetric X-ray Imaging 1h0'
        Speaker: Annalisa TRIANNI
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 14:00 Group A - CTV-PTV Margin Calculations Demonstration of DR QC Equipment 3h0'
      • 15:00 Group B - Maggiore Hospital - Practicals 3h0'
        1.  IGRT QC (EPID), kV planar, kV (CBCT)
        
        2.  IGRT end-to-end test
  • Wednesday, 10 May 2017
    • 09:00 - 18:00 Session 3
      • 09:00 Patient Dosimetry in IGRT 1h0'
        Speaker: Daniel BOURLAND
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 RT QC Procedures for Planar Imaging for IGRT 30'
        Speaker: Tomas KRON
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 IAEA Activities in RT Education and Training 30'
        Speaker: Giorgia LORETI (IAEA, Austria, Vienna)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:30 RT QC Procedures for Volumetric Imaging for IGRT 30'
        Speaker: Daniel BOURLAND
      • 12:00 IGRT in Adaptive Radiotherapy 1h0'
        Speaker: Tomas KRON
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 14:00 Group B - CTV-PTV Margin Calculations Demonstration of DR QC Equipment 3h0'
      • 15:00 Group A - Maggiore Hospital - Practicals 3h0'
        1.  IGRT QC (EPID, kV planar, kV CBCT)
        
        2.  IGRT end-to-end test
  • Thursday, 11 May 2017
    • 09:00 - 21:00 Session 4
      • 09:00 Imaging in Radiotherapy Treatment Planning 1h0'
        Speaker: Daniel BOURLAND
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 Radiation Safety and Protection and Regulatory Requirements for IGRT 30'
        Speaker: Daniel BOURLAND and Brendan HEALY
        Material: Slides
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 4DCT and 4DCBCT in IGRT 1h0'
        Speaker: Christian FIANDRA (Universita' degli Studi di Torino, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:00 QC of Motion Management in Radiotherapy 1h0'
        Speaker: Carlo CAVEDON (Universita' degli Studi di Verona, Italy)
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 14:00 Resources and Staffing for IGRT: IAEA Guidance 1h0'
        Speaker: Brendan HEALY
      • 15:00 Reports of Results of Practical Exercises (Participants) 45'
      • 15:45 Coffee break 15'
      • 16:00 Participants Quiz 1h0'
      • 18:30 RECEPTION 2h30'
        to be held outside on the terrace (weather permitting)
  • Friday, 12 May 2017
    • 09:00 - 14:00 Session 5
      • 09:00 Emerging Trends in Radiotherapy 30'
        Speaker: Tomas KRON
      • 09:30 Discussion Panel on Emerging Trends (All) 30'
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 Quiz Review 30'
      • 11:00 Conclusions and Recommendations 30'
      • 11:30 Course Evaluation 30'
      • 12:00 Course Closure 30'