Description
Joint ICTP-IAEA meeting in presence

The target audience include radiotherapy dosimetry audit providers, medical physicists involved in audits willing to expand their knowledge or interested in setting up a radiotherapy dosimetry audit programme. Participants should have clinical experience and a basic background in dosimetry audits in radiotherapy.   
 
Topics:
  • Status and global availability of radiotherapy dosimetry audits
  • Accuracy requirements and Quality Assurance in radiotherapy
  • Dosimetry audit types and methodologies
  • IAEA guidelines for establishing national dosimetry audit network – structure, operation and resources
  • Basics of passive solid-state dosimetry (TLD, OSLD, RPLD, film) systems
  • IAEA methodologies of remote dosimetry audits: Steps 1 to 9, on-site End-to-End 3D CRT and IMRT audits including practical sessions
  • Uncertainty estimation
  • Reporting results and following up results out of tolerance
  • Quality management system for dosimetry audits
  • Novel approaches to auditing

Speakers:
A. ALVES, ACDS, Australia
C. CLARK, NPL – RTTQA, UK
A. EMBRIACO, ENEA, Italy
C. FIANDRA, University of Turin, Italy
N. JORNET, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Spain
P. KAZANTSEV, IAEA, Austria
S. RUSSO, Florence Hospital, Italy

Grants: A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee.
 
Go to day
  • Monday, 28 November 2022
    • 08:45 - 09:30
      Location: Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 08:45 Administrative formalities 15'
        REGISTRATION: Upon arrival, Visitors not staying in the ICTP Guest House, are kindly requested to complete registration formalities at the Leonardo building (Lobby) from 8.30 till 09:00.
      • 09:00 Welcome and Introduction 30'
        Speaker: R. PADOVANI (ICTP, Italy), M. SEVERGNINI (Trieste Hospital, Italy), J. SWAMIDAS (IAEA, Austria)
    • 09:30 - 17:30
      Location: Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:30 Entrance Test 30'
        Speaker: P. KAZANTSEV (IAEA, Austria)
      • 10:00 Accuracy Requirements in Radiotherapy – (IAEA HHS 31) 30'
        Speaker: M. SEVERGNINI (Trieste Hospital, Italy)
        Material: Video
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Discrepancies in Radiotherapy and the Need for Independent Dosimetry Audits 45'
        Speaker: C. CLARK (NPL – RTTQA, UK)
      • 11:45 Lessons Learnt from Dosimetry Audits 45'
        Speaker: N. JORNET (Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Spain)
      • 12:30 Lunch 1h30'
      • 14:00 Dosimetry Audits for Clinical Trials and Accreditation 30'
        Speaker: C. CLARK (NPL – RTTQA, UK)
      • 14:30 IAEA’s Activities in Dosimetry Auditing and Global Availability of Dosimetry Audit Services in Radiotherapy – An Overview 30'
        Speaker: J. SWAMIDAS (IAEA, Austria)
        Material: Video
      • 15:00 ACDS Experience in Dosimetry Audit – A Case Study 30'
        Speaker: A. ALVES (ACDS, Australia)
      • 15:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 16:00 Participants to Present their Experience, Infrastructure, Activities in Audits and Challenges 1h30'
        All Participants (5 min each)
  • Tuesday, 29 November 2022
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      Location: Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Dosimetry Audit Types (onsite, remote, virtual) – An Overview 45'
        Speaker: A. ALVES (ACDS, Australia)
      • 09:45 Phantoms and Dosimetry Systems Used in Audits – An Overview 45'
        Speaker: N. JORNET (Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Spain)
      • 10:30 Coffee Break & Group photo 30'
      • 11:00 Characterization of Solid-State Dosimetry Systems - Thermo Luminescent Dosimetry (TLD) 45'
        Speaker: A. EMBRIACO (ENEA, Italy)
      • 11:45 Radio Photo Luminescent Dosimetry (RPLD) 45'
        Speaker: P. KAZANTSEV (IAEA, Austria)
      • 12:30 Lunch 1h30'
      • 14:00 Optically Stimulated Luminescent Dosimetry (OSLD) 45'
        Speaker: S. RUSSO (Florence Hospital, Italy)
      • 14:45 Film Dosimetry 45'
        Speaker: A. ALVES (ACDS, Australia)
      • 15:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 16:00 Other Detectors – IC, EPID, Log Files, Microdiamond and Others 45'
        Speaker: A. ALVES (ACDS, Australia)
      • 16:45 Uncertainty Budget for Dosimetry Audits 45'
        Speaker: A. EMBRIACO (ENEA, Italy)
    • 18:00 - 19:30 Welcome reception
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Bar/Terrace
  • Wednesday, 30 November 2022
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      Location: Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Auditing Reference Beam Output (Photons and Electrons) 45'
        Speaker: S. RUSSO (Florence Hospital, Italy)
      • 09:45 Auditing in Non-Reference Conditions, Off-axis, Inhomogeneous Calculations - TPS 45'
        Speaker: C. FIANDRA (University of Turin, Italy)
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Methodology for End-to-End IMRT Audit – Remote 45'
        Speaker: C. CLARK (NPL – RTTQA, UK), P. KAZANTSEV (IAEA, Austria)
      • 11:45 Methodology for End-to-End IMRT Audit – Onsite - SHANE HN IMRT 45'
        Speaker: N. JORNET (Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Spain), A. ALVES (ACDS, Australia)
      • 12:30 Lunch 1h30'
      • 14:00 Methodology for Small Field Dosimetry Audit 45'
        Speaker: P. KAZANTSEV (IAEA, Austria)
      • 14:45 Auditing SRS, SRT, SBRT 45'
        Speaker: C. CLARK (NPL – RTTQA, UK)
      • 15:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 16:00 Auditing Motion Management Techniques 45'
        Speaker: C. FIANDRA (University of Turin, Italy)
      • 16:45 Auditing Brachytherapy 45'
        Speaker: J. SWAMIDAS (IAEA, Austria)
  • Thursday, 1 December 2022
    • 09:00 - 19:00
      • 09:00 IAEA Guidelines for Establishing Mational Dosimetry Audit Network (DAN) for Radiotherapy - Structure, Development, Operations and Resources 30'
        Speaker: J. SWAMIDAS (IAEA, Austria)
      • 09:30 Maintaining Traceability in Dosimetry Audits 30'
        Speaker: A. EMBRIACO (ENEA, Italy)
      • 10:00 Reporting of Results 30'
        Speaker: A. ALVES (ACDS, Australia)
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Follow-up of Poor results, Examples from IAEA 1h0'
        (M. CARRARA (IAEA, Austria))
        Speaker: J. SWAMIDAS (IAEA, Austria)
      • 12:00 Novel Methodologies in Dosimetry Audits – Future Directions 30'
        Speaker: C. CLARK (NPL – RTTQA, UK)
      • 12:30 Lunch 1h30'
      • 14:00 Transport to Hospital 1h0'
      • 15:00 Practical – End to End IMRT Audit using SHANE Phantom 1h30'
        Speaker: P. KAZANTSEV (IAEA, Austria), R. VIDIMARI (Trieste Hospital, Italy), N. JORNET (Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Spain), M. SEVERGNINI (Trieste Hospital, Italy), All Faculty
      • 16:30 Break 30'
      • 17:00 Practical – Small Field Dosimetry Audit 2h0'
        Speaker: P. KAZANTSEV (IAEA, Austria), R. VIDIMARI (Trieste Hospital, Italy), A. ALVES (ACDS, Australia), C. CLARK (NPL – RTTQA, UK), All faculty
  • Friday, 2 December 2022
    • 09:00 - 14:00
      Location: Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Presentation of Results from Practicals 1h0'
        Participants
      • 10:00 Challenges in Dosimetry Audits 30'
        Speaker: N. JORNET (Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Spain)
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Quality Management System of Dosimetry Labs Based on ISO 17025 30'
        Speaker: A. ALVES (ACDS, Australia)
      • 11:30 Comprehensive Clinical Audits in Radiotherapy – QUATRO - An Overview 30'
        Speaker: J. SWAMIDAS (IAEA, Austria)
      • 12:00 Exit Test 30'
        Speaker: P. KAZANTSEV (IAEA, Austria)
      • 12:30 Course Evaluation and Feedback 30'
        Speaker: J. SWAMIDA (IAEA, Austria), R. PADOVANI (ICTP, Italy), M. SEVERGNINI (Trieste Hospital, Italy)
      • 13:00 Lunch and Closing 1h0'