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  • Course Code
    NMDD-2017a
    Available Until
    8/31/2017
    Course Type
    Live Webinars
    CEUs
    1.0

    Sponsored by: Philips
    Presented by: Dawn Gintz, CMD, RT(T)
    Tuesday, August 15 at 1:00 PM EDT

    This activity is for National Medical Dosimetrist's Day. Once you have logged in and added it to your library, it will display as FREE for all participants and will not count against the annual CE credit allowance for Members.

    This presentation will walk through and discuss the various steps taken at Moffitt Cancer Center to create a Head and Neck plan.The discussion will cover contouring, treatment parameters, optimization, and evaluation.A review of finalized head and neck plans using these steps will conclude the presentation.

    Notice: This lecture was presented at the AAMD Annual Meeting on June 13, 2017. 

  • Course Code
    NMDD-2017b
    Available Until
    8/31/2017
    Course Type
    Live Webinars
    CEUs
    1.0

    Sponsored by: Varian Medical
    Presented by: Ontida Apinorasethkul, MS, CMD
    Wednesday, August 16 at 1:00 PM EDT

    This activity is for National Medical Dosimetrist's Day. Once you have logged in and added it to your library, it will display as FREE for all participants and will not count against the annual CE credit allowance for Members.

    Generalized equivalent uniform dose (gEUD) is the model that takes into account both target structures and organs at risk in biological treatment plan optimization.  gEUD objective function used during Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) optimization has shown superior dosimetric results when comparing to the optimized plan without gEUD.  Comparison plans in various treatment sites using static field IMRT and Rapid Arc will be presented with regards to sparing normal tissue without compromising target volume coverage.

    Notice: This lecture was presented at the AAMD Annual Meeting on June 14, 2017. 

  • Course Code
    NMDD-2017c
    Available Until
    8/31/2017
    Course Type
    Live Webinars
    CEUs
    1.0

    Sponsored by: ProKnow
    Presented by: Ben Nelms, Ph.D.
    Monday, August 14 at 1:00 PM EDT

    This activity is for National Medical Dosimetrist's Day. Once you have logged in and added it to your library, it will display as FREE for all participants and will not count against the annual CE credit allowance for Members.

    Dose-volume histogram (DVH) curves have become one of most common and important ways to analyze the quality of a radiation treatment plan. DVH data are also critical in the development and implementation of clinical protocols and in retrospective outcomes analysis. Today, every commercial treatment planning system (TPS) and plan evaluation software integrates the DVH as a standard tool. However, did you know that every system calculates its own DVH curves using its own method, and that these methods vary? That is, different systems produce different DVH curves, even for the same input structures and dose grids. Of course, this is not a good thing. For any dosimetrist and medical physicist, it is crucial to understand all the different inputs and parameters of DVH calculation. Likewise, it is important to test and validate the accuracy of your DVH calculations. This talk will first review the history of the DVH, then will do a deep dive into the components of the calculation and also introduce a few important and useful publications.

  • Course Code
    NMDD-2017d
    Available Until
    8/31/2017
    Course Type
    Live Webinars
    CEUs
    1.0

    Sponsored by: Elekta
    Presented by: Megan Tattersall, CMD
    Thursday, August 17 at 1:00 PM EDT

    This activity is for National Medical Dosimetrist's Day. Once you have logged in and added it to your library, it will display as FREE for all participants and will not count against the annual CE credit allowance for Members.

    This presentation will cover the rationale for using SBRT treatment for lung cancers and the options available in Monaco for planning SBRT treatment. It will explore the tools and concepts of SBRT planning in Monaco and how to achieve template based SBRT plans for RTOG and other protocols. The presentation will highlight how SBRT planning differs from standard planning and some tips and tricks to get an ideal plan. It will cover two of the delivery options available in Monaco, VMAT and DCAT and why you might choose one delivery mode over the other. Also included will be the use of segment shape optimization (SSO) works to improve the segmented plan. Finally, it will look at the question of whether modulated treatments are appropriate for SBRT.

  • Course Code
    NMDD-2017e
    Available Until
    8/31/2017
    Course Type
    Live Webinars
    CEUs
    1.0

    Sponsored by: MIM Software
    Presented by: Matt Gerace, MS
    Friday, August 18 at 1:00 PM EDT

    This activity is for National Medical Dosimetrist's Day. Once you have logged in and added it to your library, it will display as FREE for all participants and will not count against the annual CE credit allowance for Members.

    Deformable image registration (DIR) has become a necessity in the modern treatment planning process.  Advanced deformable registration capabilities that assist in the planning process like multi-modality registrations, dose accumulations and respiratory tracking tools are becoming commonplace in the clinic.  Therefore, understanding the behavior of the DIR method and being able to assess the accuracy of DIR is also becoming increasingly important for clinical use. For this reason, the AAPM Task Group-132 recently published guidelines on issues related to effective clinical implementation of DIR methods to standardize the assessment of DIR accuracy and on issues related to acceptance testing and QA for DIR.

    This session will include an overview of deformable (non-rigid) image registration methodology.  Attendees will review clinical applications of DIR methods, such as image guided tumor targeting, adaptive radiotherapy, dose accumulation, and 4DCT.  The importance of Task Group 132's guidelines on effective clinical implementation of DIR methods will be examined as well as the tools that will be necessary for compliance to their recommendations.

  • Course Code
    W-04-2017
    Available Until
    9/20/2017
    Course Type
    Live Webinars
    CEUs
    1.0

    Presented by: Dr. Hania Al-Hallaq
    September 20, 2017
    1:00pm ET

    Prone positioning affords several advantages in the treatment of breast cancer using radiotherapy. This talk will begin with a review of the history of prone breast positioning and the clinical motivation for implementing prone positioning. Several issues regarding implementation of a successful program will be discussed including: selection of an immobilization device, patient selection, treatment planning considerations, and setup reproducibility including the role of image-guidance. To conclude, the role of prone positioning in advanced treatment techniques and future developments, such as hypofractionated treatments, accelerated partial breast irradiation, and 4PI treatments, will be discussed. Prone positioning should be strongly considered as one of the tools in the armamentarium for breast radiotherapy and tailored to an individual clinic’s patient population.  

  • Course Code
    W-05-2017
    Available Until
    N/A
    Course Type
    Live Webinars
    CEUs
    1.0

    Presented by: Bulent Aydogan
    November 8, 2017
    1:00pm ET

Miscellaneous Courses
Miscellaneous Courses
Miscellaneous Courses
  • Course Code
    Abstract 10
    Available Until
    1/31/2018
    Course Type
    ProKnow Contouring Activities
    CEUs
    1.0

    It may be free to add this activity to your library there are Member and Non-Member prices and payment that will be completed on the ProKnow website. 

    This program focuses on contouring accuracy and combines the use of education media (documents and learning movies) combined with interactive contouring and measurement of performance compared to a set of “gold” contours provided by an expert radiation oncologist. The focus of this particular training is the The Lacrimal Gland.

    AAMD Member Prices:
    Yearly subscription price $306 (13 structures)
    Individual structures $31.88

    Non-Member Prices
    Yearly subscription price $360 (13 structures)
    Individual structures $37.50

  • Course Code
    ProKnow 11
    Available Until
    1/31/2018
    Course Type
    ProKnow Contouring Activities
    CEUs
    1.0

    It may be free to add this activity to your library there are Member and Non-Member prices and payment that will be completed on the ProKnow website. 

    This program focuses on contouring accuracy and combines the use of education media (documents and learning movies) combined with interactive contouring and measurement of performance compared to a set of “gold” contours provided by an expert radiation oncologist. The focus of this particular training is the Cochlea.

    AAMD Member Prices:
    Yearly subscription price $306 (13 structures)
    Individual structures $31.88

    Non-Member Prices
    Yearly subscription price $360 (13 structures)
    Individual structures $37.50

  • Course Code
    ProKnow 12
    Available Until
    1/31/2018
    Course Type
    ProKnow Contouring Activities
    CEUs
    1.0

    It may be free to add this activity to your library there are Member and Non-Member prices and payment that will be completed on the ProKnow website. 

    This program focuses on contouring accuracy and combines the use of education media (documents and learning movies) combined with interactive contouring and measurement of performance compared to a set of “gold” contours provided by an expert radiation oncologist. The focus of this particular training is the Eye.

    AAMD Member Prices:
    Yearly subscription price $306 (13 structures)
    Individual structures $31.88

    Non-Member Prices
    Yearly subscription price $360 (13 structures)
    Individual structures $37.50

  • Course Code
    ProKnow 13
    Available Until
    1/31/2018
    Course Type
    ProKnow Contouring Activities
    CEUs
    1.0

    It may be free to add this activity to your library there are Member and Non-Member prices and payment that will be completed on the ProKnow website. 

    This program focuses on contouring accuracy and combines the use of education media (documents and learning movies) combined with interactive contouring and measurement of performance compared to a set of “gold” contours provided by an expert radiation oncologist. The focus of this particular training is the Hippocampus.

    AAMD Member Prices:
    Yearly subscription price $306 (13 structures)
    Individual structures $31.88

    Non-Member Prices
    Yearly subscription price $360 (13 structures)
    Individual structures $37.50

  • Course Code
    ProKnow1
    Available Until
    1/31/2018
    Course Type
    ProKnow Contouring Activities
    CEUs
    1.0

    While it may be free to add this activity to your library there are Member and Non-Member prices and payment that will be completed on the ProKnow website. 

    This program focuses on contouring accuracy and combines the use of education media (documents and learning movies) combined with interactive contouring and measurement of performance compared to a set of “gold” contours provided by an expert radiation oncologist. The focus of this particular training is the Brachial Plexus.

    AAMD Member Prices:
    Yearly subscription price $306 (13 structures)
    Individual structures $31.88

    Non-Member Prices
    Yearly subscription price $360 (13 structures)
    Individual structures $37.50

  • Course Code
    ProKnow2
    Available Until
    1/31/2018
    Course Type
    ProKnow Contouring Activities
    CEUs
    1.0

    It may be free to add this activity to your library there are Member and Non-Member prices and payment that will be completed on the ProKnow website. 

    This program focuses on contouring accuracy and combines the use of education media (documents and learning movies) combined with interactive contouring and measurement of performance compared to a set of “gold” contours provided by an expert radiation oncologist. The focus of this particular training is the Brainstem.

    AAMD Member Prices:
    Yearly subscription price $306 (13 structures)
    Individual structures $31.88

    Non-Member Prices
    Yearly subscription price $360 (13 structures)
    Individual structures $37.50

  • Course Code
    ProKnow3
    Available Until
    1/31/2018
    Course Type
    ProKnow Contouring Activities
    CEUs
    1.0

    It may be free to add this activity to your library there are Member and Non-Member prices and payment that will be completed on the ProKnow website. 

    This program focuses on contouring accuracy and combines the use of education media (documents and learning movies) combined with interactive contouring and measurement of performance compared to a set of “gold” contours provided by an expert radiation oncologist. The focus of this particular training is the Right Parotid.

    AAMD Member Prices:
    Yearly subscription price $306 (13 structures)
    Individual structures $31.88

    Non-Member Prices
    Yearly subscription price $360 (13 structures)
    Individual structures $37.50

  • Course Code
    ProKnow4
    Available Until
    1/31/2018
    Course Type
    ProKnow Contouring Activities
    CEUs
    1.0

    It may be free to add this activity to your library there are Member and Non-Member prices and payment that will be completed on the ProKnow website. 

    This program focuses on contouring accuracy and combines the use of education media (documents and learning movies) combined with interactive contouring and measurement of performance compared to a set of “gold” contours provided by an expert radiation oncologist. The focus of this particular training is the Right Submandibular Gland.

    AAMD Member Prices:
    Yearly subscription price $306 (13 structures)
    Individual structures $31.88

    Non-Member Prices
    Yearly subscription price $360 (13 structures)
    Individual structures $37.50

  • Course Code
    ProKnow5
    Available Until
    1/31/2018
    Course Type
    ProKnow Contouring Activities
    CEUs
    1.0

    While it may be free to add this activity to your library there are Member and Non-Member prices and payment that will be completed on the ProKnow website. 

    This program focuses on contouring accuracy and combines the use of education media (documents and learning movies) combined with interactive contouring and measurement of performance compared to a set of “gold” contours provided by an expert radiation oncologist. The focus of this particular training is the Optic Chiasm.

    AAMD Member Prices:
    Yearly subscription price $306 (13 structures)
    Individual structures $31.88

    Non-Member Prices
    Yearly subscription price $360 (13 structures)
    Individual structures $37.50

  • Course Code
    Proknow6
    Available Until
    1/31/2018
    Course Type
    ProKnow Contouring Activities
    CEUs
    1.0

    While it may be free to add this activity to your library there are Member and Non-Member prices and payment that will be completed on the ProKnow website. 

    This program focuses on contouring accuracy and combines the use of education media (documents and learning movies) combined with interactive contouring and measurement of performance compared to a set of “gold” contours provided by an expert radiation oncologist. The focus of this particular training is the Right Optic Nerve.

    AAMD Member Prices:
    Yearly subscription price $306 (13 structures)
    Individual structures $31.88

    Non-Member Prices
    Yearly subscription price $360 (13 structures)
    Individual structures $37.50

  • Course Code
    Proknow7
    Available Until
    1/31/2018
    Course Type
    ProKnow Contouring Activities
    CEUs
    1.0

    While it may be free to add this activity to your library there are Member and Non-Member prices and payment that will be completed on the ProKnow website. 

    This program focuses on contouring accuracy and combines the use of education media (documents and learning movies) combined with interactive contouring and measurement of performance compared to a set of “gold” contours provided by an expert radiation oncologist. The focus of this particular training is the Rectum.

    AAMD Member Prices:
    Yearly subscription price $306 (13 structures)
    Individual structures $31.88

    Non-Member Prices
    Yearly subscription price $360 (13 structures)
    Individual structures $37.50

  • Course Code
    ProKnow8
    Available Until
    1/31/2018
    Course Type
    ProKnow Contouring Activities
    CEUs
    1.0

    While it may be free to add this activity to your library there are Member and Non-Member prices and payment that will be completed on the ProKnow website. 

    This program focuses on contouring accuracy and combines the use of education media (documents and learning movies) combined with interactive contouring and measurement of performance compared to a set of “gold” contours provided by an expert radiation oncologist. The focus of this particular training is the Sigmoid.

    AAMD Member Prices:
    Yearly subscription price $306 (13 structures)
    Individual structures $31.88

    Non-Member Prices
    Yearly subscription price $360 (13 structures)
    Individual structures $37.50

  • Course Code
    ProKnow9
    Available Until
    1/31/2018
    Course Type
    ProKnow Contouring Activities
    CEUs
    1.0

    It may be free to add this activity to your library there are Member and Non-Member prices and payment that will be completed on the ProKnow website. 

    This program focuses on contouring accuracy and combines the use of education media (documents and learning movies) combined with interactive contouring and measurement of performance compared to a set of “gold” contours provided by an expert radiation oncologist. The focus of this particular training is the Large Bowel.

    AAMD Member Prices:
    Yearly subscription price $306 (13 structures)
    Individual structures $31.88

    Non-Member Prices
    Yearly subscription price $360 (13 structures)
    Individual structures $37.50