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Contouring Common Structures For CNS & H&N Cases in Radiation Oncology

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MDCB Credits: 1.00

ARRT Credits: 1.00

Available Until: 4/30/2022

Non-Member Price: $35.00

Member Price: $20.00

Member PLUS Price: $20.00

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Presented by J. Ben Wilkinson, MD, FACRO
Coastal Radiation Oncology/GenesisCare

This session will describe three commonly contoured neurologic normal tissue structures for central nervous system cases in radiation oncology.  The three structures covered are the chiasm, cochlea and brachial plexus.  Examples of actual contouring will be shown.  Learn some contouring tips and tricks! 

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Confidentially contour three commonly used neurologic structures
  2. Identify the NRG/RTOG guidelines or dose constraints for these structures
  3. Discuss the concept of a Planning Risk Volume (PRV)

Educational Level: Entry Level

Dr. Ben Wilkinson is a board-certified radiation oncologist specializing in the treatment of all cancers including prostate, breast, lung, and brain tumors. He and his wife, Laurin, grew up in San Diego. After graduating high school, Dr. Wilkinson attended college at Texas Christian University and then medical school at Texas A&M College of Medicine. He completed his intern year at University of Maryland, followed by residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan.

​Dr. Wilkinson has authored or co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed manuscripts, review articles, and book chapters, and has also presented his research at multiple national meetings. Dr. Wilkinson is co-chair of ASTRO’s (American Society for Radiation Oncology) Communications Committee and co-chair of ACRO’s (American College of Radiation Oncology) membership committee. He is also a board member for the Radiating Hope Foundation, a non-profit that provides radiation treatment equipment to developing countries including Panama, Senegal, and Nepal. 

​In his local community, he and his family are actively involved in their church, where Dr. Wilkinson has previously taught an anatomy and physiology co-op class and enjoys attending Bible Study Fellowship (BSF). Dr. Wilkinson and his wife are blessed to have three young daughters (Brinkley, Elley, and Natalie) and are very happy to call the Central Coast home.