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Maximizing the Potential of an SGRT System

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MDCB Credits: 1.00

ARRT Credits: 1.00

Available Until: 12/31/2024

Non-Member Price: $35.00

Member Price: $20.00

Member PLUS Price: $20.00

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Presented by Ellen Herron, BS,RT(T)
Operations Coordinator
Northside Hospital Cancer Institute

Surface Guided Radiation Therapy (SGRT) provides detailed and easily accessible information that simplifies patient setup, allows intra-fraction monitoring and provides a consistent reliable means of Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH) treatment. SGRT has proven to decrease setup time and repeat imaging on familiar as well as challenging setups by detecting necessary movements with more precision and accuracy than traditional setup methods. Furthermore, when maximizing the potential of a SGRT system, this tool can increase and enhance safety measures, increase patient satisfaction, and offer an option for a markerless workflow with better accuracy and efficiency than previous marker based setup methods.

Learner Outcomes: 

  1. List the benefits of using SGRT
  2. Explain how to implement SGRT into the clinic
  3. Identify possible barriers to using SGRT

Ellen Herron, BS,RT(T), works for Northside Hospital Cancer Institute as Operations Coordinator overseeing two clinic locations in Atlanta, GA. She has been in the field of Radiation Oncology for over 15 years. Initially working as staff Radiation therapist to Sr. Radiation Therapist and now to her current role. She is an advocate for all patients to receive the highest standard of care. Ellen has co-author of a chapter in the first ever book on Surface Guided Radiation Therapy. She has been recognized nationally as well as internationally for treatment techniques and clinical procedures in the SGRT community.

Educational Level: Intermediate

ARRT CQR Credit Distribution

Radiation Therapy 2022:
      Treatments = 1.0