Sponsored Content | Webinar | Treatment Planning| May 15, 2017

WEBINAR: Advances in CT to Enhance Radiation Therapy Planning

This webinar is sponsored by Philips Healthcare

 Philips_SmartArc

The webinar "Advances in Computed Tomography (CT) to Enhance Radiation Therapy Planning," will offer an overview of the use of CT simulation in radiation therapy and the technologies available to reduce image artifacts that may impact the quality of care. 

The webinar took place June 7, 2017, and the archive version is available immediately when you register.

Register for this webinar

This webinar is sponsored by Philips Healthcare.

 

Statement of Purpose
CT simulation is the current standard of care for radiation therapy treatment planning due to its excellent geometric fidelity and relationship to material density required for dose calculation. However, image artifacts may be detrimental to treatment planning accuracy. This talk will describe the state of the art of CT artifact reduction, particularly for metal artifacts and potential impacts on radiation therapy planning. Furthermore, as we image more frequently for adaptive planning purposes and adhere to as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA) principles, dose reduction and image optimization without information loss is essential. Concepts such as incorporating advanced CT reconstruction algorithms such as iterative and model-based reconstruction will be discussed. The impact of using these algorithms in the context of radiation therapy will be described. Finally, consideration will be given to emerging CT applications on the horizon.

 

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

• Review causes of CT image artifacts and potential impacts on treatment planning.
• Explain the state of the art for metal artifact reduction technologies in CT and their potential impact on clinical treatment planning.
• Define typical CT doses in the context of radiation therapy.
• Discuss existing CT technologies to lower dose in image acquisition and examine the potential clinical impact in radiation oncology.
• Describe emerging CT applications under development and use in radiation oncology.

 

Intended Audience:
This activity is intended for radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists, and all staff involved in imaging used for oncology treatment planning and simulation.

 

Speaker:

Carri K. Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., DABRCarri K. Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., DABR
Director of Translational Research
Henry Ford Health System

Glide-Hurst obtained her Ph.D. in medical physics from Wayne State University in 2007, focusing her efforts on breast ultrasound tomography and utilizing acoustic parameters for breast density evaluation.  She then spent two years in postdoctoral training in the Department of Radiation Oncology at William Beaumont Hospital, with an emphasis on motion management techniques in lung cancer.  She has since been at Henry Ford Health Systems in Detroit, where she currently holds the position of director of translational research. Her primary clinical and research focus includes the implementation of CT and MR simulation (MR-SIM) into radiation oncology and treatment planning. Glide-Hurst is the co-chair of AAPM Task Group 284 - Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Simulation in Radiotherapy: Considerations for Clinical Implementation, Optimization, and Quality Assurance.  Glide-Hurst was awarded a five-year NIH R01 grant on the Development of Anatomical Patient Models to Facilitate MR-only Treatment Planning.  She has published more than 35 peer-reviewed publications and  about 100 abstracts related to imaging in radiation therapy.

 

Register for this webinar

Related Content

Merit Medical Completes Acquisition of Cianna Medical
News | Women's Health | November 14, 2018
Disposable device manufacturer Merit Medical Systems Inc. announced the closing of a definitive merger agreement to...
Researchers Awarded 2018 Canon Medical Systems USA/RSNA Research Grants
News | Radiology Imaging | November 13, 2018
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research & Education (R&E) Foundation recently announced the...
Videos | ASTRO | November 08, 2018
ITN Editor Dave Fornell took a tour of some of the most innovative technologies on display on the expo floor at the 
The Fujifilm FCT Embrace CT System displayed for the first time at ASTRO 2018.
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | November 07, 2018
Fujifilm's first FDA-cleared compu...
MaxQ AI Receives FDA Clearance for Accipio Ix Intracranial Hemorrhage Platform
Technology | Artificial Intelligence | November 07, 2018
MaxQ AI announced that its Accipio Ix intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) detection software has received 510(k) clearance...
This is the Siemens Magnetom Sola RT edition 1.5T MRI system optimized for radiation therapy displayed for the first time since gaining FDA clearance in 2018. It was displayed at the American Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ASTRO) 2018 annual meeting. Read more about this system at ASTRO 2018. #ASTRO18 #ASTRO2018
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | November 07, 2018
This is the Siemens Magnetom Sola RT edition 1.5T MRI system optimized for...
GE Healthcare Discovery RF Gen 2 system displayed at ASTRO 2018. It is a dedicated computed tomography (CT) scanner for radiation oncology
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | November 07, 2018
This is the GE Healthcare Discovery RF Gen 2 system displayed at the ...