IGRT in contemporary radiotherapy

13th March 2020  09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

Image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) tools and protocols have changed considerably in recent years, with increasing use of volumetric and online IGRT techniques. This event will provide radiotherapy professionals with the information they need to understand best practice in the application of clinical IGRT. Image-guidance protocols for common clinical sites will be discussed and the evolving role of adaptive radiotherapy techniques described.

Where daily online IGRT is in use, the accepted methodology for margin calculation can be difficult to apply. We will present the new report from the BIR into this topic, and discuss how residual errors such as delineation error, deformation error, rotational variation, matching error amongst others can be measured and incorporated into a CTV-PTV margin formula.

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Educational aims

  • To understand the basics of operation of common online imaging techniques
  • To review the current state of adaptive radiotherapy in clinical practice, and how this may be expected to develop
  • To discuss IGRT protocols for common clinical sites
  • To understand recommendations of the BIR geometric uncertainties working party, in particular how to quantify the magnitude of residual geometric uncertainties in daily online IGRT
 

Registration Fees

BIR Member Plan 1 £185

BIR Member Plan 2 £125

BIR Trainee member £125

BIR Retired/Student member £65

Non member £295


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Bayer

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Philips Healthcare

Enabling better health and better care at lower cost Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people`s lives across the health continuum - from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Applying advanced technologies and deep clinical and consumer insights, Philips delivers integrated solutions that improve people`s health and enable better outcomes. Partnering with its customers, Philips seeks to transform how healthcare is delivered and experienced. The company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. www.philips.co.uk/healthcare

Siemens Healthineers

At Siemens Healthineers, our purpose is to enable healthcare providers to increase value by empowering them on their journey towards expanding precision medicine, transforming care delivery, and improving patient experience, all enabled by digitalising healthcare. An estimated 5 million patients globally everyday benefit from our innovative technologies and services in the areas of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging, laboratory diagnostics and molecular medicine, as well as digital health and enterprise services. We are a leading medical technology company with over 170 years of experience and 18,000 patents globally. With more than 48,000 dedicated colleagues in 75 countries, we will continue to innovate and shape the future of healthcare. For more information and latest product line, please visit www.healthcare.siemens.co.uk