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Start Time:

24 November 2008 at 08:15

Ends On:

5 December 2008

Location:

Trieste - Italy

Venue:

LB (Lecture Room C)

Organizer(s):

Local Organizer: L. Bertocchi

Material:

no notes available

24 November 2008
08:15
09:00
Registration Outside Lecture Room C starting 8:15
45'
09:00
09:30
Introductory Part

School Opening, Faculty Introduction, Program Presentation
30'
09:30
10:30
IAEA PACT and its role in establishing radiotherapy programmes in developing countries
01h00'
Stanislav Vatnitsky
IAEA, Vienna, Austria
10:30
11:00
Coffee Break
30'
11:00
13:00
IAEA guidelines on transition from 2D radiotherapy to 3D conformal and IMRT programme
02h00'
Stanislav Vatnitsky
13:00
14:00
Lunch Break
01h00'
14:00
14:45
Equipment for dose delivery and QA measurements

Equipment for delivery of 3D CRT
45'
Rossella Vidimari
Ospedale Maggiore, Centro Tumori, Trieste
14:45
15:30
Equipment and technique for brachytherapy
45'
Otto Sauer
Universitat Wurzburg, Germany
15:30
16:00
Coffee Break
30'
16:00
17:00
Equipment for dosimetry measurements and QA in external radiotherapy beams
01h00'
Rossella Vidimari
25 November 2008
09:00
09:45
Imaging in 3D CRT

Role of imaging in radiotherapy
45'
Stanislav Vatnitsky
09:45
10:30
Use of CT in 3D CRT
45'
Otto Sauer
10:30
11:00
Coffee Break
30'
11:00
12:00
Use of MRI in 3D CRT
01h00'
Guenter Hartmann
German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
12:00
13:00
Brachytherapy treatment planning
01h00'
Otto Sauer
13:00
14:00
Lunch Break
01h00'
14:00
14:45
NM imaging in 3D CRT, PET/CT
45'
Guenter Hartmann
14:45
15:30
Simulation (fluoroscopic and CT) for 3D CRT
45'
Franco Milano
Universita' di Firenze, Italy
15:30
16:00
Coffee Break
30'
16:00
17:00
Portal imaging (films and EPID)
01h00'
Franco Milano
26 November 2008
09:00
09:45
Dosimetry calibration of radiotherapy beams

IAEA TRS 398 Dosimetry code of practice - structure and formalism
45'
Guenter Hartmann
09:45
10:30
Absorbed dose to water calibration of high-photon beams follow IAEA TRS 398
45'
Guenter Hartmann
10:30
11:00
Coffee Break
30'
11:00
12:00
Absorbed dose water calibration of electron beams follow IAEA TRS 398
01h00'
Franco Milano
12:00
13:00
IARC-WHO activities
01h00'
Cecilia Sepulveda
WHO
13:00
14:00
Lunch Break
01h00'
14:00
14:45
Treatment planning

Principles of 3D image-based treatment planning of conformal RT
45'
Franco Milano
14:45
15:30
Purchase process and acceptance testing of TPS - IAEA guidelines (TRS 430, TECDOC 1540)
45'
Stanislav Vatnitsky
15:30
16:00
Coffee Break
30'
16:00
16:30
Immobilization and patient positioning in 3D CRT
30'
Franco Milano
16:30
18:00
Self Study
01h30'
18:30
21:30
Reception - Buffet Dinner for all Participants - Adriatico Guesthouse Cafeteria
03h00'
27 November 2008
09:00
09:45
QA of treatment planning process

Clinical commissioning of TPS - IAEA QA guidelines (IAEA TRS 430, TECDOC 1583)
45'
Stanislav Vatnitsky
09:45
10:30
Monitor unit computation for clinical beams
45'
Guenter Hartmann
10:30
11:00
Coffee Break
30'
11:00
13:00
Introductory and preparing for practicals
02h00'
Stanislav Vatnitsky/Eduard Gershkevitsh
13:00
14:00
Lunch Break
01h00'
14:00
18:00
Practical Session

Calculation of test cases on TPS
04h00'
Stanislav Vatnitsky/Eduard Gershkevitsh
Practicals in Lecture Room C (Group 1);
Exhibitions in Room 295 (Groups 2 and 3)
28 November 2008
09:00
12:00
Practical Session

Calculation of test cases on TPS
03h00'
Eduard Gershkevitsh/Stanislav Vatnitsky
Practicals in Lecture Room C (Group 1 and 2);
Group 3 in Room 295
12:00
13:00
Lunch Break
01h00'
13:00
14:00
TRANSFER TO HOSPITAL
01h00'
14:00
18:00
Practical Session (Medical physicists with experience in TP)

Dose measurements on treatment machine at the hospital
04h00'
Eduard Gershkevitsh/Stanislav Vatnitsky
14:00
18:00
Practical session (Medical physicists with no experience in TP)

Demonstration of treatment planning systems by exhibitors
04h00'
Exhibitors (CMS, Varian, Nucletron)
In Lecture Room C and Room 295
29 November 2008
09:00
13:00
Practical Session All Participants

Comparison of measured and calculated data, discussion of the results, preparation of reports
04h00'
Eduard Gershkevitsh/Stan Vatnitsky, Exhibitors
Practicals in Lecture Room C (Group 1, Group 2)
Group 3 in Room 295
09:00
13:00
Preparation for virtual radiotherapy technologists training demonstration
04h00'
Andy Beavis
Vertual Ltd. UK
Seminar Room
13:00
14:00
Lunch Break
01h00'
14:00
16:00
Virtual radiotherapy technologists training demonstration
02h00'
Andy Beavis
Vertual Ltd, UK
1 December 2008
09:00
09:45
QA of treatment planning

TG 43 and dose calculations in brachytherapy
45'
Jean-Claude Rosenwald
Vitry, France
09:45
10:30
In vivo dosimetry as a tool for dose delivery verification (diodes, EPID, TLD, Mosfets, OSL)
45'
Philip Mayles
Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology, U.K.
10:30
11:00
Coffee Break
30'
11:00
12:00
Patient specific QA of treatment planning
01h00'
Helen Mayles
Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology, U.K.
12:00
13:00
R&V systems and data transfer QA (DICOM)
01h00'
J-C. Rosenwald
13:00
14:00
Lunch Break
01h00'
14:00
14:45
Practical session

Review of TRS 398 photons spreadsheet calculation
45'
Saiful Huq
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Cancer Centers, USA
14:45
15:30
Review of TRS 398 electrons spreadsheet calculation
45'
Saiful Huq
15:30
16:00
Coffee Break
30'
16:00
18:00
Self Study
02h00'
2 December 2008
09:00
09:45
QA of RT equipment

Specification and acceptance testing of RT equipment (IEC, IAEA guidelines)
45'
Philip Mayles
09:45
10:30
Commissioning and QC of RT delivery equipment (Co-60, linacs)
45'
Helen Mayles
10:30
11:00
Coffee Break
30'
11:00
11:45
QA of MLC
45'
Philip Mayles
11:45
12:30
Commissioning and QC of simulators and EPIDs
45'
Saiful Huq
12:30
13:00
Commissioning and QC of afterloaders
30'
Helen Mayles
13:00
14:00
Lunch Break
01h00'
14:00
18:00
Practical session

Independent MU calculation in radiotherapy beams
04h00'
S. Huq/P. Mayles/H. Mayles/J-C. Rosenwald
3 December 2008
09:00
09:45
Novel technologies

Clinical implementations of IMRT - IAEA guidelines (TECDOC 1583)
45'
Philip Mayles
09:45
10:30
IMRT treatment planning
45'
Helen Mayles
10:30
11:00
Coffee Break
30'
11:00
11:45
Patient specific QA in IMRT
45'
Saiful Huq
11:45
12:30
Monte Carlo in treatment planning
45'
J-C. Rosenwald
12:30
14:00
Lunch Break
01h30'
14:00
14:45
Stereotactic radiosurgery
45'
Josef Novotny
Hospital Na Homolce, Prague, Czech Republic
14:45
15:30
Novel methods (Cyberknife, Tomo, IGRT, etc.)
45'
Saiful Huq
15:30
16:00
Coffee Break
30'
16:00
18:00
Self Study
02h00'
4 December 2008
09:00
10:30
Radiation protection

Prevention of accidents in radiotherapy
01h30'
Josef Novotny
10:30
11:00
Coffee Break
30'
11:00
11:30
QUATRO - a tool for quality improvement
30'
Stanislav Vatnitsky
11:30
12:30
Radiation protection of patient in radiotherapy
01h00'
Josef Novotny
12:30
13:00
Small beam dosimetry
30'
Saiful Huq
13:00
14:00
Lunch Break
01h00'
14:00
18:00
Self study, preparation for examination
04h00'
5 December 2008
09:00
10:30
Presentation of practical sessions results and discussion; Review of the course, participants feedback
01h30'
Stan Vatnitsky/Josef Novotny
10:30
11:00
Coffee Break
30'
11:00
13:00
Examinations
02h00'
13:00
14:00
Lunch Break
01h00'
14:00
16:00
Review of examination results, closure
02h00'
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