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What Diagnostic Radiologists Need to Know about Radiation Oncology.

Time:

2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Author:

Stephanie A. Terezakis, Ruth F. Lavigne, Maximilian Diehn, and Dwight E. Heron

Code: RC118

Objective:

This session has four sections. The first is Basic Concepts in , which discusses the terminology used in the principles and practice of radiation oncology. Attendees will learn how radiologic imaging is incorporated into radiation treatment planning. This section is going also to highlight basic principles behind tumor volume and normal tissue contouring. The second section is Radiation Therapy Techniques, which describes nonlinear accelerator based techniques of radiation therapy. This section also identifies the risks and benefits of each modality, and when each is appropriate. The section is going to review dosimetry of each different technique using dose-volume histograms and isodoses. The third section is Applications of PET in Radiation Oncology, which is discussing how PET-CT is used differently by radiation oncologists compared to other specialists. Attendees will learn the impact of PET-CT on radiation treatment planning, in addition to the potential new uses of PET in radiation therapy that are currently being explored. The fourth section is in the Head and Body, which discusses pitfalls and progress for implementing extracranial radiosurgery. Attendees will learn about the clinical outcomes of head and neck, lung and pancreatic patients treated with radiosurgery. This section is also discussing the role of PET/CT in highly conformal body radiosurgery.

 

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