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MAC-AAPM Symposium on QA of Imaging in Radiation Therapy

Friday October 11, 2013

7.30 – 8.30 Registration and Breakfast
8.30 – 8.40 Welcome and Introduction
David Djajaputra, PhD – MAC-AAPM President
 Moderator: Mehrdad Sarfaraz, PhD – MedStar RadAmerica
8.40 – 9.10 QA of Imaging in Radiation Therapy: An Overview
Jatinder Palta, PhD, FAAPM – Virginia Commonwealth University, VA
9.10 – 9.50 MV Imaging: Hardware, Software, and QA
Weihua Mao, PhD – University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX
9.50 – 10.30 On-Board Imaging (OBI): 2D, 3D, and QA
Koren Smith, MS – Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Mohammad Bakhtiari, PhD – MedStar Franklin Square, Baltimore, MD
10.30 – 10.45 Coffee Break and Vendor Visits
MOBIUS 10-minute Presentation
Moderator: Weihua Mao, PhD, U. Texas Southwestern
10.45 – 11.45 Cone-Beam CT: Physics, Artifacts, and QA
Gig Mageras, PhD, FAAPM – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY
11.45 – 12.30 4DCT: Imaging Issues, Artifacts, and QA
Fritz Lerma, PhD – MedStar RadAmerica, Baltimore, MD
Gig Mageras, PhD, FAAPM – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch and Vendor Visits
MEVION 15-minute Presentation: Implementing a Mevion Proton Therapy Center
Moderator: Dalong Pang, PhD, Georgetown University
14.00 – 14.30 Radiofrequency Imaging: Physics, Practice, and QA
Matthew Earl, PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
14.30 – 15.00 Optical/Surface Imaging in Radiation Therapy
Giovanni Lasio, PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
15.00 – 15.15 Coffee Break and Vendor Visits
STANDARD IMAGING 10-minute Presentation
Moderator: Yildirim Mutaf, PhD, U. Maryland Medical Center
15.15 – 15.45 Ultrasound in Radiation Therapy: Devices and QA
Teboh Roland, PhD, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
15.45 – 16.15 QC of Imaging in Radiation Therapy: What to Expect in Practice Accreditation
Mehdy Jabir, MPhil, Dade-Moeller & Associates
16.15 – 17.00 Panel Discussion
All Speakers
18.00 – 21.00 Vendor Sponsored Night Out

MAC-AAPM Annual Meeting and Young Investigator Symposium

Saturday, October 12, 2013

7.30 – 8.20 Registration and Breakfast
SATURDAY SESSION 1: Proffered Session
Moderator: Cari Borrás, MAC-AAPM Past-President
8.20 – 8.35 Independent IMRT QA for TomoTherapy using Monte Carlo and log file
Quan Chen, PhD, University of Virginia
8.35 – 8.50 Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy (IORT) for women with early stage breast cancer
Kai Dou, PhD, Mercy Hospital, Baltimore
SATURDAY SESSION 2: New Technologies Lectures
Moderator: Karl Prado, PhD, University of Maryland
9.00 – 10.00 New Technologies 1: Mevion Proton Therapy
Lionel Bouchet, PhD, Mevion
10.00 – 11.00 New Technologies 2: MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy
Prabhakar Tripuraneni, MD, FASTRO, ViewRay
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break and Vendor Visits
SUN NUCLEAR 10-minute Presentation
SATURDAY SESSION 3: Clinical Proton Therapy
Moderator: Katja Langen, PhD, U. Maryland Proton Center
11.30 – 12.15 The Brave New World of Proton Therapy
Richard Maughan, PhD, FAAPM – University of Pennsylvania, PA
12.15 – 13.30 Lunch and Vendor Visits
RAYSEARCH 15-minute Presentation
13:30 – 14.15 QA of Proton Therapy: What is Different from Photon?
Srividya Duvvuri, PhD – Hampton University Proton Center, VA
SATURDAY SESSION 4: Young Investigator Symposium
Moderator: Wei Lu, PhD, University of Maryland
14.15 – 14.28 Alignment of multi-radiation isocenters for megavoltage photon beam
Yin Zhang, PhD, Johns Hopkins
14.28 – 14.41 A single device for mechanical and radiation Quality Assurance measurements of medical accelerators
Esteban Velarde, PhD, Johns Hopkins
14.41 – 14.54 Current method for calculating air density can overestimate skin dose
Ryan Best, PhD, UVA
14.54 – 15.07 Dynamic keyhole of MR image reconstruction technique in the presence of respiratory motion for real-time MR-guided radiotherapy
Taeho Kim, PhD, UVA
15.07 – 15.20 A treatment planning feasibility study for prostate LDR brachytherapy treatments using the new Pd-103 CivaString source
James Ververs, PhD, VCU
15.20 – 15.33 Deformable registration of post-implant MRI to intra-operative ultrasound images for permanent prostate brachytherapy treatment assessment
Adam Robinson, PhD, Johns Hopkins
15.33 – 15.46 Coverage-based treatment planning to accommodate delineation uncertainties in prostate cancer treatment
Huijun Xu, PhD, U. Maryland
15.46 – 15.51 Efficient tools for evaluation of normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) in head-and-neck patients: An Oncospace Project
Scott Robertson, PhD, Johns Hopkins
16.00 – 16.15 Coffee Break and Vendor Visits
PHILIPS 10-minute Presentation
16.15 – 16.30 Young Investigator Award Ceremony
Moderator: Susan Lemieux, PhD, Penn State
16.30 – 17.30 Business Meeting