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Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine

Annual Fall Meeting

29 September 2012 – University of Mary Washington – Stafford Campus, Stafford, VA

Final Program

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8.00: Registration

9.00: Welcome: Cari Borrás, MAC-AAPM President

New Horizons Lecture

Moderator: David Djajaputra, MAC-AAPM President-Elect

9.15 – 10.00: “Microfluidic Devices for Blood Fractionation and Detection of Circulating Tumor Cells” — German Drazer, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

10.00: Discussion

10.15 – 10.45: Coffee Break — Visit Technical Exhibit

Symposium:Advanced Topics of Imaging in Radiation Therapy”

Moderator: Cari Borrás, MAC-AAPM President

10.45 – 11.15: “Image-guided Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) for Breast Cancer – A New Paradigm” — Cedric Yu, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

11.15 – 11.45: Advances in Image-guided Brachytherapy” — Jeffrey F. Williamson, Department of Radiation Oncology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

11.45 – 12.15: “Image-Guided High Intensity Focus Ultrasound: The Future of Radiation Oncology?” — David J. Schlesinger, Department of Radiation Oncology and Neurosurgery, University of Virginia Health Systems, Charlottesville, VA

12.15 – 1.30: Lunch — Visit Technical Exhibit

1.30 – 2.00: “Induced Thermal Injury with Radiosurgery Head Frames During 3T MR Imaging” — Daniel J. Bourland, Department of Radiation Oncology, Physics, and Biomedical Engineering, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

 Young Investigators Session

Moderator: David Schlesinger, MAC-AAPM Secretary Treasurer

2.00 – 2.12: “Feature Tracking and Motion Modeling for Respiratory Signal Extraction in Cone Beam CT Scan Projections” — Salam Dhou, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, VCU, Richmond, VA

2.12 – 2.24: “Non-Uniform B-Spline Deformable Image Registration” — Travis Jacobson and Martin Murphy, Department of Radiation Oncology, VCU, Richmond, VA

2.24 – 2.36: “Gamma Knife Perfexion(TM) Dosimetry: A Monte Carlo Model of One Sector” — Ryan Best, UVA Health Systems, Charlottesville, VA

2.36 – 2.48: “Automatic Treatment Planning for SBRT Pancreas Patients” — Joseph A. Moore, Joseph Herman, Kimberly T. Evans, Wuyang Yang, and Todd R. McNutt, Department of Radiation Oncology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Baltimore, MD

2.48 – 3.00: “Static Breath-Hold MRI and Deformable Image Registration Based Measurement of Pulmonary Function: Contrast Enhanced vs. Non-Contrast Lung MRIs” — Dong Han, Elisabeth Weiss, Geoffrey Hugo, John Chet Ford, Jeffrey Williamson, and Kai Ding, Department of Radiation Oncology, VCU, Richmond, VA

3.00 – 3.12: “Analysis of Template Shape Generation in Markerless Tumor Trajectory Estimation in Lung Cancer PatientsShufei Chen and Geoffrey Hugo, Department of Radiation Oncology, VCU, Richmond, VA

3.12 – 3.24: “Field Map Method for Field Homogeneity Monitoring Using an Automated Quality Assurance Tool” — David R. Little, M. Wasil Wahi-Anwar, Amanda Gearhart, and Susan K. Lemieux, Social, Life, and Engineering Sciences Imaging Center and Department of Physics, Penn State University, PA

3.24 – 3.36: “An Automated Quality Assurance Tool for EPI-MRI: Results for SNR, Ghosting, and Stability” — James S. Rotella, Amanda Gearhart, and Susan K. Lemieux, M. Wasil Wahi-Anwar, Amanda Gearhart, and Susan K. Lemieux, Social, Life, and Engineering Sciences Imaging Center and Department of Physics, Penn State University, PA

3.36 – 3.48: “An Inexpensive Scanner-Independent Motion Monitor for MRI” — M. Wasil Wahi-Anwar, David R. Little, James S. Rotella, Amanda Gearhart, and Susan K. Lemieux, M. Wasil Wahi-Anwar, Amanda Gearhart, and Susan K. Lemieux, Social, Life, and Engineering Sciences Imaging Center and Department of Physics, Penn State University, PA

3:48 – 4.15: Coffee Break: Visit Technical Exhibit

4:15 – 4.30: Young Investigator Award Ceremony

Proffered Session (Contributed oral papers)

Moderator: Nesrin Dogan, MAC-AAPM Board Representative

4.30 – 4.45: “Construction and Calibration of an Integrated X-Ray/Optical Tomography System” — Yidong Yang, Department of Radiation Oncology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

4.45 – 5.00: “Monte Carlo Dose Calculation for TomoTherapy using Cloud Computing” — Quan Chen, Department of Radiation Oncology, UVA Health System, Charlottesville, VA

5.00 – 5.10: “Proton Beam Radiotherapy at Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI)” — T. Twyford, C. Butuceanu, N. Baillie, B. Athar, S. Duwuri, J. Renegar, N. Demez, S. Chung, C. Long, P. Wong, Hampton University, Hampton, VA

5.10 – 6.00: Annual Business Meeting

6.00: Closure

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