2D to 3D to External Beam Radiotherapy

This pilot curriculum creates a virtual classroom environment allowing lively interaction, practical document-sharing, real-time questions, and follow-up over the course of 12 weeks. Our educators are some of the world's top professionals, hailing from a consortium of academic universities in the United States.

Lead Educators
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Dr. Shada Ramahi                             Dr. Piotr Dubrowski

Curriculum Outline
  1. Grand Opening: Overview of transitioning from 2D to 3D EBRT

  2. Acceptance and Commissioning, Strategy, Capabilities, and Planning

  3. Patient positioning and fixation

  4. Importing CTs, Creating Structure sets

  5. Prescribing and Reporting (ICRU 50/62) and Written Planning Directives

  6. Basic 3D Conformal planning and introduction to plan interpretation:

  7. Advanced 3D Planning Methods

  8. IGRT: guidelines for matching/alignment, methods and workflows 

  9. Clinics share their current documentation and clinic workflows

  10. Clinics share revised documentation and clinic workflows

  11. IGRT: Clinics share overview, photos, and/or videos of current set-ups

  12. Reviewing Portal Images (Practical Basic cases)

  13. Contouring: Introduction to ProKnow and Instructions for uploading cases

  14. Contouring Training Cases with ProKnow: Cervical Cancer

  15. Contouring Training Cases with ProKnow: Breast

  16. Evaluating normal tissue constraints and plans for treatment

  17. External Beam QA program review

  18. Example Session with Chart Rounds and Peer Review

  19. Panel review of HW assignments

  20. External Calibration Audit

  21. Morning QA with IGRT verification / Couch shifts with RTT

  22. 2nd Check software

  23. Treatment Delivery

  24. Reviewing Portal Images (Practical, Advanced/Difficult Cases)

  25. Working through challenges

Videos

Grand Opening: Overview of transitioning from 2D to 3D EBRT

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Piotr Dubrowski, Ph.D

Medical Physicist

Layth Mula-Hassain, MB ChB, MSc, EF. 

Faculty of Medicine

University of Ottawa

Stanford University

Acceptance and Commissioning, Strategy, Capabilities, and Planning

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Soha Ahmed, MD

Radiation Oncologist

Aswan University

Dante Roa, Ph.D

Medical Physicist

University of California,

Irvine

Patient positioning and fixation

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Ryan Mosher

Radiation Therapist

University of California, San Diego

Importing CTs, Creating Structure sets

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Justus Adamson, Ph.D

Medical Physicist

Duke University

Prescribing and Reporting (ICRU 50/62)

and Written Planning Directives

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Shada Wadi-Ramahi, PhD

Medical Physicist

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Basic 3D Conformal planning and introduction to plan interpretation

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Shada Wadi-Ramahi, PhD

Medical Physicist

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Advanced 3D Planning Methods

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Shada Wadi-Ramahi, PhD

Medical Physicist

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

IGRT: guidelines for matching/alignment, methods and workflows 

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Justus Adamson, Ph.D

Medical Physicist

Duke University

Clinics Share Documents and Clinic Workflow

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Justus Adamson, Ph.D

Piotr Dubrowski, Ph.D

Medical Physicist

Medical Physicist

Duke University

Stanford University

IGRT: Clinics share overview, photos, and/or videos of current set-ups

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John Michael Briceño, Ph.D

Medical Physicist

Elekta

Reviewing Portal Images

(Practical Basic cases)

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Chika Nwachukwu, MD

Radiation Oncologist

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Contouring: Introduction to ProKnow and Instructions for uploading cases

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Ben Li, MD

Radiation Oncologist

University of California San Francisco

Contouring Training Cases with ProKnow: Cervical Cancer

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Dan Wakefield, MD

Radiation Oncologist

University of Tennessee, Memphis

Contouring Training Cases with ProKnow: Breast

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Soha Ahmed, MD

Radiation Oncologist

Aswan University

Evaluating normal tissue constraints and plans for treatment

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Anuja Jhingran, MD

Frank Ascoli, MS

Radiation Oncologist

Medical Physicist

Texas Tech University 

External Beam QA program review

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Tia Plautz, PhD

Medical Physicist

University of California San Diego

Example Session with Chart Rounds and Peer Review

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Piotr Dubrowski, Ph.D

Medical Physicist

Dan Wakefield

Radiation Oncologist

University of Tennessee, Memphis

Stanford University

Panel review of HW assignments

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Piotr Dubrowski, Ph.D

Medical Physicist

Layth Mula-Hassain, MB ChB, MSc, EF. 

Faculty of Medicine

University of Ottawa

Stanford University

External Calibration Audit

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Frank Ascoli, MS

Medical Physicist

Morning QA with IGRT verification / Couch shifts with RTT

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Frank Ascoli, MS

Medical Physicist

2nd Check software

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Shada Wadi-Ramahi, PhD

Medical Physicist

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Treatment Delivery

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Frank Ascoli, MS

Medical Physicist

Working through challenges

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Piotr Dubrowski, Ph.D

Medical Physicist

Stanford University