The Advancements and Challenges of Small-Field Dosimetry in Radiotherapy

The Advancements and Challenges of Small-Field Dosimetry in Radiotherapy

Sign up today to be a part of an insightful live webinar on February 15, 2024, at 8:30 a.m. GMT / 7 p.m. ACDT. This webinar aims to explore the exciting techniques, innovations, and future prospects in the field of radiotherapy, specifically focusing on small-field dosimetry.

The field of radiotherapy plays a crucial role in the treatment and palliation of patients. One particular area that has gained significant importance is stereotactic radiation therapy. The correct implementation of small-field dosimetry is essential for the precise delivery of radiation treatments in this field.

During the webinar, we will delve into the complexities and challenges that arise due to the small size of stereotactic treatment fields. Rather than relying on traditional quotes, we will provide a comprehensive understanding of the efforts made in addressing these challenges. This includes exploring the strategies employed within our own institution as well as discussing the latest advancements highlighted in current literature.

Additionally, the webinar will offer an overview of the currently available devices for quality assurance in small-field dosimetry. We will also shed light on the ongoing efforts within the medical physics community to enhance the accuracy and reliability of radiotherapy treatments. By participating in this webinar, you will gain insights into the evolving landscape and future developments in small-field radiotherapy quality assurance.

Leading the discussion will be Luis Muñoz, a medical physicist working for GenesisCare in Adelaide, SA, Australia. Apart from his work in the clinic, Luis is also pursuing a part-time PhD at the University of Wollongong. With a specific interest in small-field dosimetry and planning automation, Luis brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the webinar.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of a forward-thinking webinar that aims to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange in the field of small-field dosimetry in radiotherapy. Sign up now and join us on February 15, 2024.

FAQ:
1. What is the focus of the live webinar?
The live webinar aims to explore innovative techniques, future prospects, and challenges in the field of radiotherapy, specifically focusing on small-field dosimetry.

2. Why is small-field dosimetry important in radiotherapy?
Small-field dosimetry is crucial for the precise delivery of radiation treatments, particularly in the field of stereotactic radiation therapy. It helps ensure accurate and effective treatment for patients.

3. What will be discussed during the webinar?
The webinar will delve into the complexities and challenges posed by the small size of stereotactic treatment fields. It will provide an understanding of the strategies employed to address these challenges and highlight the latest advancements in the field.

4. What will be covered regarding quality assurance in small-field dosimetry?
The webinar will offer an overview of currently available devices for quality assurance in small-field dosimetry. It will also discuss ongoing efforts within the medical physics community to further enhance the accuracy and reliability of radiotherapy treatments.

5. Who will be leading the webinar discussion?
The discussion will be led by Luis Muñoz, a medical physicist working for GenesisCare in Adelaide, SA, Australia. Luis has expertise in small-field dosimetry and planning automation, and he is also pursuing a part-time PhD at the University of Wollongong.

Key Terms:
1. Radiotherapy: The use of radiation to treat and manage diseases, particularly cancer.

2. Small-field dosimetry: The measurement and analysis of radiation doses in small treatment fields, particularly relevant in stereotactic radiation therapy.

3. Stereotactic radiation therapy: A technique used to deliver precise and high-dose radiation to specific targets, often used in the treatment of brain tumors and other localized areas.

Related Links:
GenesisCare: Link to the main domain of GenesisCare, the organization where Luis Muñoz works, providing various radiotherapy services.
University of Wollongong: Link to the main domain of the University of Wollongong, where Luis Muñoz is pursuing his part-time PhD.