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Scientific Program Schedule
Day 5, Thursday, June 26, 2003

Time Topic & Faculty Objectives
8:00 – 8:45 AM Overview of Intensity Modulated Electron Therapy
Ken Hogstrom
PDF Presentation (588 KB)
Describe the physics principles of intensity modulated electron therapy. Provide an overview of the current medical applications of this technique. Review the dosimetry issues associated with this technique
8:45 – 9:30 AM Overview of Compensated and Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy
Tony Lomax
PDF Presentation (689 KB)
Describe the physics principles of proton therapy. Review the development of equipment specifically for medical application. Describe the principle of IMPT. Review the advantages and disadvantages if IMPT over IMRT.
9:30 – 10:00 AM DISCUSSION
10:00 – 10:15 AM BREAK
10:15 – 11:00 AM Socio-Economic Issues of IMRT
Mike Gillin
PDF Presentation (1.37 MB)
Review the clinical indication of IMRT and the impact of this technology on patient care. Provide an overview on cost versus benefit for this advanced technology Review the physics issues that are germane to an IMRT program. Provide estimates of overall effort required to start and maintain an IMRT program.
11:00 – 11:45 AM Future of IMRT
Jerry Battista
PDF Presentation (1.92 MB)
Provide an overall summary of the state-of-the-art of IMRT an provide a vision for its future.


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