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Planning and Delivering HDR APBI Treatments

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A Kyriacou
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M Chilukuri

S Pella

A Kyriacou1*, M Chilukuri2*, S Pella3*, (1) Aktina Medical Corporation, Astoria, NY, (2) University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, (3) 21st Century Oncology, Boca Raton, FL


4:30 PM : Acceptance procedures for Savi, Contura and ML Mammosite - A Kyriacou, Presenting Author
5:00 PM : Quality Assurance and QMP for Brachytherapy Treatment Delivery and Treatment Planning System - M Chilukuri, Presenting Author
5:30 PM : Planning and Treatment Delivery for APBI Using Savi, Contura and ML Mammosite - S Pella, Presenting Author

TU-H-209-0 (Tuesday, August 2, 2016) 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Room: 209

Learning objective 1:

Although brachytherapy is the oldest form of radiation therapy, the rapid advancement of the methods of dose calculation, treatment planning and treatment delivery pushes us to keep updating our knowledge and experience to new procedures all the time. Our purpose is to present the newest applicators used in Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) and the techniques of using them for a maximum effective treatment. Our objective will be to get the user familiar with the Savi, Contura and ML Mammosite from the detailed description and measurements to cavity eval and choice or size, to acceptance tests and use of each.

Learning objective 2:

At the end of the session the attendants will be able to assist at the scanning of the patient for the first treatment, decide on the proper localization and immobilization devices, import the scans in the treatment planning system, perform the structure segmentation, reconstruct the catheters and develop a treatment plan using inverse planning (IPSA) or volume optimization. The attendant should be able to evaluate the quality of a treatment plan according to the ABS protocols and B39 after this session.

Learning objective 3:

Our goal is that all the attendants to gain knowledge of all the quality assurance procedures required to be performed prior to a treatment, at the beginning of a treatment day, weekly, monthly and annualy on the remote afterloader, the treatment planning system and the secondary check system. We will provide tips for a consistent treatment delivery of the 10 fractions in a BID (twice daily) regimen.


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