FRIDAY 26 APRIL 2019 |  8:30-17:00

  • Course directors: B. Slotman (NL) and C. Gani (DE)


Course aim

To provide an overview of the current and potential role of external beam MRI guided radiotherapy for clinicians.

Learning objectives

  • To obtain an overview on MRI guided systems for external beam radiotherapy 
  • To assess the clinical benefits of MRI-guided radiotherapy for various tumour sites 
  • To identify limitations of MRI guided radiotherapy 
  • To become engaged in this new field within radiotherapy 
  • To get an overview of the potential of MR hybrid devices as a research tool.


Who should attend? 

Everyone interested in the exciting new field of MRI guided adaptive radiotherapy. The program will target clinicians and physicists, but RTT’s with special interest in MRI guided radiotherapy will also benefit from the course.

Programme
 

Time slot

Title

Teacher

08:30-09:00

Introduction to MRI-guided radiotherapy

B. Slotman (NL)/C. Gani (DE)

09:00-09:30

MRI basics for clinicians

Uulke van der Heide (N)

09:30-10:00

Beyond T2 and 3T: New MRI-techniques for clinicians

Mark Ladd (DE)

10:00-10:30

MRI-based treatment planning

Tufve Nyholm (SE)

10:30-11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:00-11:30

The MRI-linac concept (Elekta)

Bas Raaymakers (NL)

11:30-12:00

The MRI-linac concept (ViewRay)

Sebastian Klüter (DE)

12:00-12:30

RTT perspective on MRI-guided workflow

Robin Botman (NL)

12:30-14:00

LUNCH

14:00-14:20

Head and neck cancer: Functional MR imaging

Clifton David Fuller (US)

14:20-14:40

Pancreatic cancer: Dose escalation

Anna Bruynzeel (NL)

14:40-15:00

Prostate cancer – advantages and disadvantages of MR-guided RT

Alison Tree (UK)

15:00-15:20

Individual lymph nodes: See it and zap it

Ina Jürgenliemk-Schulz (NL)

15:20-15:40

Renal cell cancer: A new indication

Matthias Guckenberger (CH)

15:40-16:10

COFFEE BREAK

16:10-16:40

Rectal cancer: MRgBioBoost

Vincenzo Valentini (IT)

16.40-17:00

Panel discussion

B. Slotman (NL)/C. Gani (DE)

17:00

Close of pre-meeting