FALCON (Fellowship in Anatomic DeLineation and CONtouring) is the multifunctional ESTRO platform for contouring and delineation. For WCB 2021 we will be offering 3 tumour specific contouring workshops.
Time: 15 April 2021 – 18.00-20.00 CEST
Faculty: Evert van Limbergen, David Buchser Garcia and Andrea Slocker Escarpa
This workshop focusses on prostate contouring specifically in the context of prostate brachytherapy.
The course consists of a contouring exercise, a contour review and discussion of different points of view, including an in-depth teaching lecture covering the background of target definitions, basic anatomy of the prostate, and anatomy as determined by transrectal echography, with examples in special cases. The course also provides some tips and tricks on how to handle suboptimal image quality. Moreover, it will provide room for participants to discuss their specific practical problems with experienced prostate brachytherapists.
Novel state of the art imaging techniques such as MRI – echo fusion and other peculiar cases will also be discussed.
Primary Vaginal Cancer
Time: 22 April 2021 – 18.00-20.00 CEST
Faculty: Lars Fokdal and Henrike Westerveld
Vaginal cancer is a rare gynaecological cancer with an annual incidence of 0.8–1.0/100,000. Curative treatment includes external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and concomitant Cisplatin followed by a brachytherapy boost.
During the last decade major improvements in brachytherapy have been found with the introduction of image guided adaptive brachytherapy (IGABT) that takes the initial tumour dimensions as well as the residual tumour at time of brachytherapy into account. The aim of the contouring workshop is to gain knowledge about the use of this common target concept for IGABT in primary vaginal cancer. The workshop will consist of a theoretical lecture including an introduction of the target concept, followed by a contouring exercise where the target concept will be applied in practise.
Time: 29 April 2021 – 18.00-20.00 CEST
Faculty: Ina Schulz-Jurgenliemk and Umesh Mahantshetty
This contouring workshop focusses on cervix cancer contouring, specifically for brachytherapy.
The course consists of pre-course homework contouring using the Falcon EduCase platform. A case and access to the system will be provided timely. During the workshop, we will address the principals of MRI based cervix cancer brachy contouring according to GEC-ESTRO recommendations. This includes clarifying the adaptive target concept, which is advised after elective (chemo)radiation. During the workshop, the homework contours will be presented and discussed, stressing the difference between contouring uncertainties and conceptual mistakes. In the days following the workshop, participants are invited to perform online contouring again for individual evaluation and feedback.
Workshops consist on only one 2 hours virtual lesson held on WebEx.
Pre-workshop homework will be sent one week before the workshop lesson.