LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course participants should be able to: 
• Understand the principles of image guided and adaptive radiotherapy
• Be able to implement image guidance for major patient groups in their home clinic
• Understand the relevant choices for the selection of the best image guidance protocol for their home situation
• Know the potential benefits of various image guidance and ART protocols.

COURSE CONTENT

This is a 5-day course organised to identify the influence of image guidance at important steps in the workflow of radiation therapy. The following items will be covered in view of in-room imaging for therapy guidance:
• Image guidance required for treatment prescription
• Image guidance in treatment preparation and treatment planning
• Image guidance in patient set-up and target localisation during treatment 
• Strategies and software tools for adaptive radiotherapy
• Image guidance in treatment follow-up.

TEACHING METHODS

•Lectures and workshops
• Regular breakout sessions for MDs, physicists and radiation therapists.

Time will be allocated as follows:
• 23 hours of lectures
• 3 hours of tutorials
• 4 hours of case discussions / exercise.

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

• MCQ 
• Evaluation form.