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Brainlab Academy

Preparation Course Radiosurgery
Physics and QA (Remote)

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Brainlab Academy

Preparation Course Radiosurgery
Physics and QA (Remote)

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Online training designed primarily for medical physicists and dosimetrists to facilitate the commissioning and clinical validation process of Brainlab radiosurgery treatment planning.

This course has applied to CAMPEP for approval of 5 MPCEC hours.

  • Duration
    2 x 4 hours remote
  • Course Language
    English, (German and French upon request)

Target Audience

The Brainlab Academy: Preparation Course Radiosurgery – Physics and QA is tailored primarily to medical physicists and dosimetrists. All other staff involved in the commissioning, validation and quality assurance process of stereotactic radiosurgery are welcome as well.

Prerequisites

The Brainlab Academy: Prep Course Radiosurgery – Physics and QA is designed for medical physicists and dosimetrists to facilitate the commissioning and clinical validation process of Brainlab RT Elements. Fundamental knowledge of medical physics and dosimetry are needed.

Objectives

This 2 x 4 hours remote course will provide participants the opportunity to obtain the necessary knowledge to commission the RT Elements treatment planning system and bring the technology into clinical routine.

Format

  • Experienced clinical medical physicist will guide participants through the commissioning process and share experiences
  • Subject matter expert from the Brainlab physics team will provide insights into the different calculation algorithms, creation of machine profiles, reference beam models and HU to ED tables
  • Certified instructor will accommodate software demonstrations for beam data verification, recalculation and quality assurance with RT Elements
  • Tuition, certificate of attendance, recording, training material and additional resources

Agenda

Day 1

Day 2

Day 1

Time Description
15 min Introduction Round
Speaker, trainer and hospitals
1 h 15 min Commissioning
Invited Medical Physicist
small field dosimetry, guidelines, beam data measurements and verification
15 min Break
1 h 15 min Quality Assurance
Invited Medical Physicist
clinical implementation, end to end tests, patient specific QA
15 min Break
45 min Novalis Certified
Invited Medical Physicist
external QA audit

Day 2

Time Description
1 h 30 min Physics Administration and Beam Data
Brainlab Physics Team
Physics Administration 6.0 software demo, beam data handling, machine profiles
15 min Break
1 h Physics and QA Elements Software Demo
Brainlab Academy Trainer
Phantom Definition, Beam Data Verification, RT QA Recalculation, Patient Specific QA
15 min Break
1 h Clinical Implementation of ExacTrac Dynamic
Brainlab Clinical Research
Commissioning and QA for ExacTrac Dynamic

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    English is the official language for all Brainlab Academy courses. German and French courses are also available upon request.

    The course will be held over 2 sessions of 4 hours.

    The course will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams.

    Yes, the course will be highly interactive, and our speakers will try to answer all questions from the audience.

    The course will be led by an experienced medical physicist, a subject matter expert from the Brainlab physics team and a certified Brainlab instructor.

    Yes, you will receive a certificate following the completion of the course.

    This course has applied to CAMPEP for approval of 5 MPCEC hours.