FREE EVENT --The ACPSEM Medical Image Registration Special Interest Group (MIRSIG) Online Webinars: June 2020
We are a group of medical physicists and radiation therapists that are keenly interested in all aspects of image registration. As image registration is such an integral part of radiation oncology, we would like to extend our knowledge in the field to all of our radiation therapy community.
A lunchtime series of webinars will be conducted on the first Tuesday of the month from 12-1pm (AEST). This series is free and open to all RTs, Physicists and ROs.
The webinar session will be chaired by Laurel Schmidt and Joel Poder.
Talk 1: AAPM Radiation Therapy Committee Task Group 132: Content and Recommendations – Presented by John Kipritidis
Talk 2: Current Practices in Clinical Use for Rigid and Deformable Image Registration: Survey Results and Analysis - Presented by Johnson Yuen
Please feel free to invite anyone who would benefit from these webinars. As numbers are limited to 100, a zoom link will be sent to those who are registered for this webinar. These webinars are interactive and all questions and comments are welcome.
- John Kipritidis is a TEAP (ROMP) Registrar at the Northern Sydney Cancer Centre, where he is contributing to the development of QA pathways for deformable image registration (DIR) in the department. Prior to entering the TEAP programme, John worked as a Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Fellow at the ACRF Image X Institute (formerly the Radiation Physics Laboratory) at the University of Sydney. There he lead the development of DIR-based functional lung imaging analyses using four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT). This work resulted in the multi-institutional VAMPIRE (Ventilation And Medical Pulmonary Image Registration Evaluation) study which compared the results of DIR-based functional lung images across 7 different centres.
- Johnson Yuen is a medical physicist who is passionate about medical image registration, particularly in finding appropriate uses for deformable image registration that has a positive impact for radiotherapy treatments. Currently, he chairs a new ACPSEM medical image registration special interest group (MIRSIG) that aims to facilitate practical solutions produced by, and is of service to, all stakeholders involved with medical image registration
- Laurel Schmidt is the research radiation therapist at St George. Her work with clinical trials has led to a close relationship with TROG where she was doing clinical trial QA using first SWAN and then MIM software. Laurel has followed up her initial training with image registration, to set up protocols for both MIM and Velocity. Her involvement with image registration has included giving a number of presentations around Australia as well as training staff from other departments.
- Joel Poder is currently working at the St George Hospital Cancer Care Centre as a Medical Physics Specialist. He is also enrolled as a part time PHD student at the University of Wollongong with the Centre of Medical Radiation Physics. His research interests include both high dose rate and low dose rate brachytherapy, deformable image registration, dose accumulation techniques, and stereotactic radiosurgery.
Medical Physicists: 2 CPD Points will be automatically allocated to medical physicists who register and attend this webinar and automatically recorded in their CPD Tracker. If you are watching this webinar as a group, we strongly recommend that everyone of the group should register for this webinar individually. Otherwise only those who are registered for this webinar will be allocated for CPD points. Our Office will cross-check the attendance with the registered delegates' names and allocate CPD points. Therefore please enter your full name (s) when you login to the webinar.
Radiation Therapists: You can follow your normal procedure to record your attendance for CPD points with ASMIRT. An improved process is being investigated for further seminars.
Click Here for the MIRSIG Monthly Webinar Plan and Topics from June to December. The topics and speakers listed may be subject to changes.
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