ESMIT/ESTRO Joint Course
on Molecular Imaging and Radiation Oncology
April 10 – 13, 2017
The course will be interactive with talks and hands-on group sessions on MI based GTV delineation, the discussion of MI based CTV concepts, as well as the use of MI methods for staging and response assessment in several tumour types. The MI methods addressed will mainly be nuclear medicine based (e.g. PET) but MRI-based methods will also be touched.
- Technical and biological basics of imaging methods and radiotherapy techniques involved
- Related physics (segmentation, registration, handling of 4D data, dose painting)
- Clinical application of PET and/or molecular MRI in staging and treatment planning of:
- Lung cancer
- Head and neck cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Brain tumours
- Gastro-intestinal tumours
- Gynaecological tumours
- Response assessment using molecular imaging during and after treatment.
Hands-on workshops and group discussions on:
- Diagnostic viewing
- Multimodal image coregistration
- Automatic image segmentation
- GTV delineation
- CTV concepts
- Response assessment.
- 15 hours of lectures
- 9 hours of hands-on practical workshops
- 5 hours of discussions on clinical cases.
METHODS OF ASSESSMENT
- Theoretical knowledge and the ability to communicate the impact of imaging on target definition will be evaluated during group discussions
- Practical capabilities in target definition based on MI will be evaluated during the hands-on workshops using direct feedback on contours generated by experts and by course participants
- The course will be evaluated using standard ESTRO evaluation forms.
Ursula Nestle, Radiation Oncologist, Freiburg University (DE)
Wouter Vogel, Nuclear Medicine Physician, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam (NL)
Vicky Goh, Radiologist, St. Thomas Hospital, London (UK)
Anne Laprie, Radiation Oncologist, Claudius Regaud Institute, Toulouse (FR)
Frank Pameijer, Radiologist, UMC Utrecht, Utrecht (NL)
Maria Picchio, Nuclear Medicine Physician, San Raffaele Scientific Institution, Milano (IT)
Daniela Thorwarth, Phycisist, Tübingen University Hospital, Tübingen (DE)
Uulke van de Heide, Physicist, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam (NL)
Oliver Oehlke, Radiation Oncologist, Freiburg University, Freiburg (DE)
Guy Kantor, Radiation Oncologist, Institut Bergonié, Bordeaux
Before commencing this course participants should have acquired:
- Basic knowledge on radiation oncology
- Some basic knowledge on anatomical (CT, MRI) imaging in radiation oncology.
The course is aimed at senior residents or young specialists in radiation oncology, nuclear medicine or radiology, who intend to expand their knowledge and skills in the use of molecular imaging methods for radiation oncology.
The applications of molecular imaging (MI) for treatment selection, target definition and response evaluation in radiation oncology are increasing. This advanced course, jointly organised by ESTRO and ESMIT (European School of Multimodality Imaging & Therapy), aims at providing the participants with profound knowledge and skills to deal with chances and challenges in the use of MI methods in all fields of radiation oncology.
By the end of this course participants should be able to:
- List the implications of PET and some MRI based MI methods in radiation oncology
- Understand technical issues of PET in radiotherapy treatment planning
- Understand technical issues of functional MRI in radiotherapy treatment planning
- Have knowledge of the current evidence of PET in staging, treatment planning and response assessment in main solid tumours
- Discuss GTV delineation procedures based on MI
- Discuss nodal CTV concepts with the background of diagnostic data
- Take home some points of necessary research in this field.
How to register
You can easily register to this course by downloading the registration form below and returning it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each course will allow a maximum of 50 participants. Registrations will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. On-site registration will not be available.
ESTRO Member in training € 450.-
EANM/ESTRO Member € 600.-
Non Member € 750.-
ESTRO Member in training € 625.-
EANM/ESTRO Member € 725.-
Non Member € 850.-
* Early rates are applied up to three months before the starting date of the course.
** Late rates are applied three months before the starting date of the course.
Registration fee includes:
- Course material
- Social event
- Coffee breaks and lunches
Registration fee does NOT include:
- Travel to course venue
For further details on insurance, cancellation and more, please visit the Course website.