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EC201 Eclipse Commissioning I: Administration and Algorithms
AMERICAS > US > Las Vegas
4 Dec 2017 - 8 Dec 2017
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5 Feb 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
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VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS HAS APPLIED TO CAMPEP FOR THE APPROVAL OF THIS ACTIVITY FOR 27.25 MPCEC HOURS REQUESTED FOR APPROVAL. This course provides training for the individual responsible for commissioning and administration of the Eclipse Treatment Planning System in a clinical, external beam radiation therapy department. The course focuses on the configuration of Eclipse dose calculation algorithms (AAA, AcurosXB, and eMC), including demonstration of model configuration and discussion of beam data requirements. Administrative tasks including: OSP settings (user login, user rights), Radiation oncology settings (Linac definition, CT scanner definition, imaging templates, tolerance tables, isodose templates, dosimetrically equivalent machines) are also included in this course. Eclipse planning skills are practiced throughout. NOTE: This course does not cover the optimization algorithms, IMRT, VMAT or RapidArc (see EC202 Eclipse Commissioning II:IMRT and RapidArc).
Language: English
EC202 Eclipse Commissioning II: IMRT and RapidArc
AMERICAS > US > Las Vegas
27 Nov 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
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11 Dec 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
8 Jan 2018 - 12 Jan 2018
26 Feb 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
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Pre-requisites: Completion of EC201 Eclipse Commissioning I. Application sent to CAMPEP for 27.25 hours of MPCEC. This course is the continuation of EC201 provides training for the individual responsible for commissioning and administration of the inverse planning modules within Eclipse. It covers the implementation of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Volumetric Modulated Radiation Therapy (VMAT - RapidArc) treatment techniques in Eclipse, and focuses on the Eclipse optimization algorithms (DVO, BAO, PRO). In addition, the basics of Varian Multileaf Collimators (MLCs) are discussed with an overview of essential QA procedures. The course includes overview of plan delivery as well as practical QA and commissioning examples as DLG measurement. PLEASE NOTE: This course does not cover basic machine configuration, general system administration or the commissioning of essential dose calculation algorithms such as PBC, AAA or AcurosXB (see EC201).
Language: English
EC203 Portal Dosimetry
AMERICAS > US > Las Vegas
11 Dec 2017 - 13 Dec 2017
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8 Jan 2018 - 10 Jan 2018
19 Mar 2018 - 21 Mar 2018
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VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS HAS APPLIED TO CAMPEP FOR THE APPROVAL OF THIS ACTIVITY FOR 15.25 CAMPEP HOURS REQUESTED FOR APPROVAL. This course covers the commissioning, calibration and operation of the Portal Dosimetry system for the pre-treatment QA of IMRT and RapidArc patient plans. The topics detailed include: hardware and software introduction to the Portal Dosimetry system; Portal Dosimetry calibration; acquisition of Portal Dose images for dynamic delivery; analysis of Portal Dose images; and, recommended QA tests. Data transfer to and from non-Varian equipment will be discussed. The course includes lectures, instructor led-demonstrations, and practical exercises using live beam machines and the aSi1000 Portal Imager. PLEASE NOTE: This course is suitable for both Clinac and TrueBeam users. Portal Dosimetry configuration will be demonstrated on both machines during this course.
Language: English
EC204 Beam Data Scanning
AMERICAS > US > Las Vegas
18 Dec 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
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26 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
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The acquisition of reliable beam data is essential to the process of commissioning a radiotherapy system. Regardless of the treatment planning software used, the ability to acquire accurate beam data is fundamental. This course is designed for the clinical physicist looking to gain knowledge and experience scanning linear accelerator beams. Photon beams are emphasized, including special considerations when working with flattening filter free (FFF) beams and small fields. The course also covers detector (ion chamber) selection and set up, quality assurance considerations, and evaluating beam data, i.e. the characteristics of a good profile and how to spot it in the data when a machine is not properly tuned. The course incorporates hands-on time in an accelerator lab, with practice acquiring high quality PDD, profiles, and point measurements along with TMR, DLG, and small field measurements in a water tank.
Language: English
EC222 Eclipse Cone Planning
AMERICAS > US > Las Vegas
24 Jan 2018 - 26 Jan 2018
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VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS HAS APPLIED TO CAMPEP FOR THE APPROVAL OF THIS ACTIVITY FOR 14.75 MPCEC HOURS REQUESTED FOR APPROVAL. The Eclipse Cone Planning training program covers Stereotactic Radiosurgery and/or Stereotactic Radiotherapy for treatment of intracranial tumors and/or lesions. The Varian SRS components and workflow, localization, and QA are presented. Eclipse Cone Dose Calculation algorithm and its beam data requirements are introduced and the ECDC model is configured. Planning using the Cone Planning application and Eclipse basic contouring tools is demonstrated.
Language: English
EC301 Eclipse Scripting API Basics
AMERICAS > US > Las Vegas
5 Feb 2018 - 7 Feb 2018
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19 Mar 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
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Unleash the power that exists within Eclipse by attending the Eclipse™ Scripting API Basics course. The Eclipse Scripting API Basics course aims to provide Eclipse users with the knowledge and tools to build ESAPI applications for research and clinical use. The goal of this four-day course is to introduce ESAPI, the Eclipse Script Wizard, the basics of C# and Visual Studio, and programming concepts needed to successfully develop ESAPI applications. Registration for the course will make available online content that will review the language syntax of C# and the building of Console Applications and User Interface design with Windows forms and Windows Presentation Foundation in Visual Studio. During the course, attendees will create custom applications that can be executed from within Eclipse or as stand-alone applications, as well as develop Visual Scripting applications. Open-source scripts will be downloaded and modified for personal use. An ESAPI expert guest speaker will also discuss the creation, validation, and implementation of clinical applications.
Language: English
ECB101-3D-BrachyVision
AMERICAS > US > Las Vegas
4 Dec 2017 - 6 Dec 2017
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12 Feb 2018 - 14 Feb 2018
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VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS HAS APPLIED TO CAMPEP FOR THE APPROVAL OF THIS ACTIVITY FOR 15.75 MPCEC HOURS REQUESTED FOR APPROVAL. This course covers v13.6 and Eclipse (BrachyVision) workflow: Brachy RT Administration configuration, DICOM Import and Export, Image Registration, Contouring Tools, HDR & LDR (optional) Brachy Planning (2D and 3D), Plan Evaluation, and Treatment Preparation. By the end of this course, the student will be able to import or export patient digital images ; segment structures using manual and automatic tools; create 3D treatment plans from scratch or from existing templates; calculate dose and evaluate plans using DVH and other tools; register CT/MRI scans to one another; and prepare plans for treatment within the ARIA environment. The course consists of lectures, instructor-led demonstrations, and individual hands-on exercises.
Language: English
HA201 Halcyon Physics
AMERICAS > US > Las Vegas
18 Dec 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
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21 Feb 2018 - 22 Feb 2018
26 Mar 2018 - 27 Mar 2018
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The Halcyon Physics course is designed to provide the clinical physicist the knowledge and understanding required to use the Halcyon accelerator in a safe and effective manner. This will include a description of the various parts of the linac, beam production, imaging, and MLC. Particular emphasis is placed on the standard physics tasks, including absolute dose calibration and imaging mode calibrations. The course will be delivered as a combination of instructor-led lectures and hands-on demonstration at the linac.
Language: English
HEC100 High-Energy Clinac Support
AMERICAS > US > Las Vegas
12 Dec 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
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19 Jun 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
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VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS HAS BEEN APPROVED BY CAMPEP TO OFFER 19.5 MPCEC HOURS. This course is an introduction to Varian’s series of high-energy Clinac linear accelerators. The course is intended for hospital personnel with minimal or no exposure to the daily requirements and functions associated with Varian HE Clinacs. By the end of the course, the student will have a basic working knowledge of Clinac concepts, including machine terminology, safety, emergency off, morning checkout, machine warm up, interlocks, installation and proper handling of accessories. Also included are hand pendant diagnostics and minor repair, couch side panels diagnostic testing, Millennium MLC collimator terminology, software introduction and minor maintenance such as motor replacement. This will allow the student to communicate more effectively with Varian service personnel.
Language: English
HEC101 High-Energy Clinac Technical Maintenance 1
AMERICAS > US > Las Vegas
15 Jan 2018 - 26 Jan 2018
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12 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
16 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
6 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
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This course covers theory of operation, detailed system theory of pulse modulators, microwave power systems, computer control systems, analog and digital dosimetry systems, vacuum pumps and monitoring systems, electropneumatic control assemblies, and system concept trouble shooting & servicing.
Language: English