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AR101 Optimizing workflow - Improving Quality and Safety
AMERICAS > US > Las Vegas
10 Dec 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
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10 Mar 2020 - 12 Mar 2020
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his course is presented in collaboration with the TreatSafely Organization and is designed to increase knowledge and awareness of Radiation Oncology safety through implementation of workflow features in ARIA. The knowledge and skills developed in the course are applied in the context of ARIA  Course topics include Process Mapping, Root Cause Analysis, and Quality, as well as Departmental Culture and Human Factors to drive efficiencies and safety. Modules are configured around ARIA workflow and are designed to train the customer to become proficient in the development of advanced workflow through the implementation of Care Paths, Checklists, and Encounters. This class is most beneficial for customers who have a basic knowledge of ARIA and who wish to enhance their knowledge through workflow functionalities of ARIA. For more information about the TreatSafely Organization please refer to http://treatsafely.org/.
Language: English
AR205 Reporting in ARIA Radiation Oncology
AMERICAS > US > Las Vegas
10 Feb 2020 - 12 Feb 2020
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This course is designed to provide in-depth knowledge of the new reporting features in ARIA, also known as AURA (ARIA Unified Reporting Application), and the use of the reporting tool provided with the system. Microsoft Report Builder is taught as the reporting tool for creating and editing reports. The course is presented as a series of exercises in a workshop format and is appropriate for ARIA version 13.6. The intended audience includes database analysts and clinical personnel with an interest in generating reports.
Language: English
Cincinnati Children‘s Hospital Proton Therapy Center: Clinical Observation for Physicists
AMERICAS > United States > Cincinnati
31 Dec 2019
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Clinical Observation Training for Physicists is offered to medical physicists, who intend to commission or operate a proton therapy center. After one week, the physicists attendees will have high-level overview of proton therapy facility operations and start-up, having shadowed core areas of the facility, such as quality assurance, machine operation, detector use, radiation therapy, treatment planning and workflow. The observational training is structured as a job shadowing program with access to key members of the proton therapy facility for instruction, shadowing and Q&A. Note: Classes will be scheduled based on interest; please email protonclinicalschool@varian.com for more information.
Language: English
Cincinnati Children‘s Hospital Proton Therapy Center: Clinical Observation for Radiation Therapists
AMERICAS > United States > Cincinnati
31 Dec 2019
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Clinical Observation Training for Radiation Therapists is created to allow for customers that have not yet implemented ProBeam to observe, planning, machine and patient QA, treatments and clinical workflow for patients through the collaboration with Varian and the clinical experts from Cincinnati Children’s Proton Therapy Center. Note: Classes will be scheduled based on interest; please email protonclinicalschool@varian.com for more information.
Language: English
CL100 Clinac Basic Operations
AMERICAS > US > Las Vegas
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This course is designed to provide an introductory overview of Clinac machine concepts, familiarity with the controls and features, and an understanding of the interlock matrix. The emphasis is to present the subject matter from a clinical use perspective. It does not focus only on day-to-day console programming applications but rather on an overall understanding of Clinac function and operation. The majority of the instruction is through extensive hands-on lab time on live beam machines.
Language: English
CL201 OBI for Physicists
AMERICAS > US > Las Vegas
19 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
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13 Jan 2020 - 17 Jan 2020
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The On-Board Imaging (OBI) Implementation course provides the initial training for the individual who is responsible for the implementation and the departmental training of the OBI system. This four and a half day task-based OBI course is designed to provide customers hands-on experience with the following: OBI system overview, OBI calibrations, basic OBI maintenance and QA, Plan preparation for use with OBI, Clinical functionality using kV/kV and MV/kV matching, Marker Match workspace, introduction to using Respiratory Gating with the OBI, CBCT clinical functionality and calibrations, and Third party software use with the OBI. PLEASE NOTE: This course does not provide full training on Respiratory Gating (for that, see CL222).
Language: English
CL222 Respiratory Gating
AMERICAS > US > Las Vegas
3 Oct 2019 - 4 Oct 2019
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10 Oct 2019 - 11 Oct 2019
7 Nov 2019 - 8 Nov 2019
21 Nov 2019 - 22 Nov 2019
12 Dec 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
9 Jan 2020 - 10 Jan 2020
30 Jan 2020 - 31 Jan 2020
6 Feb 2020 - 7 Feb 2020
13 Feb 2020 - 14 Feb 2020
5 Mar 2020 - 6 Mar 2020
19 Mar 2020 - 20 Mar 2020
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VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS HAS APPLIED TO CAMPEP FOR THE APPROVAL OF THIS ACTIVITY FOR 12 MPCEC HOURS REQUESTED FOR APPROVAL. . The target audience for this course are PHYSICISTS, with the goal of provide them the principles and practice of respiratory gating in radiation oncology for clinical implementation. The Respiratory Gating course will cover the following topics: rationale for respiratory gating, clinical application of respiratory gating, general overview of respiratory-gated CT simulation, and respiratory-gated treatment delivery. 4D planning functionality in Eclipse is also demonstrated. The course also covers QA procedures for Respiratory gating consistency/functionality. This course provides an overview of RPM system for Clinac, Respiratory Gating for TrueBeam and RGSC for CT Scanners. Necessary administrations and calibrations are covered for all three systems.
Language: English
EC101 Eclipse Basic Operations
AMERICAS > US > Las Vegas
30 Sep 2019 - 4 Oct 2019
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21 Oct 2019 - 25 Oct 2019
11 Nov 2019 - 15 Nov 2019
9 Dec 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
20 Jan 2020 - 24 Jan 2020
24 Feb 2020 - 28 Feb 2020
23 Mar 2020 - 27 Mar 2020
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This is an operations class where key concepts will be taught with a significant amount of hands on practice using Eclipse. The student will learn: to import and export a patient; 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/PET scans to one another; and prepare plans for treatment within the ARIA Environment. The goal of this course is for the learner to obtain and demonstrate the skills to perform 3D planning in Eclipse. PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE DOES NOT INCLUDE INSTRUCTION ON IMRT/ RAPIDARC (SEE EC102) OR SYSTEM/ALGORITHM PHYSICS AND CONFIGURATION (SEE EC201 AND EC202), AND SHOULD PRECEDE IMRT (EC102)
Language: English
EC102 Eclipse Inverse Planning: IMRT and RapidArc
AMERICAS > US > Las Vegas
23 Sep 2019 - 26 Sep 2019
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7 Oct 2019 - 10 Oct 2019
28 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
18 Nov 2019 - 21 Nov 2019
16 Dec 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
27 Jan 2020 - 30 Jan 2020
10 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020
2 Mar 2020 - 5 Mar 2020
30 Mar 2020 - 2 Apr 2020
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THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED TO BE TAKEN BY AN EXPERIENCED ECLIPSE USER. The course covers the detailed use of Inverse Plan Optimizers within Eclipse for the creation of both IMRT and RapidArc plans. During this course, the student will work through clinically relevant examples such as prostate, head and neck and metastatic spine cases, preparing them to create intensity modulated treatment plans back in the clinic. The course consists of lectures, instructor-led demonstrations, and individual hands-on exercises. This class is an operations only class designed for the personnel responsible of planning. It does not cover system and MLC Configuration, IMRT/RapidArc QA, or the physics and commissioning of any algorithms (see EC201 and EC202).
Language: English
EC103 Advanced Eclipse Course
AMERICAS > US > Las Vegas
15 Oct 2019 - 16 Oct 2019
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2 Dec 2019 - 3 Dec 2019
3 Feb 2020 - 4 Feb 2020
9 Mar 2020 - 10 Mar 2020
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This course is designed for the experienced Eclipse user and covers several advanced planning techniques with hands on practice. We demonstrate: RapidArc Multiple Brain Mets Planning based on the University of Alabama’s technique; 4D planning from 4D Image Importation through Plan Evaluation using Plan Uncertainty; Hybrid Breast techniques using IMRT or RapidArc, as we will host an experienced guest speaker, reviewing their clinical unique advanced planning techniques and experience. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CHALLENGING ANONYMIZED CLINICAL CASES TO REVIEW and SHARE WITH YOUR PEERS. (We want this to be an interactive, collaborative peer to peer communication/engagement.) Cases could be presented with anonymized screenshots.
Language: English