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AR101 Optimizing workflow - Improving Quality and Safety
AMERICAS > US > Las Vegas
16 Apr 2019 - 18 Apr 2019
Course Description +
This 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 v13.6. The knowledge and skills developed in the course are applied in the context of ARIA v13.6 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 v13.6 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
AR105 ARRA HiTech in ARIA for Radiation Oncology
AMERICAS > US > Las Vegas
15 Jan 2019 - 17 Jan 2019
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26 Mar 2019 - 28 Mar 2019
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This 3.0 day course is designed for those individuals experienced with ARIA oncology information system for Radiation Oncology in a clinical environment and basic knowledge of computers and Windows OS. This course is designed for personnel responsible for implementation and clinical guidance of ARIA Oncology Information Systems pertaining to the Merit Based Incentive Program System (MIPS) of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Radiation therapy managers or those who understand and have the ability to make decisions in regards to the clinical workflow within a Radiation Oncology department are encouraged to attend this course as well as those who are responsible for tracking, reporting and attesting for the organization. This course includes discussion of the MIPS guidelines and requirements, formation of an implementation team, instructor-led demonstrations of ARIA administrative configuration and use as it pertains to the QPP. Prerequisites: 1. Basic knowledge of computers and Windows OS. 2. Experience with and knowledge of ARIA for Radiation Oncology
Language: English
AR205 Reporting in ARIA Radiation Oncology
AMERICAS > US > Las Vegas
21 Jan 2019 - 23 Jan 2019
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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
ARA100 ARIA SUPPORT
AMERICAS > US > Las Vegas
4 Feb 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
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8 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
10 Jun 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
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This course is designed for those who help administer and service users and computers in an ARIA system. In this course we review all the software components of an oncology information system including the Clinac and TrueBeam Console, the 4D Treat workstation, the ARIA client applications and the ARIA Database Server. We focus on troubleshooting all aspects of the Varian software in the radiation therapy department. Specifically, we install, configure, break, fix, and use the ARIA software applications. This course is designed to develop the student as a capable first line of defense for problems and difficulties facing the clinical user. A student completing this course will have greater confidence in servicing the components that comprise the ARIA
Language: English
Cincinnati Children‘s Hospital Proton Therapy Center: Clinical Observation for Physicists
AMERICAS > United States > Cincinnati
31 Dec 2018
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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 2018
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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
CL101 On Board Imaging for Therapists
AMERICAS > US > Las Vegas
4 Feb 2019 - 6 Feb 2019
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The course provides the initial training for Therapists responsible for operating the OBI system. It provides an overview of how the OBI system communicates with the Clinac, 4DITC, and the record and verification system (ARIA). The OBI course will also provide hands-on training on how to use the OBI system, basic morning QA procedures, how to acquire KV and MV images, how to perform a marker match utilizing 3D image sets from Eclipse, how to utilize the RPM software with the OBI system, and Cone Beam CT (CBCT). PLEASE NOTE: Physicists responsible for the commissioning and configuration of OBI should attend CL201 – On Board Imaging for Physicists.
Language: English
CL201 On-Board for Physicists
AMERICAS > US > Las Vegas
10 Dec 2018 - 14 Dec 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. 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
10 Jan 2019 - 11 Jan 2019
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14 Feb 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
28 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
21 Mar 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
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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
10 Dec 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
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14 Jan 2019 - 18 Jan 2019
11 Feb 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
11 Mar 2019 - 15 Mar 2019
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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