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EC101 Eclipse Basic Operations
AMERICAS > US > Las Vegas
18 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
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8 Jan 2018 - 12 Jan 2018
29 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
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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
11 Dec 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
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15 Jan 2018 - 18 Jan 2018
5 Feb 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
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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
4 Dec 2017 - 5 Dec 2017
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24 Jan 2018 - 25 Jan 2018
19 Mar 2018 - 20 Mar 2018
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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
EC112 Eclipse Inverse Planning: RapidArc Only
AMERICAS > US > Las Vegas
27 Nov 2017 - 28 Nov 2017
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22 Jan 2018 - 23 Jan 2018
22 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
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This course replicates the last day of EC102 and has been designed specifically for experienced Eclipse IMRT users who are new to RapidArc. It is also suitable for experienced RapidArc users changing from version 8.9 or earlier. It covers the detailed use of Progressive Resolution Optimizer within Eclipse for the creation of RapidArc plans only. The course consists of lectures, instructor-led demonstrations, and individual hands-on exercises. PLEASE NOTE: This course does not include instruction on basic Eclipse Operations (see EC101), IMRT planning (see EC102) or System/Algorithm Physics and Configuration (see EC201 and EC202).
Language: English
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
18 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
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5 Feb 2018 - 7 Feb 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