Pittsburg PA
us
AMERICAS
United States | English
Clinical School
-
-
-
-
-

The SRS/SABR multidisciplinary training program covers Stereotactic Radiosurgery and/or Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (also known as SBRT - Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy) for radio surgical ablative treatment of intracranial and extra cranial tumors and/or lesions. These include: 1) Brain lesions & targets: including primary benign & malignant tumors, metastatic tumors from extracranial sites, and non-cancerous targets such as arteriovenous malformations & trigeminal neuralgia, 2) Head & neck tumors: such as squamous cell tumors and glomus tumors, 3) spine tumors: such as metastatic lesions to vertebral bodies and primary spine tumors), 4) Thoracic lesions: primarily non-small cell lung cancer and cancers of the mediastinum, 5) Upper and lower GI lesions: including pancreas, primary and metastatic liver, adrenals and lymph nodes. This multidisciplinary course modeled after the mock tumor board method involves multiple surgical disciplines, radiation oncologists and physicists from UPMC. Each course will be tailored to the surgical discipline(s) in attendance at any given course and will utilize both lecture and a hands-on lab environment covering topics such as SRS clinical considerations and patient immobilization, 4DCT and pre-treatment QA of SRS. Students will participate in a hands-on lab session for both dosimetric QA of SRS plans and the pre-treatment QA. In addition, students will have the opportunity to observe 1 to 2 clinical SRS/SRT cases, including immobilization, imaging, and treatment planning, pre-treatment QA and treatment delivery.