Ultrasound for Brachytherapy, Australian School of Medical Imaging, Saturday, 20. June 2020

Course Description 
This intensive two-day hands-on course is designed for radiotherapy personnel interested in becoming proficient in ultrasound use in brachytherapy. The program provides participants with tuition in basic ultrasound physics, ultrasound terminology, sonographic scan planes, annotations and measurements plus probe manipulation techniques. The rationale of image-based brachytherapy is also covered, with particular emphasis on cancer of the cervix and cancer of the prostate.  
 
Curriculum


Basic ultrasound physics and instrumentation


'Knobology' and image optimisation


Transducer selection


Probe orientation and manipulation techniques


Artifact recognition


Female pelvic anatomy and some pathologies


Identifying, localising and verifying gynaecological brachytherapy applicators on ultrasound


Prostate anatomy


Implant technique for prostate brachytherapy using transrectal ultrasound


Identifying, localising and verifying catheters and seeds on ultrasound


Breast anatomy and pathology


Basic breast ultrasound scanning for boost localisation


Neck anatomy and pathology


Basic neck ultrasound scanning techniques for node localisation and depth measurements


Objectives
Upon completion of this course participants should have an understanding of ultrasound physics and instrumentation and rationale of image-based brachytherapy for cervix and prostate cancer. This course should provide the participants with skills in image optimisation and the ability to employ ultrasound to guide insertion of brachytherapy applicators.

Saturday, 20. June 2020, Australian School of Medical Imaging, Ultrasound for Brachytherapy

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