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The AAPM Virtual Summer School Meeting has been approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP) for 28.02 MPCEC hours.

1) Understand the basic principles of MRI

2) Understand the current applications of MR in radiation therapy

3) Understand the latest commercial MRgRT technologies

4) Be able to evaluate options for integrating MR in RT

5) Be able to implement MR simulation

6) Be able to evaluate benefits and challenges of MRgRT

Program Outline

Saturday, June 26
All times are in Eastern time
Day 1: MR Imaging
9:45am - 10:00am Opening remarks
10:00am - 12:00pm Session 1.1: Overview and Basics
Moderator: James Balter
10:00am - 10:30am An Overview: Current Status of MR in RT
Dan Low
10:30am - 11:10am Basic Physics of MR Peng Hu
11:10am - 11:50pm MRI Instrumentation Jason Stafford
11:50am - 12:00pm Q/A
12:00pm - 12:20pm - Break
12:20pm - 2:30pm Session 1.2: MR Sequences
Moderator: Neelam Tyagi
12:20pm - 1:00pm Image Reconstruction, Post-Processing, Artifacts Peng Hu
1:00pm - 1:40pm Introduction to MR sequences and common sequences for RT Jihong Wang
1:40pm - 2:20pm Introduction to multi-parametric MRI Yue Cao
2:20pm - 2:30pm Q/A
2:30 pm - 2:50pm - Break
2:50pm - 4:40pm Session 1.3: Registration, QA, Subspecialization
Moderator: Jihong Wang
2:50pm - 3:20pm Multi-modality image registration Sridhar Yaddanapudi
3:20pm - 4:00pm MRI safety and QA Jason Stafford
4:00pm - 4:30pm What should a RT physicist know about MRI? Neelam Tyagi
4:30pm - 4:40pm Q/A
4:40pm - 5:00pm - Break
5:00pm - 5:50pm Debate: Deep understanding MR Science is Necessary for RT Physicists
Pro: James Balter / Con: Jason Stafford
Moderator: Dan Low
5:50pm - 6:00pm
Recap of the day
Yue Cao
Sunday, June 27
Day 2: MRI Simulation
10:00am - 12:10pm Session 2.1: MR-Sim Implementation
Moderator: Jason Stafford
10:00am - 10:40am Technologies and requirements for MR sim
James Balter
10:40am - 11:20am Commissioning and QA of MR simulator Teo Stanescu
11:20am - 12:00pm Operationalization and workflow for MR simulation Carri Glide-Hurst
12:00pm - 12:10pm Q/A
12:10pm - 12:30pm - Break
12:30pm - 2:40pm Session 2.2: MR-Sim Special Issues
Moderator: James Balter
12:30pm - 1:10pm Motion assessment: 4D-MRI, Cine MRI Eric Paulson
1:10pm - 1:50pm MR Only Simulation and Synthetic CT Teo Stanescu
1:50pm - 2:30pm Tumor-site specific issues and examples of MR Simulation Victoria Yu
2:30pm - 2:40pm Q/A
2:40pm - 3:00pm - Break
3:00pm - 4:40pm Session 2.3: MR Treatment Planning
Moderator: Allen Li
3:00pm - 3:30pm Introduction to MRI Interpretation Paul Knechtges
3:30pm - 4:00pm Introduction to MRI-based Delineation Beth Erickson
4:00pm - 4:30pm MR-based Treatment Planning - strategies and examples Neelam Tyagi
4:30pm - 4:40pm Q/A
4:40pm - 5:00pm - Break
5:00pm - 5:50pm Debate: Modern RT Departments Require Owning MR Simulators
Pro: Dan Low / Con: Carri Glide-Hurst
Moderator: Jason Stafford
5:50pm - 6:00pm
Yingli Yang
Monday, June 28
Day 3: MRgRT - 1
10:00am - 11:50am Session 3.1: MRgRT Systems
Moderator: Teo Stanescu
10:00am - 10:25am Overview of Elekta MR-Linac
Allen Li
10:25am - 10:50am Overview of ViewRay MRgRT Systems Dan Low
10:50am - 11:15am Pre-commercial device - Alberta system Gino Fallone
11:15am - 11:40am Pre-commercial device - Australia system Paul Keall
11:40am - 11:50am Q/A
11:50 am - 12:10pm - Break
12:10pm - 2:20pm Session 3.2: MRgRT Commissioning and QA
Moderator: Olga Green
12:10pm - 12:50pm Commissioning of an Elekta MRgRT System Xinfeng Chen
12:50pm - 1:30pm Commissioning of a ViewRay MRgRT System James Lamb
1:30pm - 2:10pm Routine QA of MRgRT system Eenas Omari
2:10pm - 2:20pm Q/A
2:20pm - 2:40pm - Break
2:40pm - 4:40pm Session 3.3: MRgRT Workflow
Moderator: Eenas Omari
2:40pm - 3:10pm Pre-Beam and Beam-on Imaging Yingli Yang
3:10pm - 3:50pm MRgRT Workflows - Elekta Eric Paulson
3:50pm - 4:30pm MRgRT Workflows - ViewRay Olga Green
4:30pm - 4:40pm Q/A
4:40pm - 5:00pm - Break
5:00pm - 5:50pm Debate: You Can't Do True Adaptive RT Without MRgRT
Pro: Allen Li / Con: Uwe Oelfke
Moderator: Carri Glide-Hurst
5:50pm - 6:00pm
Recap of the day
Olga Green
Tuesday June 29
Day 4: MRgRT - 2
10:00am - 12:10am Session 4.1: Advances in MRgRT
Moderator: Olga Green
10:00am - 10:40am Management of intrafraction variations
Bas Raaymaker
10:40am - 11:20am Acceleration of online adaptation Allen Li
11:20am - 12:00pm Functional MR Guided Adaptation Uulke Heide
12:00pm - 12:10pm Q/A
12:10pm - 12:30pm - Break
12:30pm - 2:10pm Session 4.2: Clinical and Operationization of MRgRT
Moderator: Allen Li
12:30pm - 1:00pm Clinical outcome of MRgRT Michael Bassetti
1:00pm - 1:30pm Potentials and promises of MRgRT Bill Hall
1:30pm - 2:00pm Practicality, staffing, and billing of MRgRT James Lamb
2:00pm - 2:10pm Q/A
2:10pm - 2:30pm - Break
2:30pm - 4:10pm Session 4.3: Magnetic Field Effects and Future
Moderator: Dan Low
2:30pm - 3:00pm Low vs. High Field -- Effects on Dosimetry and Imaging John Bayouth
3:00pm - 3:30pm IROC updates - imaging and dosimetry relevant to MRgRT Paola Alvarez
3:30pm - 4:00pm Next Generation of MRgRT Systems Paul Keall
4:00pm - 4:10pm Q/A
4:10pm - 4:30pm - Break
4:30pm - 5:20pm Debate: MRgRT is Worth the Cost and Challenges
Pro: David Fuller / Con: John Bayouth
Moderator: Allen Li
5:20pm - 5:30pm Recap of the day Minsong Cao
5:30pm - 6:00pm Summer School Feedback and Wrap up


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