2009 Advances in Technology: IGRT and SBRT Symposium
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IGRT Implementation and Processes Panel
May 16, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
1:45 PM to 2:45 PM
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about each speaker.
Dr. Buatti received undergraduates degrees in Biology and Theology from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. He completed medical school at Georgetown as well as a residency in Internal Medicine. He did a second residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Arizona where he did laboratory work on oncogene expression following polyamine modulation. He took a first faculty position at the University of Florida where he rose to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure and received an endowed chair in Neurosurgery. His research with collaborators in Neurosurgery dealt with stereotactic guidance and optic guidance for radiosurgery applications. He has joint patents on infrared optic guidance of radiotherapy and radiosurgery. He left the University in 1999 to become the first Professor and Head of the newly created Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Iowa and lead efforts for construction of the new Center of Excellence in Image-Guided Radiation Therapy. The current department has unparalleled imaging for simulation with a respiratory gated 40 slice PET/CT as well as 3T MRI. Integration of multimodality imaging to include functional and molecular imaging with FDG, FLT, C11-acetate and MRSI are all under investigation. Imaging of tumor response and motion during image guided radiation therapy are all critical interests for improving therapy. Close interdisciplinary interactions with biologists, imaging scientists, computer scientists, physicists and diverse groups of physicians are synergistic and create great opportunities for discovery relevant to better cancer care.
Laura Dawson, Assistant Professor, Princess Margaret Hospital
I am trained in physics and medical biophysics specifically radiation transport and imaging theory. I have over 100 publications in the field of radiation therapy and am chair of the Radiation Physics group of Princess Margaret Hospital. I am a Senior Scientist of the Ontario Cancer Institute and the Director of the STTARR Facility at the University Health Network. I have participated in the invention and clinical application of kilovoltage cone-beam CT or image-guided radiation therapy and continue to pursue improvements in targeting radiation. More recently, I have been exploring adaptive treatment methods and developing research questions in the domain of radiobiology using pre-clinical models. I am a member of the Science Council of the AAPM, Professor and Vice-chair in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto.
Patrick Kupelian, M.D., M.D. Anderson Cancer Center-Orlando, Orlando, FL
Katja Langen, Physicist, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Yoshiya Yamada, M.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
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