Remarkable presentations from OMPI at 2011 Joint AAPM/COMP meeting

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The  2011 Joint meeting of the AAPM and COMP was held in Vancouver BC July 31-August 4 2011. OMPI members and graduate students in our program presented or co-authored  a remarkable 38 talks or posters, including 7 invited presentations.  

Abstract Titles and Links

Sunday July 31st

SU-C-211-7

Quantitative Reconstruction of Multiplexed Multi-Pinhole SPECT with Scatter and Attenuation Correction - J Strydhorst1,2 *, R Glenn Wells1,2 , (1) University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, ON, CA, (2) Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, CA

SU-D-BRB-1

On the Dependence of Scanned Proton Beam Dose Output Factors On the Field Size and the Accuracy of the Lateral Dose Profiles - U Titt1 *, D Mirkovic1 , A Anand1 , L Perles1 , G Sawakuchi2 , R Mohan1 , (1) MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, (2) Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, CA

SU-E-I-187

Coherent Scatter Ring Integration Imaging - K Landheer1 *, P C Johns1,2 , (1) Ottawa Medical Physics Institute and Department of Physics, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6, Canada (2) Department of Radiology, University of Ottawa, Canada

SU-E-T-6

Investigating in Vitro Gamma-H2AX Response and Chromosome Damage in Human Lymphocytes and Lymphocyte Subsets for Biomarkers of Radiation Sensitivity - LA Beaton1 *, C Ferrarotto2 , N Ringuette2 , S Malone3 , S Samiee3 , RC Wilkins2 , (1) Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, CA, (2) Health Canada, Ottawa, ON, CA, (3) Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, Ottawa, ON, CA,

SU-E-T-76

Construction of a Cost-Effective and Versatile Optically Stimulated Luminescence Detector (OSLD) Reader for Research - A Scullion1 *, E Yukihara2 , G O Sawakuchi1 , (1) Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, CA, (2) Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

SU-E-T-103

Making Plane-Parallel Ionization Chambers Available for Reference Dosimetry of High-Energy Photon Beams - B R Muir1 , M R McEwen2 *, D W O Rogers1 , (1) Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, CA, (2) National Research Council, Ottawa, ON, CA

SU-E-T-106

Experimental Characterization of Al2O3:C Optically Stimulated Luminescence Detector (OSLD) Exposed to 6 MV X-Ray Beams - A Omotayo1 *, J Cygler2 , G O Sawakuchi1 , (1) Carleton University, Ottawa , ON, CA, (2) The Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Ctr., Ottawa, ON, CA

SU-E-T-110

Quantitative Image Based Measurement of Electron Beam Spot Position - B Nyiri1,3 *, J Smale2 , L Gerig1,3,4 , (1) Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Centre, Ottawa, ON, CA, (2) Elekta Canada, Ottawa, On, CA, (3) Univ. of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, Ottawa, ON, CA, (4) Carleton Univ., Department of Physics, Ottawa, ON, CA,

SU-E-T-119

A Phenomenological Model of the Al2O3:C Optically Stimulated Luminescence Detector (OSLD) Fading - G Sawakuchi1 *, E Yukihara2 , (1) Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, CA, (2) Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

SU-E-T-127

Two Dosimetric Methods of Measuring Linac Beam Spot Position - B Nyiri1,3 *, J Smale2 , L Gerig1,3,4 , (1) Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Centre, Ottawa, ON, CA, (2) Elekta Canada, Ottawa, ON, CA, (3) Univ. of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine , Ottawa, ON, CA, (4) Carelton Univ., Dept of Physics, Ottawa, ON, CA

SU-E-T-250

Results of a Survey to Assess the Current Status of In-Vivo Dosimetry in Canada - G O Sawakuchi1*, L Archambault2,3 , A Scullion1 , J E Cygler4 , (1) Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, CA, (2) Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec, Quebec City, QC, CA (3) Laval University, Quebec City, QC, CA (4) The Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Ctr., Ottawa, ON, CA

SU-E-T-390

Real-Time Measurement of Urethral Dose and Position Using a RADPOS Array During Permanent Seed Implantation for Prostate Brachytherapy - A Cherpak1,2 *, J Cygler1,2 , C E1 , G Perry1 , (1) The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, Ottawa, ON, CA, (2) Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, CA

SU-E-T-565

Patient-Specific Evaluation of the Need for Adaptive Therapy in Lung SBRT - D Owen1,2 *, A Cherpak1,3 , J Cygler1,3 , J Belec1,3 , B Clark1,3 , (1) The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, (2) Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, (3) Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

SU-E-T-578

A Dual Detector Method for Determining CyberKnife Total Scatter Factors (TSF) - J Szanto1 , E Henderson1 *, (1) The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Center, Ottawa, Ontario, CA,

SU-E-T-602

Investigation of Target Motion for Serially Delivered TMI Treatments - DJ Fraser1 *, B Nyiri1 , L Gerig1 , (1) The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, Ottawa, ON, CA

SU-E-T-646

Feasibility Study of Radiobiological Effectiveness-Based Treatment Plan Optimization for Spot-Scanned Proton Therapy Beams - G Ciangaru1 *, N Sahoo1 , G Sawakuchi2 , X Zhu1 , R Mohan1 , M Gillin1 , (1) MD Anderson Cancer Ctr., Houston, TX, (2) Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, CA,

SU-E-T-667

On the Monte Carlo Simulation of Electron Transport in the Sub-1 KeV Energy Range - RM Thomson1 *, I Kawrakow2 , (1) Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, CA, (2) Siemens AG, Heidelberg, DE

SU-E-T-669

Clinical Implementation of a Commercial Monte Carlo Treatment Planning System for Electron Beams - E Vandervoort1 *, J Cygler1,2 , (1) The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, Ottawa, ON, CA, (2) Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, CA

SU-E-T-696

The Need for Segmentation of Breast Tissue in Monte Carlo Calculations for Low-Energy Brachytherapy - JGH Sutherland*, RM Thomson, DWO Rogers, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, CA

SU-E-T-701

Guidance for Early Adoption of Model-Based Dose Calculation Algorithms in Brachytherapy: Progress Report From AAPM Task Group 186 - L Beaulieu1 *, Å Carlsson Tedgren2 , J Carrier3 , S Davis4 , F Mourtada5 , M Rivard6 , R Thomson7 , F Verhaegen8 , T Wareing9 , J Williamson10 , (1) Centre Hospitalier Univ de Quebec, Quebec, QC, CA, (2) Linkoping Univ, Linkoping, SE, (3) Hopital Notre-Dame du CHUM, Montreal, QC, CA, (4) University of WI-Madison/ADCL, Madison, WI, (5) UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Bellaire, TX, (6) Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, (7) Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, CA, (8) Maastro clinic, Maastricht, Limburg, NL, (9) Transpire Inc, Gig Harbor, WA, (10) Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

SU-E-T-824

Accuracy of Low Doses in Lung for Locoregional Breast Irradiation with TomoTherapy and VMAT - N Ploquin1 *, J Belec1, 2 , JM Caudrelier1 , B G Clark1, 2 , (1) The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, Ottawa, ON, CA, (2) Physics Department, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, CA

SU-F-BRA-7

Integrated 4D Reconstruction of Dynamic Data for Myocardial Blood Flow Measurements with Dedicated SPECT Cameras - T Humphries1 *, RG Wells2 , A Celler3 , R deKemp2 , (1) Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, (2) University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, ON, CA, (3) University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Monday August 1st

MO-B-224-1

Clinical Implementation and Application of Monte Carlo Methods in Photon and Electron Dose Calculation – New Issues to Consider in Clinical Practice - N Tyagi1 *, J Cygler2 *, (1) William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, (2) The Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Ctr., Ottawa, ON, CA

MO-C-BRA-3

The Future of Medical Physics: Challenges and Opportunities - J Boone1 *, R Fahrig2 *, D Rogers3 *, G Starkschall4 *, P Halvorsen5 *, W Hendee6 , J Seibert7 , (1) UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, (2) Stanford University, London, ON, CA, (3) Carleton Univ, Ottawa, ON, CA, (4) UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, (5) Alliance Imaging/Alliance Oncology, Newton, MA, (6) , Rochester, MN, (7) UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA

MO-D-301-1

Joint AAPM/CCPM Sympsium: The Inverse Problem in Medical Physics Training – Defining the Objectives and Finding the Solutions - P Sprawls1 , M Schmid2 , J Battista3 *, W Beckham4 *, B Clark5 *, G Frey6 *, M Herman7 *, M Mills8 *, D Wilkins5 *, (1) Sprawls Educational Foundation, Montreat, NC, (2) BC Cancer Agency-Southern Interior, Kelowna, BC, CA, (3) London Regional Cancer Program, London, ON, CA, (4) Vancouver Island Cancer Ctr., Victoria, BC, CA, (5) The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Ctr., Ottawa, ON, CA, (6) Medical Univ of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, (7) Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, (8) James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Louisville, KY

MO-F-301-1

Writing and Reviewing Papers for Medical Physics - W Hendee1 *, D Rogers2 *, A Karellas3 *, P Slattery4 *, (1) , Rochester, MN, (2) Carleton Univ, Ottawa, ON, CA, (3) University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, (4) AAPM, College Park, MD

MO-G-BRA-6

A Primary Standard for HDR Brachytherapy Calibrations - JP McCaffrey *, F Tessier and B Downton , (1) National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Tuesday

August 2nd

TU-B-224-1

Impact of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) On Radiation Dosimetry in Medical Physics - M Mitch1 *, M McEwen2 *, R Tosh1 *, (1) National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, (2) National Research Council, Ottawa, ON, CA

TU-C-BRA-1

Progress in Calculations of KQ for TG-51 - D Rogers1 *, (1) Carleton Univ, Ottawa, ON, CA

TU-C-BRA-2

Calibrating the Output of a Linear Accelerator – TG-51 Updated - M McEwen1 *, (1) National Research Council, Ottawa, ON, CA

TU-C-BRB-7

Medical Physics Staffing for Radiation Treatment: A Robust Algorithm with Trans-Canada Validation - B Clark1 *, M Patterson2 , L Beaulieu3 , M Sharpe4 , L Schreiner5 , M MacPherson6 , J Van Dyk7 , J Battista7 , (1) The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Ctr., Ottawa, ON, CA, (2) Hamilton Regional Cancer Ctr., Hamilton, ON, CA, (3) Centre Hospitalier Univ de Quebec, Quebec, QC, CA, (4) Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, ON, CA, (5) Cancer Center of Southeastern Ontario, Kingston, ON, CA, (6) Princess Margaret Hospital, Mississauga, ON, CA, (7) London Regional Cancer Program, London, ON, CA

Wednesday August 3rd

WE-C-214-6

Patient Safety Improvement Through Incident Learning in Radiation Treatment - Four Years Experience - B Clark1 *, R Brown1 , J Ploquin1 , A Kind1 , L Grimard1 , P Dunscombe2 , (1) The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Ctr., Ottawa, ON, CA, (2) Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, AB, CA

WE-E-BRB-3

Extracting Energy Fluence Distributions of X-Rays Produced by Megavoltage Electron Beams Stopping in Thick Targets From Lateral Profiles Measured Using Ionization Chambers - C Cojocaru1 *, C Ross1 , M McEwen1 , B Faddegon2 , (1) National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, ON, CA, (2) UC San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

WE-G-110-6

Introduction to the AAPM Task Group No. 195 - Monte Carlo Reference Data Sets for Imaging Research - I Sechopoulos1 *, S Abboud2 , E Ali3 , A Badal2 , A Badano2 , SSJ Feng1,5 , I Kyprianou2 , M McNitt-Gray4 , E Samei6 , A Turner4 , (1) Emory University, Atlanta, GA, (2) CDRH/Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD, (3) Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, (4) UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, (5) Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, (6) Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Thursday August 4th

TH-C-BRB-10

Scanned Proton Pencil Beam’s Lateral Profile Library to Describe the Spot Dose Characteristics - A Anand1 *, N Sahoo1 , X Zhu1 , U Titt1 , G Sawakuchi2 , Y Li1 , F Poenisch1 , R Amos1 , K Suzuki1 , G Ciangaru1 , R Mohan1 , M Gillin1 , (1) U.T.M.D.Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, (2) Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, CA.

TH-E-BRC-3

Monte Carlo Dosimetry for 125I Brachytherapy of Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma - JGH Sutherland1 *, M Furutani2 , Y Garces2 , RM Thomson1 , (1) Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, CA, (2) Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

TH-E-BRC-8

Monte Carlo Calculation of Breathing Interplay Effect and Dose Calculation Discretization Error for VMAT and TomoTherapy Stereotactic Lung Treatments - J Belec*1 2 , N Ploquin1 ,  BG Clark1 2 , (1) The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, Ottawa, ON, CA (2) Physics Department, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, CA

TH-E-BRC-9

Beyond Self-Consistency in Beam Commissioning: Determination of True Linac Spectra - E. S. M. Ali1 *, M. R. McEwen2 and D. W. O. Rogers1, (1) Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, CA, (2) National Research Council, Ottawa, ON, CA