Radiation and Cancer Physics
Panel 20 (Live SA-CME) - Defining the Clinical Target Volume: From the Art to the Science
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Room 006
Session Type: Panel
1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
1.50 CAMPEP Credits
1.50 MDCB Credits
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The definition of the clinical target volume (CTV) is becoming the weakest link in the radiotherapy chain. In this session we will first review some of the challenges of the standard CTV definition process (the "art"). We will then present new approaches that are being developed to move CTV definition from an art to a science. These include advances in imaging to make the invisible CTV extension visible, advances in machine learning to support the clinician in defining the CTV, and developments in robust treatment planning to incorporate uncertainties of the CTV in the treatment planning process.
- Explain how machine learning tools can help them to define the clinical target volume.
- Explain how uncertainties in defining the clinical target volume can be included in the treatment planning process through sensitivity analysis and robust optimization.
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
The art of defining the CTV
1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
Advanced imaging for better assessment of the extent of the CTV
Speaker: – University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Machine learning for semi automated CTV definition
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
How to incorporate CTV uncertainties in treatment planning