Abstracts & WOrkshops

* Presenting Author

25 September, 2019 - 10:30am: Session 1 - Young Investigators Symposium

  1. A framework for robust optimization of 4D-VMAT
    Eric Christiansen* (Carleton University), Eric Christiansen (Carleton University), Emily Heath (Carleton University), Tong Xu (Carleton University)
  2. Development of a hydrated electron dosimeter for in vivo applications in radiotherapy: A proof of concept
    Julien Mégrourèche* (Mcgill University), Julien Mégrourèche (Mcgill University), Lilian Childress (McGill University), Jack Sankey (McGill University), Alaina Bui (McGill University), Shirin A. Enger (McGill University)
  3. Multi-modal deep learning framework for head & neck cancer outcome prediction
    André Diamant* (McGill University), André Diamant (McGill University), Avishek Chatterjee (McGill University), Martin Vallières (McGill University), George Shenouda (McGill University Health Centre), Jan Seuntjens (McGill University)
  4. Cardiac Synchronized Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy
    Justin Poon* (University of British Columbia), Justin Poon (University of British Columbia), Kirpal Kohli (BC Cancer – Surrey), Devin Schellenberg (BC Cancer – Surrey), Marc Deyell (University of British Columbia), Stefan Reinsberg (University of British Columbia), Tony Teke (BC Cancer – Kelowna), Steven Thomas (BC Cancer – Vancouver)
  5. Artificial Intelligence to Advance Adaptive Radiation Therapy
    Sarah Weppler* (University of Calgary), Sarah Weppler (University of Calgary), Harvey Quon (Tom Baker Cancer Centre), Nabhya Harjai (University of Calgary), Craig A. Beers (University of Calgary), Lukas Van Dyke (Tom Baker Cancer Centre), Colleen Schinkel (Tom Baker Cancer Centre), Wendy Smith (Tom Baker Cancer Centre)
  6. Combined x-ray fluorescence and spectral computed tomography of multiple contrast agents
    Chelsea Dunning* (University of Victoria), Chelsea Dunning (University of Victoria), Devon Richtsmeier (University of Victoria), Magdalena Bazalova-Carter (University of Victoria)
  7. Strategies for the delivery of spatially fractionated radiotherapy using conventional and FLASH-capable sources
    Nolan Esplen* (University of Victoria), Nolan Esplen (University of Victoria), Luca Egoriti (University of British Columbia), Alex Gottberg (TRIUMF), Magdalena Bazalova-Carter (University of Victoria)
  8. Image-Guided Liver Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT): Quantification of Targeting Accuracy using post-SBRT Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Svetlana Kuznetsova* (University of Calgary), Svetlana Kuznetsova (University of Calgary), Petra Grendarova (Tom Baker Cancer Centre/Alberta Health Services), Martin Doak (Tom Baker Cancer Centre/Alberta Health Services), Soum Roy (Tom Baker Cancer Centre/Alberta Health Services), Rishi Sinha (Tom Baker Cancer Centre/Alberta Health Services), Kundan Thind (University of Calgary), Nicolas Ploquin (University of Calgary)
  9. Dosimetric impact of interfractional positional variation of the metal port of tissue expanders in postmastectomy patients treated on Tomotherapy
    Keren Mayorov* (Carleton University), Keren Mayorov (Carleton University), Elsayed Ali (The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre)
  10. Gold nanoparticle uptake in synchronized monolayer and multilayer cell populations
    Kyle Bromma* (University of Victoria), Kyle Bromma (University of Victoria), Devika Chithrani (University of Victoria), Leah Cicon (University of Victoria), Aaron Bannister (University of Victoria), Wayne Beckham (BCCA-Vancouver Island Centre)

25 September, 2019 - 2:00pm: Session 2 - Highlights

  1. Validation of an orthovoltage based high-throughput microfluidic lab-on-a-chip radiobiological platform using EBT3 GafchromicTM film multichannel dosimetry
    Yuji Kamio* (McGill University, Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal), Yuji Kamio (McGill University, Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal), Maeva Bavoux (Centre de Recherche du centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal ), Karim Zerouali Boukhal (Cross cancer Institute), Jean-Francois Carrier (Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal), François DeBlois (Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal), Philip Wong (Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal), Shirin A. Enger (McGill University)
  2. Development of a mailed dosimetry audit system for Canada
    Malcolm McEwen* (National Research Council Canada), Malcolm McEwen (National Research Council Canada), Iymad Mansour (Carleton University), Bryan Muir (National Research Council), Michelle Nielsen (Mississauga Halton/Central West Regional Cancer Program, Credit Valley Hospital, Trillium Health Partners)
  3. Simulation-based validation of the PTV margin in permanent breast seed implant brachytherapy
    Alexandra Guebert (1,2)* ((1) Department of Physics and Astronomy/University of Calgary), Alexandra Guebert (1,2) ((1) Department of Physics and Astronomy/University of Calgary), Michael Roumeliotis (1,2,3) ((2) Division of Medical Physics/Tom Baker Cancer Centre), Tyler Meyer (1,2,3) ((3) Department of Oncology/University of Calgary), Sarah Quirk (1,2,3)
  4. Cardiac Lead Detection for Respiratory Motion Tracking: Implications for Cardiac Radiosurgery
    Justin Poon* (University of British Columbia), Justin Poon (University of British Columbia), Kirpal Kohli (BC Cancer – Surrey), Marc Deyell (University of British Columbia), Devin Schellenberg (BC Cancer – Surrey), Tania Karan (BC Cancer – Vancouver), Marie-Laure Camborde (BC Cancer – Vancouver), Stefan Reinsberg (University of British Columbia), Steven Thomas (BC Cancer – Vancouver)
  5. Rigid Registration of Computed Tomography Images and 3D Ultrasound Images for Permanent Breast Seed Implant Planning Procedure
    Claire Zhang* (BC Cancer - Kelowna), Claire Zhang (BC Cancer - Kelowna), Michelle Hilts (BC Cancer - Kelowna), Deidre Batchelar (BC Cancer - Kelowna), Nathan Orlando (Robarts Research Institute), Aaron Fenster (Robarts Research Institute), Juanita Crook (BC Cancer - Kelowna)
  6. Training and Evaluation of an Open-Source Convolutional Neural Network Autocontouring Algorithm for Prostate Radiotherapy
    Byron Wilson* (The Ottawa Hospital), Byron Wilson (The Ottawa Hospital), Daniel La Russa (The Ottawa Hospital), Justin Sutherland (The Ottawa Hospital), Miller MacPherson (The Ottawa Hospital), Dal Granville (The Ottawa Hospital)
  7. Univariate feature selection on imbalanced data
    Avishek Chatterjee* (McGill University), Henry Woodruff (Maastricht University Medical Centre), Marc Lobbes (Maastricht University Medical Centre), Martin Vallieres (McGill University), Jan Seuntjens (McGill University Health Centre)
  8. Evaluation of wearable radiation protection equipment for brain protection in interventional cardiology procedures
    Lesley Buckley* (The Ottawa Hospital), Lesley Buckley (The Ottawa Hospital), Etienne Couture (University of Ottawa Heart Institute), Ashley Asquith (University of Ottawa Heart Insitute), Aun Yeong Chong (University of Ottawa Heart Institute), Derek So (University of Ottawa Heart Institute)
  9. Brachytherapy for Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer: Using Knowledge-based Models to Predict Dose to Critical Structures
    Sandra Meyers* (University of California, San Diego), Sandra Meyers (University of California, San Diego), Tahir Yusufaly (University of California, San Diego), Aaron Simon (University of California, San Diego), Brent Covele (University of California, San Diego), Derek Brown (University of California, San Diego), Daniel Scanderbeg (University of California, San Diego), Jyoti Mayadev (University of California, San Diego), Kevin Moore (University of California, San Diego)

25 September, 2019 - 3:30pm: Session 3 - Quality and Safety

  1. Linac workload trends: effects on shielding calculations
    Mike Sattarivand* (Nova Scotia Cancer Centre), Mike Sattarivand (Nova Scotia Cancer Centre), Robin Kelly (Nova Scotia Cancer Centre)
  2. Performance Characterization and Clinical Implementation of IQM for Pre-treatment QA of VMAT
    Makan Farrokhkish* (Princess Margaret Hospital -UHN), Makan Farrokhkish (Princess Margaret Hospital -UHN), Robert Heaton (Princess Margaret Hospital -UHN), Bern Norrlinger (Princess Margaret Hospital -UHN), Yinkun Wang (Princess Margaret Hospital -UHN), Mohammad Islam (Princess Margaret Hospital -UHN)
  3. The Relationship of Linac's Beam Servo Control Condition and X-ray Characteristics Stability versus Dose Rate
    Edwin SHAM* (Gibson Cancer Center/Southeastern Health), Edwin SHAM (Gibson Cancer Center/Southeastern Health), Ben Kassahun (Gibson Cancer Center/Southeastern Health)
  4. Detailed collision detection of the Elekta Versa HD using ESAPI and Bullet Physics
    Daniel Markel* (Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal), Daniel Markel (Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal), Keyvan Jabbari (Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal), François DeBlois (Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, Université de Montréal)
  5. Use of failure modes and effects analysis to plan for radiation safety incidents in a radiation therapy department
    Lesley Buckley* (The Ottawa Hospital), Miller MacPherson (The Ottawa Hospital)
  6. Results of a Provincial Survey on Patient-Specific Quality Assurance Practice for IMRT and VMAT Delivery
    Jenna King* (Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre), Jenna King (Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre), Ady Abdellatif (Walker Family Cancer Centre), Jean-Pierre Bissonnette (Princess Margaret Cancer Centre; University of Toronto; TECHNA Institute; Cancer Care Ontario), Lesley Buckley (The Ottawa Hospital), Gordon Chan (Juravinski Cancer Centre), Lee Chin (Odette Cancer Centre), Daria Comsa (Southlake Regional Health Centre; University of Toronto), Julie Himmelman (Cancer Care Ontario), Patrick Rapley (Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre), Aaron Vandermeer (R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre)

25 September, 2019 - 5:00pm: Concurrent Workshops

  1. Are you the one dropping the ball? Tools, tips and tricks for improving workplace efficiency in the clinical and research setting.
    Parminder S Basran* (BCCA-Vancouver Island Centre), Parminder S Basran (BCCA-Vancouver Island Centre), Luc Beaulieu (CHUQ - Hôtel-Dieu de Québec), Thor Bjarnason (Medical Imaging, Interior Health BC)
  2. CNSC Licence Application Workshop: Beyond the RegDocs - Practical Hints from the Trenches
    Michelle Nielsen* (Mississauga Halton/Central West Regional Cancer Program, Credit Valley Hospital, Trillium Health Partners), Lesley Buckley (The Ottawa Hospital), John Schreiner (Cancer Centre of South Eastern Ontario at KHSC), Yani Picard (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission), Michelle Nielsen (Mississauga Halton/Central West Regional Cancer Program, Credit Valley Hospital, Trillium Health Partners)
  3. Imaging Informatics Fundamentals And The Qualified Medical Physicist's Role to Providing Valuable Clinical Input
    Jeff Frimeth, M.Sc., MCCPM, CIIP, MRSO, MRSE* (JF Medical Physics Inc.), Jeff Frimeth, M.Sc., MCCPM, CIIP, MRSO, MRSE (JF Medical Physics Inc.), Alain Gauvin, M.Sc., MBA, FCCPM, DABR, DABMP, CIIP (McGill University and Connectimage Medical Inc)
  4. Workshop on MCCPM Re-certification Credit Options
    Cheryl Duzenli* (BC Cancer Agency-Vancouver), Cheryl Duzenli (BC Cancer Agency-Vancouver), Andrew T. Kerr (Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario), Geneviève Jarry (Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont), B. Gino Fallone (University of Alberta; Cross Cancer Institute), Gordon Mawdsley (University of Toronto), Alasdair Syme (QEII Health Sciences Centre), Raxa Sankreacha (Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre), Wendy Smith (Tom Baker Cancer Centre)

25 September, 2019 - 6:30pm: Poster Reception

  1. Characterizing the ExacTrac Image Guidance System Using Monte Carlo Modelling
    Mike Sattarivand* (Nova Scotia Health Authority), Alan Spurway (Nova Scotia Health Authority), Sahar Darvish-Molla (Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)), Mike Sattarivand (Nova Scotia Cancer Centre)
  2. Using Raman spectra and non-negative matrix factorization to monitor ionizing radiation induced cellular responses
    Xinchen Deng* (UBC Okanagan), Xinchen Deng (University of British Columbia - Okanagan Campus), Ramie Ali-Adeeb (University of British Columbia - Okanagan Campus), Phil Shreeves (University of British Columbia - Okanagan Campus), Alex Brolo (University of Victoria), Jeff Andrews (University of British Columbia - Okanagan Campus), Julian Lum (BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Island Cancer Centre), Andrew Jirasek (University of British Columbia - Okanagan Campus)
  3. Simple data imputation for missing feature values in binary classification
    Avishek Chatterjee* (McGill University), Avishek Chatterjee (McGill University), Henry Woodruff (Maastricht University Medical Centre), Martin Vallieres (McGill University), Jan Seuntjens (McGill University Health Centre)
  4. Implementation of a visually-monitored voluntary Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (vDIBH) radiotherapy technique for treatment to the left breast or chestwall
    Erin Barnett* (Stronach Regional Cancer Centre), Erin Barnett (Stronach Regional Cancer Centre), Tyler Pestill (Southlake Regional Health Centre), Cari Bradley (Southlake Regional Health Centre), Leslie Proctor (Southlake Regional Health Centre), Douglas Moseley (Stronach Regional Cancer Centre, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto), Daria Comsa (Southlake Regional Health Centre)
  5. A Planning Study: Escalating the Single Fraction Monotherapy Dose for HDR Prostate Brachytherapy
    Eric Sabondjian* (Carlo Fidani Regional Cancer Centre), Raxa Sankreacha (Carlo Fidani Regional Cancer Centre), Jasper Yuen (Carlo Fidani Regional Cancer Centre), Sarah Rauth (Carlo Fidani Regional Cancer Centre)
  6. Evaluation of the secondary neutron fluence spectra, during high energy radiation therapy, using a passive Nested Neutron Spectrometer (NNS) with gold activation foil.
    Felix Mathew* (McGill University), Felix Mathew (McGill University), Cornelia Chilian (Polytechnique Montreal), Logan Montgomery (McGill University Health Centre), John Kildea (McGill University and McGill University Health Centre)
  7. Microdosimetric variation of RBE surrounding 125-I, 169-Yb, and 192-Ir, and the impact on an HDR prostate treatment plan
    Humza Nusrat* (Ryerson University), Humza Nusrat (Ryerson University), Salesha Karim-Picco (Ryerson University), Geordi Pang (Odette Cancer Centre), Moti Paudel (Odette Cancer Centre), Arman Sarfehnia (Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)
  8. Compliance to Radiotherapy Standards by introduction of Automated Auditing
    Sarah Quirk* (University of Calgary), Sarah Quirk (University of Calgary), Lukas VanDyke, Harvey Quon, Krista Krobutschek (Tom Baker Cancer Centre), Michael Roumeliotis, Kundan Thind
  9. Investigating the effect of dosimetric leaf gap on patient-specific QA for linear accelerator-based SRS treatments
    Peter Martin* (Department of Medical Physics, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, AB), Peter Martin (Department of Medical Physics, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, AB), Nicolas Ploquin (Department of Oncology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB), Alana Hudson
  10. Cone-beam CT angiography for use in the planning of AVM treatments with SRS
    Robert Cropp* (Lower Mainland Medical Imaging), Ermias Gete (BC Cancer Agency-Vancouver Centre), Yogesh Thakur (Lower Mainland Medical Imaging)
  11. Identifying Representative Examples of Clinically Relevant Deformable Image Registration Biases for Head and Neck Cancer Patients Prior to TG-132 Quality Assurance
    Sarah Weppler* (University of Calgary), Sarah Weppler (University of Calgary), Colleen Schinkel (Tom Baker Cancer Centre), Wendy Smith (Tom Baker Cancer Centre)
  12. Characterization of Three-Dimensional Intra-fraction Motion Traces of Stereotactic Radiosurgery Patients with Thermoplastic Immobilization
    Young Lee* (Odette Cancer Centre), Young Lee (Odette Cancer Centre), Lee MacDonald (Odette Cancer Centre), Mark Ruschin (Odette Cancer Centre)
  13. Development of a Quality Control Program for the Routine Monitoring of a Diode Array Detectors
    Young Lee* (Odette Cancer Centre), Young Lee (Odette Cancer Centre), Philip Au (Odette Cancer Centre), Anula Nico (Odette Cancer Centre), Sara Iradji (Odette Cancer Centre), Leila Lukhumaidze (Odette Cancer Centre), Amritpal Singh (Odette Cancer Centre), Melanie Davidson (Odette Cancer Centre)
  14. Evaluation of Intrafractional Motion and Dosimetric Impact in Spine SBRT Treatment
    Yiwen Xu* (Harvard Medical School), Yiwen Xu (Harvard Medical School), Yida David Hu (Brigham and Women's Hospital ), Jeremy Bredfeldt (Brigham and Women's Hospital ), Fred Hacker (Brigham and Women's Hospital )
  15. Lens sparing for ocular lymphoma: comparing proton pencil beam spot scanning versus electron therapy with custom lead blocking
    Allison Toltz* (University of Washington), Allison Toltz (University of Washington), Brandon Koger (University of Washington), Yolanda Tseng (University of Washington), Minsun Kim (University of Washington)
  16. The Pursuit of Paperless: a failure mode and effects analysis of the transition to paperless medical physics quality assurance for linear accelerators
    Amy Frederick* (Department of Physics and Astronomy/University of Calgary), Amy Frederick (Department of Physics and Astronomy/University of Calgary), Sarah Weppler, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Rebecca Frederick, Steven Nich, Thomas Mann, Lingyue Sun, Alexandra Guebert, Malgorzata D'Souza (Division of Medical Physics/Tom Baker Cancer Centre)
  17. Dose escalation in 5-fraction palliative thoracic radiotherapy: A feasibility and safety planning study
    Donna Murrell* (London Health Sciences Centre), Donna Murrell (London Health Sciences Centre), Melody Qu (London Health Sciences Centre), Barbara Millman (London Health Sciences Centre), David Palma (London Health Sciences Centre), Alexander Louie (Sunnybrook Health Science Centre)
  18. Clinical Implementation of 3D-Printing Technology
    S. Barhoum* (Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre), S. Barhoum (Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre), D. Bani** (**University of Toronto), I. Tavares, P. McGhee
  19. Total Body Irradiation on a Linac Couch Using Matching Fields with Dynamic MLC Broadened Beam Penumbra
    Xiangyang Mei* (Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario at Kingston General Hospital), Xiangyang Mei (Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario at Kingston General Hospital), Andrew T. Kerr (Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario)
  20. Estimating Rat Brain TCA Cycle Rate with 13C4-Glutamate Measures Obtained with Long TE MRS at 9.4 T
    Anthony G. Tessier* (Cross Cancer Institute and University of Alberta), Anthony G. Tessier (Cross Cancer Institute and University of Alberta), Brennen Dobberthien (University of Alberta), Avalyn Stanislaus (University of Alberta), Michael B. Sawyer (University of Alberta), B. Gino Fallone (Cross Cancer Institute and University of Alberta), Atiyah Yahya (Cross Cancer Institute and University of Alberta)
  21. Anthropomorphic phantoms using 3D-printing techniques
    Sawyer Badiuk* (CancerCare Manitoba), Sawyer Badiuk (CancerCare Manitoba), David Sasaki (CancerCare Manitoba), Daniel Rickey (CancerCare Manitoba)
  22. Retrospective study of intra-fractional motion in lung stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) patients
    Quinn Matthews*, Baochang Liu (BC Cancer - Centre for the North), Quinn Matthews, Nick Chng
  23. The effect of insufficient backscatter conditions on monitor unit calculations for orthovoltage radiation therapy
    Adam Blais* (Tom Baker Cancer Centre), Hali Morrison (Tom Baker Cancer Centre), Colleen Schinkel (Tom Baker Cancer Centre)
  24. Methodology for linac electron beam absorbed dose ion chamber calibrations at National Research Council Canada
    Bryan Muir* (National Research Council), Malcolm McEwen (National Research Council Canada)
  25. Stereotactic Radiosurgery Post Implementation Data Review, Immobilization, Imaging and Cone Centering Quality Assurance
    Catherine Neath* (R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre), Catherine Neath (R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre), Lourdes Garcia, Daryl Scora, Katharina Sixel
  26. Evaluation of Verification Scan Data for Prostate IGRT with Goldseeds, to Guide an Evidence Based Imaging Protocol
    Catherine Neath* (R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre), Catherine Neath (R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre), Aaron Vandermeer, Amanda VonGemmingen, Wayne Koll
  27. Radiation dose from contemporary CTPA protocol with an anthropomorphic female phantom compared to V/Q SPECT scan
    Elena Tonkopi* (Nova Scotia Health Authority, Dalhousie University), Elena Tonkopi (Nova Scotia Health Authority, Dalhousie University), Daria Manos, Andrew Ross
  28. Patient neutron dose measurements and radiation safety considerations for total body irradiation (TBI) using 10MV flattening filter free radiotherapy beams (10MV FFF)
    Malgorzata D'Souza* (Tom Baker Cancer Centre), Malgorzata D'Souza (Tom Baker Cancer Centre), Rebecca Frederick (University of Calgary), Alana Hudson (Tom Baker Cancer Centre)
  29. Complexity score and machine learning generated decision boundary allows for Octavius failure predictions in SRS treatments.
    Jeremy Braun* (Department of Physics and Astronomy/University of Calgary, Division of Medical Physics/Tom Baker Cancer Center), Jeremy Braun (Department of Physics and Astronomy/University of Calgary, Division of Medical Physics/Tom Baker Cancer Center), Sarah Quirk, Ekaterina Tchistiakova (Department of Oncology/University of Calgary)
  30. Initial experience with TrueBeam Machine Performance Check (MPC) as an additional tool for daily Quality Assurance
    Jonatan Snir* (Tom Baker Cancer Centre/ AHS), Jonatan Snir (Tom Baker Cancer Centre/ AHS), Alexandra Guebert (Tom Baker Cancer Centre/ AHS), Jonathan Hindmarsh (Tom Baker Cancer Centre/ AHS), Michael Barnes (Department of Radiation Oncology, Cavalry Mater Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW), Malgorzata D'Souza (Tom Baker Cancer Centre/ AHS)
  31. System Comparison of Dose and Image Quality Trade-off for Thicker Breast in Digital Mammography
    Chang-Ying Joseph Yang* (BC Cancer - Kelowna), Chang-Ying Joseph Yang (BC Cancer - Kelowna)
  32. Experimental Validation for the Cascaded System Analysis of Anatomical Structure Modeling in Digital Mammography
    Chang-Ying Joseph Yang* (BC Cancer Agency - Kelowna), Chang-Ying Joseph Yang (BC Cancer Agency - Kelowna), Thorarin Bjarnason (Medical Imaging, Interior Health), Robert Lalonde (Ryerson University), Jesse Tanguay (Ryerson University)
  33. Rules of Thumb for the Dosimetric Effect of Head and Neck and Prostate Patients’ Body Contour Changes
    Lingyue Sun* (Department of Physics and Astronomy/University of Calgary), Lingyue Sun[1,2] ([1]Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary [2]Division of Medical Physics, Tom Baker Cancer Centre), Charles Kirkby[1,3,4] ([3]Division of Medical Physics, Jack Ady Cancer Centre), Wendy Smith[1,2,4] ([4]Department of Oncology, University of Calgary)
  34. CT gel dosimetry analysis with 1D Convolution for lung cancer
    Runqing Jiang* (University of Waterloo),
  35. Standardisation of the treatment planning workflow through custom graphical user interfaces and a centralized database
    Malik Brunet-Benkhoucha* (Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont), Malik Brunet-Benkhoucha (Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont), Michael Ayles (Hopital Maisonneuve-Rosemont), Geneviève Jarry (Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont), Dominique Martin (Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont), Patrice Munger (Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont)
  36. Neutron activation in the radiotherapy bunker: strategies for managing radiation safety.
    John Kildea* (McGill University and McGill University Health Centre), Michael D. C. Evans (McGill University and McGill University Health Centre), Logan Montgomery (McGill University and McGill University Health Centre), John Kildea (McGill University and McGill University Health Centre)
  37. A comprehensive process for end-to-end orientation and coordinate system testing for external beam radiation therapy
    Nelson Miksys* (The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre), Nelson Miksys (The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre), Elizabeth Orton (The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre), Elsayed Ali (The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre)
  38. 13 Years of Clinical Trial Radiation Therapy Quality Assurance in Canada
    Orest Ostapiak* (Juravinski Cancer Centre), Wayne A. Beckham (BCCA-Vancouver Island Centre), Young Lee (Odette Cancer Centre), Alan Nichol (BCCA), Thomas Purdie (Princess Margaret Cancer Centre)
  39. Comparison of Gross Tumor Volume (GTV) on free breathing CT, 4DCT and CBCT images of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
    Runqing Jiang* (Grand River Regional Cancer Centre), Runqing Jiang (Grand River Regional Cancer Centre), Lu Xu (Western University), Ernest Osei (Grand River Regional Cancer Centre)
  40. New Leg Immobilization device design for the Treatment Setup of Inguinal and Femoral Lymph Nodes
    Syed Ahmar Abbas* (Southlake Regional Health Center), Syed Ahmar Abbas (Southlake Regional Health Center), Julia Hartwick (Southlake Regional Health Center), Kevin Smith (Southlake Regional Health Center)
  41. Outcomes of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy 60Gy in 8 Fractions when Prioritizing Organs at Risk for Central and Ultracentral Lung Tumors
    Steven Thomas* (BC Cancer BC Cancer-Vancouver), Yizhou Zhao (BC Cancer-Surrey), Eman Khawandanh (BC Cancer-Vancouver), Susan Zhang (BC Cancer-Vancouver), Emma Dunne (BC Cancer-Vancouver), Devin Schellenberg (BC Cancer-Surrey), Mitchell Liu (BC Cancer-Vancouver), Vicky Huang (BC Cancer-Surrey), Derek Hyde (BC Cancer-Kelowna), Tony Teke (BC Cancer-Kelowna), Steven Thomas (BC CancerBC Cancer-Vancouver)
  42. Patient dose reduction in dynamic contrast enhanced CT scan: a longitudinal study for Sorafenib treated cervical cancer patients
    Sun Mo Kim* (Princess Margaret Cancer Centre), Sun Mo Kim (Princess Margaret Cancer Centre), Michael Milosevic (Princess Margaret Cancer Centre), Masoom Haider (Toronto General Hospital), David Jaffray (Princess Margaret Cancer Centre), Ivan Yeung (Princess Margaret Cancer Centre)
  43. Characterization of Uncertainty in Training Dataset for Machine Learning Modeling of the Integral Quality Monitoring System in Radiotherapy
    Yinkun Wang* (Princess Margaret Cancer Centre), Yinkun Wang (Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network), Mohammad Islam, Bern Norrlinger, Makan Farrokhkish, Robert Heaton, Young-Bin Cho
  44. Initial observations of position-dependent B0 distortions in a concurrent TMS/MRS phantom experiment
    Leo Sporn* (University of British Columbia), Leo Sporn (University of British Columbia), Erin MacMillan (Philips Healthcare), Ruiyang Ge (University of British Columbia), Afifa Humaira (University of British Columbia), Laura Barlow (University of British Columbia), Cornelia Laule (University of British Columbia), Fidel Vila-Rodriguez (University of British Columbia)
  45. Development of a 3D ultrasound guidance and verification system for focal liver tumor ablation therapy
    Derek Gillies* (Robarts Research Institute), Derek Gillies (Robarts Research Institute), Jeffrey Bax (Robarts Research Institute), Kevin Barker (Robarts Research Institute), Igor Gyackov (Robarts Research Institute), Lori Gardi (Robarts Research Institute), David Tessier (Robarts Research Institute), Nirmal Kakani (Manchester Royal Infirmary), Aaron Fenster (Robarts Research Institute)
  46. Signal Linearity and Resolvability of Contrast Solutions in a Mouse Phantom using spectral CT
    Devon Richtsmeier* (University of Victoria), Devon Richtsmeier (University of Victoria), Kevin Murphy (University of Victoria), Kris Iniewski (Redlen Technologies), Magdalena Bazalova-Carter (University of Victoria)
  47. Adaptive noise suppression for dual-energy x-ray imaging based on spatial noise variation
    Ivan Romadanov* (Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)), Ivan Romadanov (Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)), Sahar Darvish-Molla (Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)), Mike Sattarivand (Nova Scotia Cancer Centre)
  48. Comparison of the recommendations of the AAPM TG-21, TG-51 and IAEA-AAPM TRS-483 with updated correction factors for calibration of Leksell Gamma Knife
    Joel Mullins* (McGill), Lalageh Mirzakhanian (McGill University), Arman Sarfehnia (University of Toronto ), Jan Seuntjens (McGill University)
  49. Brachytherapy seed localization in ultrasound images using a deep learning approach
    Maryam Afsari Golshan* (BC Cancer Agency), Maral Golshan (BC Cancer Agency-Vancouver), Davood Karimi (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia), Sara Mahdavi (BC Cancer Agency-Vancouver), Michael Peacock (BC Cancer Agency-Vancouver), Tim Salcudean (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia), Ingrid Spadinger (BC Cancer Agency-Vancouver)
  50. Validation of Monte Carlo simulation of 6 MV photon beam delivered by Vero4DRT linear accelerator using BEAMnrc and DOSXYZnrc
    Maryam Rostamzadeh* (Dept of Physics and Astronomy, UBC), Maryam Rostamzadeh (Dept of Physics and Astronomy, UBC), I. Antoniu Popescu (BC Cancer Agency-Vancouver), Ante Mestrovic (BC Cancer Agency - Vancouver), Ermias Gete (BC Cancer Agency-Vancouver Centre), Alanah M. Bergman (BC Cancer -Vancouver Cancer Centre), Yoshitomo Ishihara (Division of Medical Physics, Department of Radiation Oncology, Japanese Red Cross Wakayama Medical Center), Mitsuhiro Nakamura (Division of Medical Physics, Department of Information Technology and Medical Engineering, Human Health Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University)
  51. SpaceOAR hydrogel rectal dose reduction prediction model: a decision support tool
    Owen Paetkau* (University of Victoria), Owen Paetkau (University of Victoria), Isabelle Gagné (BC Cancer - Victoria), Abraham Alexander (BC Cancer - Victoria)
  52. Differences in distant recurrence between coplanar and non-coplanar lung stereotactic body radiation therapy
    André Diamant* (McGill University), Veng Jean Heng (McGill University), André Diamant (McGill University), Avishek Chatterjee (McGill University), Sergio Faria (McGill University Health Centre), Houda Bahig (Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal), Robert Doucet (Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal), Issam El Naqa (University of Michigan), Jan Seuntjens (McGill University Health Centre)
  53. Recommendations on the step-size artifact of Monte Carlo-calculated photon and electron beam Cherenkov-to-dose conversion factors
    André Diamant* (McGill University), Yana Zlateva (McGill University), Bryan Muir (National Research Council Canada), Issam El Naqa (University of Michigan), Jan Seuntjens (McGill University)

26 September, 2019 - 10:30am: Session 4A - Radiation Dosimetry

  1. Dosimetric assessment and development of a general calibration model to obtain accurate dose-to-water measurements from EPID image acquisitions
    James Renaud* (National Research Council Canada), James Renaud (National Research Council Canada), Bryan Muir
  2. Measurement of ionization chamber angular response and associated uncertainty budget analysis in MRLinac reference dosimetry
    Viktor Iakovenko* (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre / Odette Cancer Centre), Viktor Iakovenko (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre / Odette Cancer Centre), Brian Keller (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre / Odette Cancer Centre), Arjun Sahgal (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre / Odette Cancer Centre), Arman Sarfehnia (Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)
  3. Monte Carlo investigation of skin dose in chest wall radiotherapy with bolus
    Patricia Oliver* (Nova Scotia Cancer Centre), Patricia Oliver (Nova Scotia Cancer Centre), Thalat Monajemi
  4. Dose Accumulation for Prostate SBRT Treatment
    Shadi Chitsazzadeh* (BC Cancer - Victoria), Shadi Chitsazzadeh (BC Cancer - Victoria), Abraham Alexander (BC Cancer - Victoria), Isabelle Gagné (BC Cancer - Victoria), Letricia Sand (BC Cancer - Victoria), Negin Shahid (BC Cancer - Victoria)
  5. Toward a dose-area metric for predicting moist desquamation in breast radiotherapy using in-vivo skin dosimetry and the CARA breast support
    Emilie Carpentier* (BC Cancer, Vancouver), Emilie Carpentier (University of British Columbia/ BC Cancer, Vancouver), Cheryl Duzenli (University of British Columbia/BC Cancer, Vancouver), Bradford Gill (BC Cancer, Vancouver), Erika Facchin (BC Cancer, Vancouver), Sheri Grahame (BC Cancer, Vancouver), Cathy Crumley (BC Cancer, Vancouver), Theodora Koulis (BC Cancer, Kelowna), Robert Olson (BC Cancer, Prince George), Elisa Chan (BC Cancer, Vancouver)
  6. Alpha particle exposure using EBT3 GafChromic film: film splitting radiation dosimetry for Am-241
    Hali Morrison* (Tom Baker Cancer Centre), Hali Morrison (1,2) ((1) Department of Oncology, University of Calgary, (2) Department of Medical Physics, Tom Baker Cancer Centre), John M. Danforth (3) ((3) Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Oncology, University of Calgary), Fintan K.T. Stanley (3), N. Daniel Berger (3), Dustin D. Pearson (3), Greg Pierce (1,2), Aaron A. Goodarzi (3), Nicolas Ploquin (1,2)
  7. Radionuclide decay scheme modeling improvements in EGSnrc
    Reid Townson* (National Research Council Canada), Reid Townson (National Research Council Canada)
  8. Nitrogen-doped single-mode inorganic optical fibres for radiotherapy dosimetry
    Crystal Penner* (TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada), C. Hoehr (TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada), A. Morana (Univ. St. Etienne, Hubert Curien Lab, Saint-Etienne, France), J. Vidalot (Univ. St. Etienne, Hubert Curien Lab, Saint-Etienne, France), E. Hocini (Univ. St. Etienne, Hubert Curien Lab, Saint-Etienne, France), C. Penner (TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada), M. Trinczek (TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada), O. Butiv (Kotelnikov Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics of RAS, Moscow, Russia), A. Boukenter (Univ. St. Etienne, Hubert Curien Lab, Saint-Etienne, France), Y. Ouerdane (Univ. St. Etienne, Hubert Curien Lab, Saint-Etienne, France), S. Girard (Univ. St. Etienne, Hubert Curien Lab, Saint-Etienne, France)
  9. Preliminary Evaluation of the Impact of Cerenkov Radiation in a Stemless Plastic Scintillation Detector
    Michael Hupman* (Dalhousie University), Michael Hupman (Dalhousie University Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science), Ian Hill (Dalhousie University Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science), Alasdair Syme (QEII Health Sciences Centre), Thalat Monajemi (QEII Health Sciences Centre)
  10. An investigation of neutron weighting factors using a Geant4-based microdosimetry pipeline
    Christopher Lund* (McGill University), Christopher Lund (McGill University), Gabriel Famulari (McGill University), Logan Montgomery (McGill University Health Centre), John Kildea (McGill University and McGill University Health Centre)
  11. Europium-doped optical fibre scintillator detectors for proton dosimetry
    Crystal Penner* (University of British Columbia), Crystal Penner (University of British Columbia), Peter Woulfe (Galway Medical Clinic), Sinead O'Keeffe (University of Limerick), Cheryl Duzenli (BC Cancer Agency-Vancouver), Cornelia Hoehr (TRIUMF)
  12. A real-time deformable scintillation dosimeter that simultaneously measures dose and deformation vector fields
    Émily Cloutier* (Université Laval), Émily Cloutier (CHU de Quebec - Universite Laval), Louis Archambault (CHU de Quebec - Universite Laval), Luc Beaulieu (CHU de Quebec - Universite Laval)

26 September, 2019 - 10:30am: Session 4B - Imaging

  1. Feasibility of iterative cone-beam CT reconstruction for adaptive radiotherapy: a preliminary study
    Peter Martin* (Tom Baker Cancer Centre), Peter Martin (Tom Baker Cancer Centre), Kundan Thind (Department of Oncology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB)
  2. 3D/2D Image Registration for Microsphere Tracking in Radioembolization
    E. Courtney Henry* (Department of Physics & Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada), E. Courtney Henry (Department of Physics & Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada), Dr. Alasdair Syme (Department of Medical Physics, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Halifax, NS, Canada), Dr. George Mawko
  3. CT collimation measurements on the go (and the effect of CR signal fade)
    Thorarin Bjarnason* (Medical Imaging, Interior Health, Kelowna; Department of Radiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver; Department of Mathematics, Statistics, Physics & Computer Science, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, Canada), Thorarin Bjarnason (Medical Imaging, Interior Health, Kelowna; Department of Radiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver; Department of Mathematics, Statistics, Physics & Computer Science, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, Canada)
  4. Intra- and Inter-observer variability in contouring the bowel bag on treatment planning CT and cone beam CT images using refined RTOG guidelines
    Thomas Delev* (The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre), Thomas Delev (The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre), Elizabeth Orton (The Ottawa Hospital), Kristopher Dennis (The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre), Rajiv Samant (The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre), Colin Brown (The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre), Soha Atallah (Princess Margaret Hospital), Jack Zheng (The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre), Elsayed Ali (The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre)
  5. CT Image Quality Testing: Human Vs. Automated Computer Vision System
    Reece Walsh* (University of British Columbia Okanagan), Reece Walsh (Department of Mathematics, Statistics, Physics & Computer Science, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, Canada), Bobby Tanaka (Medical Imaging, Interior Health, Kelowna, Canada), Thor Bjarnason (Department of Radiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)
  6. Microwave imaging for quantifying changes in breast tissue for patients undergoing radiotherapy: a feasibility study
    Sarah Quirk* (University of Calgary), Sarah Quirk (1,2,3) ((1) Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB), Jeremie Bourqui (4), Petra Grendarova (2,3) ((2) Department of Oncology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB), Mark Lesuik (3) ((3) Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, AB), Katelyn Bignell (3), Katrin Smith (4), Mehri Owjimehr (4), James Pinilla (3), Wendy Smith (1,2,3), Michael Roumeliotis (1,2,3), Elise Fear (4) ((4) Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB)
  7. Simulation of prototype optical CT scanner design
    Andy Ogilvy* (UBC), Andrew Jirasek (University of British Columbia - Okanagan Campus)
  8. Hybrid Approach to Estimate Patient Scattered Energy Fluence into a MV Imager from a Therapy Beam
    Kaiming Guo* (CancerCare Manitoba), Kaiming Guo (CancerCare Manitoba), Boyd McCurdy (CancerCare Manitoba)
  9. Sub-mm Positioning Accuracy Using MV Arc-based Imaging for Virtual Isocenter Treatments
    Cody Church* (Dalhousie University), Cody Church (Dalhousie University), David Parsons (UT Southwestern Medical Center), Alasdair Syme (Dalhousie University at QEII Health Sciences Centre)
  10. Patient shielding in Chest PA x-ray exams
    Tenzin Kunkyab* (University of British Columbia, Okanagan), Tenzin Kunkyab (1) ((1) Department of Mathematics, Statistics, Physics & Computer Science, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, Canada), Jessica Norman (2) ((2) Biomedical Engineering, Interior Health, Kelowna, Canada, Formerly with Biomedical Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada), Tim Rode (3) ((3) Medical Imaging, Interior Health, Kelowna, Canada), Jonathan Scheske (5), Joseph Yang (1,4) ((4) BC Cancer - Kelowna, Kelowna, Canada), Thor Bjarnason (1,3,5) ((5) Department of Radiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)
  11. CT Radiation Doses from hybrid NM/CT Scans in Manitoba
    Samantha Eustace* (CancerCare Manitoba), Samantha Eustace (CancerCare Manitoba, Department of Radiology, University of Manitoba), Yara Kady (Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon), Mahmoud Al-Abedi (CancerCare Manitoba, Department of Radiology, University of Manitoba), Idris Elbakri (CancerCare Manitoba, Department of Radiology, University of Manitoba)
  12. Modelling the spatio-energetic system response of spectroscopic x-ray detectors
    Robert Lalonde* (Ryerson University), Robert Lalonde (Ryerson University), Jesse Tanguay (Ryerson University)

26 September, 2019 - 1:30pm: Session 5A - Treatment Planning

  1. Influence of intra- and inter-fraction motion on planning target volume margin in liver SBRT with breath hold
    Patricia Oliver* (Nova Scotia Cancer Centre), Patricia Oliver (Nova Scotia Cancer Centre), Alasdair Syme, Mammo Yewondwossen, Clare Summers, Slawa Cwajna
  2. Implementation of 4Pi Radiotherapy in Eclipse using the ESAPI Environment
    John Lincoln* (Dalhousie University), John Lincoln (Dalhousie University), Brian Little (Nova Scotia Health Authority), R. Lee MacDonald (Sunnybrook Hospital, Odette Cancer Centre), Alasdair Syme (Nova Scotia Health Authority), Christopher Thomas (Nova Scotia Health Authority)
  3. Evaluation of adaptive radiation therapy strategies in the treatment of prostate cancer patients using hypofractionated VMAT
    Pawel Siciarz* (CancerCare Manitoba), Pawel Siciarz (CancerCare Manitoba), Boyd McCurdy (CancerCare Manitoba), Nikesh Hanumanthappa (CancerCare Manitoba)
  4. Evaluation of Clustering based Optimization for Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy
    Shadab Momin* (Washington University School of Medicine), Shadab Momin (Washington University School of Medicine), Abhishek Sethi (Washington University School of Medicine), Dao Lam (Washington University School of Medicine), James Gräfe (Ryerson University), Rao Khan (Washington University School of Medicine)
  5. Dosimetric Commissioning of an upgraded Equinox-100 Cobalt-60 unit in the Varian Eclipse Treatment Planning System
    John Schreiner* (Medical Physics Department, Cancer Center of Southeastern Ontario, Kingston, Ontario K7L5P9, Canada), L. John Schreiner (Medical Physics Department, Cancer Center of Southeastern Ontario, Kingston, Ontario K7L5P9, Canada), Thomas. N Bulenga (Department of Physics and Department of Oncology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario K7L3N6, Canada), Christopher Jechel (Best Theratronics, Kanada, Canada), Chandra Joshi (Medical Physics Department, Cancer Center of Southeastern Ontario, Kingston, Ontario K7L5P9, Canada), Gregory Salomons (Medical Physics Department, Cancer Center of Southeastern Ontario, Kingston, Ontario K7L5P9, Canada)
  6. Markov chain modeling of respiratory motion
    Eric Christiansen* (Carleton University), Eric Christiansen (Carleton University), Emily Heath (Carleton University), Tong Xu (Carleton University)
  7. Dosimetric impact of set-up errors and anatomy changes in CBCT-guided accelerated partial breast irradiation: towards evidence-based set-up margins
    Amy Frederick* (Department of Physics and Astronomy/University of Calgary), Amy Frederick (1,2) ((1) Department of Physics and Astronomy/University of Calgary, (2) Division of Medical Physics/Tom Baker Cancer Centre), Sarah Quirk (1,2,3), Michael Roumeliotis (1,2,3) ((3) Department of Oncology/University of Calgary)
  8. Inter-institutional Plan Quality Comparison of PROFIT Protocol Based Radiation Therapy Plans: Conventional and Machine Learning Based Analysis
    Lingyue Sun* (Department of Physics and Astronomy/University of Calgary), Lingyue Sun[1,2] ([1]Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary), Sarah Weppler[1,2] ([2]Division of Medical Physics, Tom Baker Cancer Centre), Wendy Smith[1,2,4] ([3]Division of Medical Physics, Jack Ady Cancer Centre), Charles Kirkby[1,3,4] ([4]Department of Oncology, University of Calgary)
  9. Real-Time Interactive Planning for Head and Neck, Lung and Prostate VMAT and Impact on Missed Opportunities for OAR Dose Reduction
    Quinn Matthews* (BC Cancer - Centre for the North), Quinn Matthews (BC Cancer - Centre for the North), Siske Bos (BC Cancer - Centre for the North)
  10. Squint - Efficient DVH-based plan comparison and evaluation using ESAPI
    Kim Lawyer* (BC Cancer - Centre for the North), Nick Chng, Kim Lawyer, Quinn Matthews, Baochang Liu, Taran Braich, Narinder Sidhu (BC Cancer - Centre for the North)
  11. Standardisation and automation of the treatment planning processes through scripting using RayStation
    Geneviève Jarry* (Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont), Geneviève Jarry (Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont), Michael Ayles (Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont), Malik Brunet-Benkhoucha (Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont), Dominique Martin (Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont)
  12. On Formulation of a Single- rotation Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy with Simultaneous Optimization of Photon Beam Energy
    Shadab Momin* (Washington University School of Medicine), Shadab Momin (Washington University School of Medicine), James Gräfe (Ryerson University), Rao Khan (Washington University School of Medicine)

26 September, 2019 - 1:30pm: Session 5B - Brachytherapy

  1. Monte Carlo dosimetry of a sonolucent vaginal cylinder for three-dimensional transvaginal ultrasound guidance in high-dose-rate interstitial gynecologic brachytherapy
    Devin Van Elburg* (University of Calgary), Devin Van Elburg (1,2) ((1) Department of Physics and Astromony / University of Calgary), Hali Morrison (2,3) ((2) Division of Medical Physics / Tom Baker Cancer Centre), Jessica Rodgers (4,5) ((3) Department of Oncology / University of Calgary), Aaron Fenster (4,5) ((4) School of Biomedical Engineering / The University of Western Ontario), Michael Roumeliotis (1,2,3) ((5) Robarts Research Institute / The University of Western Ontario), Tyler Meyer (1,2,3)
  2. Determination of radiobiological parameter values used in cervical cancer brachytherapy through in vitro experimentation
    Braden Chow* (University of Alberta), Braden Chow (University of Alberta), Brad Warkentin (Cross Cancer Institute, University of Alberta), Armin Gamper (Cross Cancer Institute, University of Alberta), Kareena Nanda (University of Alberta), Fleur Huang (Cross Cancer Institute, University of Alberta), Geetha Menon (Cross Cancer Institute, University of Alberta)
  3. Identifying Predictive Geometric Features for Ideal Applicator Selection in High Dose Rate Cervical Brachytherapy via a Data-Driven Analytic Approach
    Philip Ciunkiewicz* (University of Calgary/Alberta Health Services), Philip Ciunkiewicz (University of Calgary/Alberta Health Services), Kailyn Stenhouse (University of Calgary/Alberta Health Services), Michael Roumeliotis (University of Calgary/Alberta Health Services), Philip McGeachy (University of Calgary/Alberta Health Services)
  4. Use of Machine Learning Algorithms to Identify Predictive Geometric Features for Optimal Applicator Selection in High Dose-Rate (HDR) Cervical Brachytherapy
    Kailyn Stenhouse* (University of Calgary), Kailyn Stenhouse (University of Calgary), Philip Ciunkiewicz (University of Calgary), Michael Roumeliotis (Tom Baker Cancer Centre), Philip McGeachy (Tom Baker Cancer Centre)
  5. Optimization of vaginal cuff high dose rate brachytherapy planning processes for patientes treated with ovoid applicator
    Christophe Furstoss* (Hopital Maisonneuve-Rosemont), Fanny Solinhac (Hopital Maisonneuve-Rosemont), Dominique Martin (Hopital Maisonneuve-Rosemont), Christophe Furstoss (Hopital Maisonneuve-Rosemont), Patrice Munger (Hopital Maisonneuve-Rosemont)
  6. A power Doppler ultrasound-based intraoperative needle tip identification method for interstitial brachytherapy
    Nathan Orlando* (Robarts Research Institute), Nathan Orlando (Robarts Research Institute), Jonatan Snir (Tom Baker Cancer Centre), Kevin Barker (Robarts Research Institute), Doug Hoover (London Regional Cancer Program), Aaron Fenster (Robarts Research Institute)
  7. A search for a reliable skin toxicity predictor in Permanent Breast Seed Implant (PBSI) brachytherapy
    Zahra Anjomani* (Department of Medical Physics, BC Cancer - Kelowna, Kelowna, BC;), Zahra Anjomani (Department of Medical Physics, BC Cancer - Kelowna, Kelowna, BC;), Marina Marban (Department of Radiation Oncology, BC Cancer - Kelowna, Kelowna, BC;), Juanita Crook (Department of Radiation Oncology, BC Cancer - Kelowna, Kelowna, BC;), Deidre Batchelar (Department of Medical Physics, BC Cancer - Kelowna, Kelowna, BC;), Michelle Hilts (Department of Medical Physics, BC Cancer - Kelowna, Kelowna, BC;)
  8. Developing an integrated image-guidance and needle tracking system for biopsy of high-grade breast tumours using positron emission mammography and ultrasound
    Claire Park* (Western University, Robarts Research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada), Claire Park (Western University, Robarts Research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada), Jeffrey Bax, Aaron Fenster
  9. A preliminary study of catheter placement optimization using HIPO and DVHO for focal High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy
    Pedro Martinez* (Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Alberta Health Services), Pedro Martinez (Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Alberta Health Services), Elizabeth Watt, Tyler Meyer, Kundan Thind, Siraj Husain
  10. Custom Template Design and Manufacture Automation for Interstitial Gynecological Brachytherapy
    Michael Kudla* (University of British Colombia - Okanagan Campus), Michael Kudla (University of British Colombia - Okanagan Campus), Danielle Sherin (Saskatchewan Cancer Agency), Deidre Batchelar (BC Cancer - Kelowna), Juanita Crook (BC Cancer - Kelowna), Jocelyn Moore (BC Cancer - Kelowna), Francois Bachand (BC Cancer - Kelowna)
  11. Enabling intraoperative implant assessment during high-dose-rate interstitial gynecologic brachytherapy using a 3D ultrasound guidance system
    Jessica Rodgers* (Robarts Research Institute, Western University), Jessica Rodgers (Robarts Research Institute, Western University), Jeffrey Bax (Robarts Research Institute, Western University), Kathleen Surry (London Regional Cancer Program/LHSC), William Thomas Hrinivich (The Johns Hopkins Hospital), Elina Rascevska (Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University), Erica Leung (Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre), Vikram Velker (London Regional Cancer Program/LHSC), David D'Souza (London Regional Cancer Program/LHSC), Aaron Fenster (Robarts Research Institute)

27 September, 2019 - 10:30am: Session 6 - Special Techniques

  1. Markerless Tracking of Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator Leads for Radiosurgery: A feasibility study
    Steven Thomas* (BC Cancer - Vancouver), Tania Karan (BC Cancer - Vancouver), Alanah M. Bergman (BC Cancer - Vancouver), Marie-Laure Camborde (BC Cancer - Vancouver), Justin Poon (University of British Columbia), Marc Deyell (Heart Rhythm Services, Division of Cardiology, University of British Columbia), Devin Schellenberg (BC Cancer - Surrey), Eric Tran (BC Cancer - Vancouver), Roy Ma (BC Cancer - Vancouver), Kirpal S. Kohli (BC Cancer - Surrey), Mitchell Liu (BC Cancer - Vancouver), Steven Thomas (BC Cancer - Vancouver)
  2. A Monte Carlo Simulation based Treatment Planning System for Orthovoltage Radiation Therapy of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
    L. John Schreiner* (Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario), L. John Schreiner (Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario), Ingrid Lai (Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario), Csaba Pinter (Queen's University), Chandra Prakash Joshi (Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario, Kingston Health Sciences Centre), Gabor Fichtinger (Queen's University)
  3. Site-Preparation, Acceptance and Commissioning of the GammaPod Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation System
    Eric Vandervoort* (The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre), Nelson Miksys (The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre), Katie Lekx-Toniolo (The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre), Ghada Aldosary (Carleton University), Lesley Buckley (The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre), Daniel La Russa (The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre), Miller MacPherson (The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre), Eric Vandervoort (The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre)
  4. Optimization and Evaluation of Dynamic Wave Arc Trajectory Radiotherapy for Patients Treated on a Dedicated Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) system
    Amir Pourmoghaddas* (BC Cancer - Vancouver Cancer Centre), Amir Pourmoghaddas (BC Cancer - Vancouver Cancer Centre), Alanah M. Bergman (BC Cancer - Vancouver Cancer Centre)
  5. Advancing to complex treatment delivery techniques with dynamic tumor tracking (DTT) on the Vero4DRT linear accelerator
    Emilie Carpentier* (University of British Columbia), Emilie Carpentier (University of British Columbia), Emma Dunne (BC Cancer - Vancouver), Alanah M. Bergman (BC Cancer - Vancouver), Ermias Gete (BC Cancer - Vancouver), Marie-Laure Camborde (BC Cancer - Vancouver), Tania Karan (BC Cancer - Vancouver), Carrie-Lynne Swift (BC Cancer - Vancouver), Mitchell Liu (BC Cancer - Vancouver), Roy Ma (BC Cancer - Vancouver), Ante Mestrovic (BC Cancer - Vancouver)
  6. Frameless VMAT for hypofractionated brain metastases: A program to demonstrate non-inferiority to CyberKnife
    Eric Vandervoort* (The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre), Elsayed Ali (The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre)
  7. 119Sb: Production, Radiochemical Separation, and Chelation of a Promising Candidate for Targeted Radionuclide Therapy
    Jenasee Mynerich* (TRIUMF), Jenasee Mynerich (TRIUMF/McMaster University), Thomas Kostelnik (University of British Columbia), Aeli Olson (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Atanaska Marinova (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research), Dmitry Filosofov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research), Paul Schaffer (TRIUMF), Jonathan Engle (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Cornelia Hoehr (TRIUMF), Valery Radchenko (TRIUMF)
  8. Simulating complex trajectories in the Eclipse treatment planning system: towards commercializing the translating couch treatment planning process
    Rebecca Frederick* (University of Calgary), Rebecca Frederick (University of Calgary), Hali Morrison (Tom Baker Cancer Centre), Alana Hudson (Tom Baker Cancer Centre), Greg Pierce (Tom Baker Cancer Centre)
  9. Self-assessment of chart-checking activities through mining a personal chart-check database – the experience of an early career medical physicist
    Anthony Lausch* (Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre, Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, Canada)
  10. Effect of a Six Degree of Freedom Treatment Couch on the Accuracy of Lung Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
    Marcin Wierzbicki* (Juravinski Cancer Centre), Marcin Wierzbicki (Juravinski Cancer Centre), Anna-Therese Nguyen (McMaster University)
  11. Development of a simultaneous trajectory and volumetric modulated arc therapy optimization algorithm
    Joel Mullins* (McGill University), Joel Mullins (McGill University), Marc-Andre Renaud (McGill University), Monica Serban (McGill University Health Centre), Jan Seuntjens (McGill University Health Centre)
  12. Intense Terahertz Pulses Suppress Cancer-related Pro-mitotic Signaling Pathways in Human Skin
    Cameron Hough* (Cross Cancer Institute, University of Alberta), Cameron Hough (Cross Cancer Institute, University of Alberta), David Purschke (University of Alberta), Chenxi Huang (University of Alberta), Lyubov Titova (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Olga Kovalchuk (University of Lethbridge), Brad Warkentin (Cross Cancer Institute, University of Alberta), Frank Hegmann (University of Alberta)