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Neuro-Oncology Through Research and Education

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Course

 

Course Descriptions

Introductory Course
This education experience provides an opportunity to expand the practitioner’s range of treatment options to include this precise form of stereotactic radiosurgery. The course will provide Leksell GammaPlan® PFX™ hands-on sessions with experts experienced in Gamma Knife® radiosurgery. At the conclusion of the week, participants will receive a certificate of course attendance.

Upgrade Course
This educational experience provides an opportunity to extend the experienced Gamma Knife® practitioner’s range of treatment options to include this more advanced form of stereotactic radiosurgery. Participants will become familiar with the new features of Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ when upgrading from previous models. At the conclusion of the three days, participants will receive a certificate of course attendance.


Target Audience

Introductory Course
Neurosurgeons, medical physicists, radiation oncologists, neurootolaryngolists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, and nurses who have little or no experience on the Gamma Knife® Perfexion™.

Upgrade Course
Neurosurgeons, medical physicists, radiation oncologists, neurootolaryngolists and other health care professionals EXPERIENCED IN USING THE GAMMA KNIFE®.


Objectives
1.Identify the basic principles and biophysics of Gamma Knife® radiosurgery and how they apply to day-to-day patient treatment.
2.Review the clinical indications, parameters of treatment, and outcomes of Gamma Knife® radiosurgery.
3.Recognize radiation safety issues and principles, as well as become familiar with the emergency procedures as they pertain to the Gamma Knife® Perfexion™.
4.Apply the principles of stereotactic frame application, imaging, and use of Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ treatment hardware.

 

For complete information and registration, visit http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/live/courses/2014/gammaknife14/

Speaker

 

 



Organizer Monet Smith

When?

Mon, May. 19 - Fri, May. 23, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
(GMT-0400) US/Eastern

Where?

Cleveland Clinic Gamma Knife Center
9500 Euclid Ave., L16
Cleveland, OH 44195