Leksell Gamma Knife Icon - Clinical Introductory Course (UTS)

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December 5-8, 2022

University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, USA

The UT Southwestern Gamma Knife Training Program, geared toward radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-otologists and medical physicists, provides a comprehensive understanding of the Gamma Knife for both new users and experienced individuals upgrading to the Gamma Knife Icon.

The four-day new user course is designed for individuals new to the Gamma Knife system who desire to develop a radiosurgery program. 

The course will be offered as a hybrid course with both in-person and virtual attendee options beginning in September 2021. Virtual attendees will be able to attend the course via Zoom lectures and live streamed patient observations. 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand principles of frame-based and frameless Gamma Knife radiosurgery
  • Reviewing the radiosurgery indications, treatment parameters, and outcomes for benign and malignant intracranial disorders
  • Gain proficiency in:
    • Stereotactic frame application
    • GammaPlan treatment planning software 
    • Icon-specific training with mask-based simulation and treatment
    • Physics of Gamma Knife radiosurgery
  • Expansion of patient eligibility with mask-based workflow:
    • Fractionated radiosurgery
    • Distributed radiosurgery for brain metastases
    • Staged treatments for large AVMs and pediatric considerations for AVMs

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Registration: please contact Raina Brooks for more information on course availability and enrollment via email GammaKnifeProgram@remove-this.UTSouthwestern.edu

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