Leksell Gamma Knife Icon - UPGRADE Course, Online or in-person (UTS)

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December 5-7, 2023

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.

Our three-day is for experienced users aiming to learn the frameless capabilities of the Gamma Knife Icon.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Patient observations:
    • Stereotactic frame placement
    • Mask simulation and treatment delivery
  • Planning and practice with the treatment planning system
  • Literature review, frame placement, imaging specifics, and doses/critical structures for:
    • Brain metastases
    • Acoustic neuroma
    • Meningioma pituitary adenoma
    • Trigeminal neuralgia
    • AVM
  • Mask-based fractionation, distributed, and staged radiosurgery for:
    • Brain metastases
    • Acoustic neuroma
    • Meningioma
    • Pituitary adenoma
    • AVM
  • Gamma Knife Icon-specific safety issues
  • Gamma Knife Icon-specific physics considerations
  • Pediatric anesthesia
  • Gamma Knife Icon mask-based problems and solutions

For full Information visit their website:  Go to the website

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

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