Dosimetric Evaluation of New Automated Planning Tools for Spine SRS


Niko Papanikolaou, PhD, from the Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio, MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses dosimetric evaluation for new automated planning tools for spine radiosurgery, Brainlab Elements Spine SRS. First, he gives some background on the history of the use of Brainlab Elements at UT Health San Antonio. He provides an overview of the Elements Spine SRS software application, which includes features for spinal curvature correction, spine contouring and spine VMAT optimization. He then delves into a treatment planning study to evaluate the clinical benefit of Spine SRS compared to other treatment planning systems. Papanikolaou then goes on to discuss commissioning and testing and clinical implementation and finally his conclusion that Elements Spine SRS is uniquely suited for spine radiosurgery.


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Good afternoon, everybody. I'll spend the next 15 minutes or so with you to share our experience with Spine Elements. I'd like to start by thanking some of my colleagues. Daniel Saentz is one of our faculty members and a former resident. He did a lot of the work together with George and Rodrigo, they were graduate students. Rick Crownover is one of our radiation oncologists that's helping us with the spine SBRT. And also acknowledge RtSafe for the [inaudible 00:00:33] they provided to us to do the [inaudible 00:00:34] part of this project. And also Brainlab, more specifically Bogdan,...

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