The Necessity of ExacTrac for 6D Image-Guided Radiosurgery


Nzhde Agazaryan, Chief of Clinical Medical Physics at the University of California Los Angeles Medical School discusses the necessity of ExacTrac for 6D image-guided radiosurgery. He begins with an overview of ExacTrac and how the technology functions as a positioning and monitoring system for radiosurgery. He then goes in to how to apply ExacTrac in a clinical practice by giving case examples of planning and delivery for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, spine tumors, multiple brain metastases, acoustic neuroma, arteriovenous malformations and meningioma.

About the speaker

 Nzhde Agazaryan, PhD

Nzhde Agazaryan, PhD
University of California Los Angeles, USA

Professor of Radiation Oncology, Professor of the Physics and Biology in Medicine, and the Chief of Clinical Medical Physics

David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Dr. Agazaryan is a Professor of Radiation Oncology and the Chief of Clinical Medical Physics at the UCLA Radiation Oncology. He is also a Professor of Physics and Biology in Medicine (PBM) Graduate Program. His appointment in the Department of Radiation Oncology involves research, teaching and clinical practice. His research and clinical interests include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), small field dosimetry, image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), gated radiotherapy and eye plaque brachytherapy. Dr. Agazaryan is a Diplomate of The American Board of Radiology (DABR) – board certified in Therapeutic Radiologic Physics. He is also California State Qualified Medical Physicist (QMP).

Dr. Agazaryan is the President of the AAPM Southern California Chapter since January 2015. He is a member of AAPM JACMP Board of Editors since May 2011. Dr. Agazaryan has been an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics (JACMP) since 2004. Dr. Agazaryan is an Expert Panel Member of Novalis Radiosurgery and SBRT Credentialing since September 2010.

Actual Position:

  • Professor of Radiation Oncology, Professor of the Physics and Biology in Medicine, and the Chief of Clinical Medical Physics at David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Education:

  • 2001, Ph.D. in Biomedical Physics, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2001, M.S. in Biomedical Physics, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, USA
  • 1997, B.S. in Physics, UCLA College of Letters and Science, Los Angeles, USA
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