Patient Radiation Safety: Meet the IOMP Corporate Members

donderdag 22 februari 2024 13:00
donderdag 22 februari 2024 14:00

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Organizer: John Damilakis

Moderator: John Damilakis & Magdalena Stoeva

Speakers: Delena Hanson, LAP America & Greg Martin, SUN Nuclear

Title 1: LUNA 3D – The New More in Surface Guided Radiation Therapy by LAP

Speaker: Delena Hanson, MSRT, RTT, CSPO, PMP, Director of Clinical Implementation, LAP of America

Delena Hanson is the Director of Clinical Implementation for LAP Laser in the US.  She has specialized in SGRT for the past decade, moving from clinical user to applications trainer to senior product manager. Delena is currently leading the education and application of the new LUNA 3D SGRT system from LAP for North America. Delena is inspired by the patients and families she meets and the clinicians caring for them. She is passionate about helping cancer patients live better lives.


LAP is one of the world’s leading systems suppliers that increase the quality and efficiency of radiation therapy. LAP provides laser systems offering precise patient alignment and marking at CTs, MRIs, and LINACs. LAP phantoms and RadCalc, the patient-centric 3D QA software, streamline tasks for medical physicists throughout the patient’s journey. At ASTRO 2023, LAP launched the new LUNA 3D SGRT system, supporting reproducible patient positioning and monitoring patient surface motion at LINACs and CTs. LUNA 3D streamlines workflows with a browser-based interface across multiple screens and features a virtual laser for swift patient setup. The system supports ergonomic patient setup, utilizing high-resolution stereoscopic CMOS cameras with GPU-powered calculations for accuracy and low latency. LUNA 3D engages patients through a coaching screen, facilitating precise dose delivery. Multiple regions of interest (ROIs) enable focused treatment on different surface regions during setup and therapy.


Title 2: Sun Nuclear: Your Trusted Partner for Patient Safety

Speaker: Greg Martin, MSc.

Registered clinical scientist in the UK, with 5 years clinical experience working in a 10 linac, NHS radiotherapy center, UK.  Honorary Lecturer. Number of poster publications at international conferences including AAPM and ESTRO.


Sun Nuclear has been delivering independent quality assurance to the radiation treatment industry for 40 years. Our customers and partners are the guardians of patient safety. They rely on our innovative and efficient solutions at over 5,000 facilities around the world. In this presentation you will learn where Sun Nuclear has been and where we are going along with insights into a few of our key products highlighting how they reduce risk, control costs and improve treatment quality.

Dr. Michael Douglass is a principal medical physicist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital where he oversees treatment planning systems and planning support services. He also works part-time at the Australian Bragg Centre for Proton Therapy and Research where he contributes to proton therapy comparative planning and research. In addition, Dr. Douglass holds an academic role at the University of Adelaide, supervising Ph.D. and master’s student research. His expertise spans across a multitude of research areas, including proton therapy, Monte Carlo simulations, machine learning and 3D printing in radiation oncology, which is reflected in his 40+ peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Douglass’s notable contributions to the field have earned him multiple awards such as the 2021 Simpson Prize for Cancer Research and the 2021 ACPSEM Boyce Worthley Young Achiever Award.


In this presentation, we will explore how advancements in various industries, including the movie, video game, and smartphone industries, have contributed to the progress of radiation oncology. We will discuss how developments such as visual effects in the movie industry have paved the way for the creation of synthetic training data for machine learning models in radiation oncology. Additionally, we will examine how the smartphone industry has enabled new methods of 3D scanning patients for treatments like TBI, TSET, Brachytherapy, and 3D printed bolus, thanks to technologies like Gaussian platting, NERF, LiDAR, and iPhone capabilities. The integration of augmented reality in the video game industry has revolutionized the visualization of medical imaging data, providing volumetric views and assisting in breath hold coaching. We will also explore the impact of GPU technology on deep learning segmentation, auto planning, and accelerated dose calculations, as well as the potential of large language models like Llama 2 and GPT in education and automated patient record transcription. Through these examples, we will highlight the interconnectedness of these industries with radiation oncology and the ongoing advancements they bring to the field.

Learning Objectives:

Gain an understanding of the advancements in optical scanning technologies, including LiDAR, photogrammetry, and NERF, and their applications in radiation oncology.
Understand how consumer technologies, such as smartphones and gaming, have contributed to the progress of radiation oncology and medicine as a whole.
Learn about the benefits and potential applications of large language models, like Llama 2 and GPT, in radiation oncology, including education and automated patient record transcription.
Examine the integration of visual effects in the movie industry and its influence on the creation of synthetic training data for machine learning models in radiation oncology.

Understand the impact of augmented reality in the video game industry on the visualization of medical imaging data and its role in assisting in breath hold coaching.