Post-Operative SRS/SRT to the Surgical Cavity after Brain Metastases Resection
A session from the Radiosurgery Society 2018 Webinar Series presented by:
Stephanie E. Combs, MD
Hany Soliman, MD, FRCPC
Simon S. Lo, MD, FACR, FASTRO
This course, which has been accredited by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) for Self-Assessment Module (SAM) maintenance of certification credit for both physicians and medical physicists, is available from June 5, 2018, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on June 1, 2023.
In order to earn credit for this course, participants must:
Learners must listen to each self-directed audio recording while following along with the visual slides/read the articles.
Pass the post-test with a score of 75% or higher.
Complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion.
Participate in the entire activity as partial credit is not available.
If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.
The United States incidence rate for primary brain and nervous system tumors in adults (aged 20 years or older) is estimated to be 28.6 per 100,000 persons. Approximately one-third of tumors are malignant and the remainder are benign or borderline malignant. The use of Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)/Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT) for the treatment of Brain Tumors is a field that is continuously evolving. Radiotherapy to the brain following surgical resection of malignant brain tumors has been shown to be of benefit. SRS/SRT, when used in this setting, has demonstrated a more tolerable side effect profile when compared to conventional whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT). There is a need to understand the rationale and review the guidelines for surgical cavity contouring, what the indications are for post-operative SRS/SRT to the resection cavity of brain metastases, understand target volume definition and dose prescription for the surgical cavity after brain metastases resection, and review the evidence for SRS/SRT to the surgical cavity and contrast to post-operative WBRT.
This program is designed to meet the needs of radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons, medical physicists, residents-in-training and healthcare professionals with interest in learning about radiation to the surgical cavity of the brain, the guidelines for contouring, and target volume and dose prescription for post-operative SRS to the surgical cavity after brain metastases resection.
Review the evidence for radiation to the surgical cavity and contrast to post-operative WBRT.
Explain the rationale and review the guidelines for surgical cavity contouring.
Learn about the indications for post-operative precision radiotherapy to the resection cavity of brain metastases.
Understand target volume definition and dose prescription for post-operative SRS/SRT to the surgical cavity after brain metastases resection.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and the Radiosurgery Society. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation Statement
Amedco LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Board of Radiology SA-CME Self-Assessment Credit
The Radiosurgery Society Self-Assessment Module (SAM) titled Post-Operative SRS/SRT to the Surgical Cavity after Brain Metastases Resection is qualified by the American Board of Radiology in meeting the criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification Program and has been qualified for 1.0 SAM credits. The ABR qualified this SAM on June 5, 2018.
Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco. All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved. (C7 SCS 6.1-‐6.2, 6.5)
All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed below.
Stephanie E. Combs, MD - No Disclosures
Hany Soliman, MD, FRCPC - No Disclosures
Simon S. Lo, MD, FACR, FASTRO - Elekta AB: Other Financial or Material Support
Acknowledgement of Financial Commercial Support
No financial commercial support was received for this educational activity.
Acknowledgement of In-Kind Commercial Support
No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.
Certificate of Participation
A certificate will be issued upon completion of course requirements, including the evaluation, enabling you to register your credit with the appropriate licensing boards or associations.
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