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The role of medical physicists in quality, patient safety and error reduction in the era of modern radiotherapy

5 November 2020

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Moderator: Debbie Gilley (IAEA)

Presenter: M. Saiful Huq (The United States)

Date of broadcast: 5 November 2020, 3 pm CET

About the webinar

Advancements in technology and artificial intelligence (AI) have accelerated the development of technology-intensive, image-guided modalities for cancer treatments that we recognize as modern radiotherapy. With medical physicists leading the way in ensuring safety and quality, AI has the potential to transform how we practice radiation therapy today and in the future. As safe clinical implementation of AI driven applications and complex computer-augmented technology-intensive devices and procedures (e.g. stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy) requires an understanding and critical evaluation of their performance characteristics, the webinar will give an overview of the role of medical physicists in the management of quality, patient safety and error prevention in the era of modern radiotherapy.

This webinar is being organized to celebrate International Day of Medical Physics, which is observed on 7 November by the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) to raise awareness for the profession and is also an occasion to commemorate the research on radioactivity conducted by Marie Sklodowska-Curie, who was born on that day in 1867.

Learning objectives

  1. To understand the performance characteristics of AI driven applications in radiotherapy in order to ensure patient safety in modern radiotherapy
  2. To learn the role of medical physicists in ensuring quality and achieving error reduction in radiotherapy

About the presenter

M. Saiful Huq

M. Saiful Huq, PhD is the Director of Medical Physics at the Department of Radiation Oncology at University of Pittsburg Medical Center (UPMC) Hillman Cancer Center and Professor of Radiation Oncology and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He is responsible for the management of scientific and clinical medical physics operations of 28 cancer centers in western Pennsylvania, USA. He also provides guidance on the operations of two UPMC owned cancer centers in Ireland and two in Italy. He served as a board examiner for the American Board of Radiology for ten years. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics and has given over 190 presentations globally and has published 155 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals.

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