Vision RT User Meeting 2014: Proceedings

The first Vision RT User Meeting took place in May 2014. A range of clinical experts presented their experiences and best practices with Vision RT in a range of treatment types, including DIBH, SRS, and SBRT.

Click through the videos to see full proceedings from the event.


Please note: These presentations report on clinical use of Vision RT products by independent users. These have not been validated by Vision RT and thus are not endorsed by Vision RT. Users of Vision RT’s products should develop and validate their own workflows consistent with clinical practice within their facility.

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Welcome and Introduction

Samantha Allen RT(R)(T), Clinical Applications Support Manager, Vision RT, and Tim Nicholson, VP Sales, the Americas, Vision RT

Vision RT representatives Samantha Allen RT(R)(T) and Tim Nicholson welcome attendees to the first Vision RT User Meeting in San Diego, May 2014.

Supine Breast Radiotherapy Utilizing Vision RT

Monica Fullenkamp MS RT(R)(T), Radiation Therapy Manager, The Ohio State University Wrexner Medical Center, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institiute

Monica Fullenkamp MS RT(R)(T) presents on how AlignRT has improved staff confidence in setups and helped to reduce repeat imaging for supine breast radiation therapy.

AlignRT: Deep Inspiration Breath Hold - A Therapist’s Perspective

Heather Warmouth BS RT(T), Radiation Therapist, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, TX

Heather Warmouth BS RT(T) presents on the therapist’s experience of DIBH, including benefits and how to tackle potential challenges.

DIBH Radiation Therapy for Left Sided Breast Cancer - from Clinical Implementation to Clinical Research and Clinical Trial

Lily Tang PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina

Lily Tang PhD presents the outcomes of tests and trials on using AlignRT for DIBH, such as reproducibility of cardiac sparing.

AlignRT’s Use for Prone Breast Positioning and its Impact on Clinical Efficiency

Margaret O'Connor BSRT(T), Manager of Technical Services, Health Quest

Margaret O’Connor BSRT(T) presents on techniques for positioning patients for prone breast in a successful and reproducible manner with AlignRT.

Advanced AlignRT Features

Kristy Bishop RTT, Clinical Applications Support Specialist, Vision RT

Vision RT representative Kristy Bishop RTT presents a step-by-step process on how to capture, create, customize and utilize some of AlignRT’s more advanced features.


Todd Pawlicki PhD DABR FAAPM, Vice Chair and Professor, Dept. of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

Todd Pawlicki PhD DABR FAAPM presents on the experience of using AlignRT for over 400 SRS cases with an open-faced frameless mask.

Radiation Therapist Workflow for SRS Using AlignRT

Matthew Taylor BS RTT, Chief Radiation Therapist, Dept. of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

Matthew Taylor BS RTT takes users through a hands-on workshop about using the frameless, maskless AlignRT system for SRS, with advice on patient setup, selection, and education.

Quality Assurance Testing: Daily, Monthly and Stereotactic

Brittany Chaddock RT(T) BASc, Product Manager and Clinical Applications Support Specialist, Vision RT

Vision RT representative Brittany Chaddock RT(T) BASc presents on QA and calibration procedures for AlignRT, including the proper needed steps to perform effective QA and calibration.

Region of Interest Selection, What to Select and Why

Dawn Perez RTT, Training Manager, Vision RT

Vision RT representative Dawn Perez presents on the surface registration process in AlignRT and how to create appropriate ROIs for optimal registration results.

SBRT: 3D Surface Imaging for Patient Setup and Monitoring

Kristen Beck, Staff Radiation Physicist, Sutter Medical Foundation (formerly Radiological Associates of Sacramento)

Kristen Beck presents on treating SBRT with AlignRT, with information on how AlignRT has reduced the need for repeat CBCT scans and increased efficiency in patient throughput.

Who? What? Where? Surface Imaging and Safety

David B. Wiant PhD DABR, Cone Health System, Greensboro, NC

David B. Wiant PhD DABR presents on how surface imaging can provide value to patient safety with little cost to the end user.

Improving Intra-Fractional Target Positioning Accuracy for Left Breast Irradiation with Deep-Inspiration Breath-Hold Technique

Yi Rong PhD DABR, Assistant Professor, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Yi Rong PhD DABR presents on a trial on left breast DIBH patients to ensure accurate patient setup and dose delivery, while minimizing imaging dose to patients.

AlignRT for Sarcoma Extremity Patients

David Gierga PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital

David Gierga PhD presents on the feasibility of surface imaging for positioning tumors in challenging areas.

How to Overcome Challenges in Clinical Implementation: Panel Discussion

David B. Wiant PhD DABR, Margaret O'Connor BSRT(T) and Matthew Taylor BS RTT

David B. Wiant PhD DABR, Margaret O’Connor BSRT(T) and Matthew Taylor BS RTT engage in a panel discussion and address questions from the audience on how to implement and successfully use AlignRT within their clinics.

Talks and Workshops

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