AAPM/HUG/UAMP Medical Physics Training Course for Ukraine

Part 1 of AAPM/HUG/UAMP Medical Physics Training Course for Ukraine started on January 27th, 2024 spanning 31 lectures in various topics pertinent to basics of medical physics and linac acceptance and commissioning. 130 Ukrainian medical physicists signed up for the course.

Click on the entry in the table below to navigate to the Zoom recording of the lecture. The videos with Ukrainian subtitles are posted below. We thank Ruslan Zelinskyi, Serhii Brovchuk, Anna Fedorova, Oksana Galias, Nadiia Honcharenko for their help with translations.

Lecture Date Kyiv Time Topic Speaker(s)
1 1/27/2024 18:00 Course Introduction and Role of Medical Physicist in Ukraine Ruslan Zelinskyi
2 1/31/2024 19:00 EBRT: LINACs, PDDs, TMRs, Beam Profiles Kelly Kisling
3 2/3/2024 18:00 Dose Calculation, MU Peyton Irmen
4 2/7/2024 19:00 3D Dose Calculation Eduard Gershkevitsh
5 2/10/2024 18:00 Radiation Protection Part 1: Principles + Regulations and Occupational Dose Limits + Handling Radioactive Material Patricia Svolos
6 2/14/2024 19:00 Radiation Protection Part 2: Shielding Methods and Requirements + Radiation Survey Equipment David Gierga
7 2/17/2024 18:00 Acceptance 1 – Philsophy and Safety: Practical Aspects Jeremy Donaghue, Devin Olek, William Boone
8 2/21/2024 19:00 Acceptance 2 -Vendor specific: Practical Aspects Jeremy Donaghue, Devin Olek, William Boone
9 2/25/2024 18:00 Cavity theory + Calibration of Megavoltage Photon and Electron Beams – TRS 398 Saiful Huq
10 2/28/2024 19:00 Beam Modeling, Setup Philosphy in Context of Absolute Dose Calibration Mehgan Boone, Rob Krauss, Carlos Bohorquez
11 3/2/2024 18:00 Calibration of Megavoltage Photon and Electron Beams – TRS 398 Saiful Huq
12 3/6/2024 19:00 Water Tank and setup, Beam Scanning, Detector Selection – AAPM TG106, IAEA TRS 483 Ramiro Pino, Jeremy Donague
13 3/9/2024 18:00 Dosimeters and Measurement of Ionizing Radiation for Radiation Therapy Saiful Huq
14 3/13/2024 18:00 OF, Sc Sp, Linearity, Stability – AAPM TG106, AAPM MPPG 8b, IAEA TRS 483 Carlos Bohorquez
15 3/16/2024 17:00 Radiobiology Eduard Gershkevitsh
16 3/20/2024 18:00 Absolute Dose Calibration, TRS 398 and Setup: Practical Aspects Serhii Brovchuk, Parminder Basran
17 3/23/2024 17:00 Concepts of Image Quality Adel Mustafa
18 3/27/2024 18:00 Mechanicals and Imaging – AAPM MPPG 8b, AAPM MPPG 2b Stephen Palefsky, Ramiro Pino
19 4/3/2024 19:00 End to End, Express QA, Independent Verification – AAPM MPPG 8b Tom Brown, Rob Krauss
20 4/6/2024 18:00 Radiography and Fluoroscopy Matthew Hoerner
21 4/10/2024 19:00 Daily/Monthly QA Device Baselines and Setup – AAPM MPPG 8b Rob Krauss, Carlos Bohorquez
22 4/13/2024 18:00 Computed Tomography Adel Mustafa
23 4/17/2024 19:00 Vendor Specific Commissioning Aspects: Varian and Elekta Devin Olek, Ramiro Pino, Serhii Brovchuk/Meredith Coyle, Ruslan Zelinskyi
24 4/20/2024 18:00 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Joe Weygand
25 4/24/2024 19:00 SRS and SBRT Program Development Tom Brown, Jessica Fagerstrom
26 4/27/2024 18:00 Informatics Rafe McBeth
27 5/1/2024 19:00 Informatics: Practical Aspects Basran Parminder
28 5/4/2024 18:00 Dosimetry and Dosimeters for Diagnostic Imaging Matthew Hoerner
29 5/8/2024 19:00 Nuclear Medicine Imaging (SPECT and PET) Ana Maria Marques da Silva
30 5/11/2024 18:00 Ultrasound Imaging Kevin Grizzard
31 5/15/2024 19:00 Brachytherapy Hyejoo Kang
32 5/18/2024 18:00 Ethics and Professionalism Jeremy Hoisak

Lecture 1 - Role of Medical Physicist in Ukraine by Ruslan Zelinskyi

Lecture 2 - EBRT: LINACs, PDDs, TMRs, Beam Profiles by Dr. Kelly Kisling

Lecture 3 - Dose Calculation, MU by Peyton Irmen

Lecture 4 - 3D Dose Calculation by Dr. Eduard Gershkevitsh

Lecture 5 - Radiation Protection in Diagnostic and Nuclear Medicine by Dr. Patricia Svolos

Lecture 6 - Radiation Protection in Radiation Oncology by Dr. David Gierga