Interactive teaching sessions, focused on situations encountered in clinical practice, are an important component of the module. The module can be divided into two parts. The first part consists of an introduction about IGART, several discussion sessions focused on a comparison between the different IGART methods using clinical case histories. Besides the tasks the participant performs in preparation for the online sessions, the participant will conduct a small research project and will write a case study report about this.
At the end of the module, the participant travels once to Inholland University in Haarlem to participate in a one-week hands-on module (can also be done separately). Interactive teaching sessions, focused on practical clinical situations, are an important part of the hands-on module and various experts from renowned RT departments will share their experience in IGART. Clinical experts will discuss the different IGART approaches for various clinical sites, including head-and-neck, lung, breast, and prostate cancer treatments. The core parts of the module are practical hands-on sessions for the participants and demonstrations by experienced users. Participants will use and interpret various IGART systems, including 4D, EPID, cone-beam CT, infrared surface tracking and online adaptive strategies like MRlinac and Ethos.
Zoom.us is used for online sessions.
The module is organized by the Inholland Academy and the Inholland University Medical Technology research group. The module director is Mirjam Soumokil. The teaching faculty consists of radiation oncologists, medical physicists, medical engineers, and RTTs from various centers in The Netherlands.