Upstate New York Chapter of the AAPM
Fall Meeting
November 18, 2005
Rochester General Hospital
Rochester, NY

                         All events are in Twig Auditorium

11:45 – 3:00    Sponsoring Vendor Exhibits:  B-K Medical Systems
                                                                     International Specialty Products
                                                                     Mentor Brachytherapy

12:00 – 12:45     LUNCH (DiBella Subs)- Wiener Room

Scientific Session

12:45 – 1:00      Three-dimensional lumen reconstruction from two angiograms:
                         technique evaluation using an asymmetric vessel phantom

                        Anant Gopal, Kenneth R. Hoffmann, Ciprian N. Ionita, Ravishankar N. Chityala, Stephen Rudin, Daniel R. Bednarek,Ye Wu, Petru M. Dinu
Toshiba Stroke Research Center, University at Buffalo (SUNY), Buffalo, NY.

1:00 – 1:15       Low-dose, microchannel-plate light amplifier-based detectors for cone-beam computed tomographic (CBCT) mammography

                        Stephen Rudin, Girijesh Yadava, C Ionata, Daniel R. Bednarek, Kenneth R. Hoffmann
Toshiba Stroke Research Center, University at Buffalo (SUNY), Buffalo, NY.

1:15 – 1:30       Use of Tissue Air Ratios to obtain organ doses in CT

Robert L Lavallee, Walter Huda, Kent M Ogden.
Dept. of Radiology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY.

1:30 – 1:45       Clinical Implementation of Enhanced Dynamic Wedges on a Varian Linear Accelerator (21 EX)

                        Moonseong Oh, Harish K. Malhotra and Matthew B. Podgorsak
Department of Radiation Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY.

1:45 – 2:00       Accuracy of the Leksell GammaPlan dose calculation algorithm

George Cernica, Steven de Boer, Dheerendra Prasad and Matthew Podgorsak
Department of Radiation Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY.

2:00 – 2:30       CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System
UNYAAPM Major Sponsor Presentation
                       
Roger Szafranski
Accuray, Inc.

2:30 - 3:00        BREAK (w/refreshments)

UNYAAPM ANNUAL AWARD SESSION

3:00 – 4:00       UNYAAPM Lifetime Achievement Award Lecture
                       Vignettes from Medical Physics (1970 – 2005)
                            · Linac target and flattening filter
                            · Absolute dosimetry with extrapolation chamber
                            · Crisis in North American health care financing
                            · Medical Physics and “red tape”

                        Ervin Podgorsak PhD FAAPM
                        Professor and Director of Medical Physics,
                        McGill University.

4:00 – 4:30       Lecture Q & A / Discussion
                       Award Presentation
                       

4:30 – 5:15        Business Meeting

Directions (To Rochester General Hospital):

From the West: New York State Thruway to Exit 47. 490 East to 390 North to 104 (Ridge Road) East to Carter Street exit. Follow service road to Hospital entrance. Parking is available in the Ramp Garage.

From Rochester Airport (ROC): 390 North to 104 (Ridge Road) East to Carter Street exit. Follow service road to Hospital entrance. Parking is available in the Ramp Garage.

From the East: New York State Thruway to Exit 45. 490 West to 590 North to 104 West to Goodman Street/Portland Avenue exit. Follow service road to Portland Avenue and turn left. Hospital is on the right. Parking is available in the Ramp Garage.

From the South: 390 North to 590 North to 104 West to Goodman Street/Portland Avenue exit. Follow service road to Portland Avenue and turn left. Hospital is on the right. Parking is available in the Ramp Garage.

Directions (from Parking to Twig Auditorium):

From the Ramp garage (#1, above), exit the elevator in the ramp on the Ground Level, and enter the doors directly to the right. The TWIG Auditorium is directly on the left hand side.

 

  

 

Upstate NewYork Chapter of the AAPM
(American Association of Physicists in Medicine)