Planning Workshop
Start: Mar 21, 2019
End: Mar 23, 2019

The Radiosurgery Society (RSS) and ProKnow are proud to launch an exciting quality study dedicated to SBRT treatment of pancreatic cancer. This study, in conjunction with the 2019 RSS Annual Scientific Meeting to be held March 21 - 23, 2019, at the Sheraton Hotel & Marina in San Diego, CA, is now open and accepting submissions through 5pm ET on March 8, 2019.

A challenging SBRT plan has been designed by the team of clinical experts, where 21 total quality metrics (19 of them scored) will be extracted and formulated into a composite plan quality score using the patented PlanIQ™ method. As always with ProKnow Plan Studies, participants can score and analyze their results interactively and with unlimited attempts to improve the score until the submission deadline.

High performing planners (for each treatment modality and TPS) will be contacted to offer their techniques and best practices, which will be distributed both at the RSS meeting and via ProKnow’s “Learn” tab.

Exciting New Angle!  The Radiosurgery Society (RSS) is partnering with the Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG ) 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting to make the respective plan studies even more interesting and increase the potential for learning and discussion.

  •   Both studies use the same patientdataset (planning CT and structure volumes).
  •   Both studies will run in parallel.
  •   TROG’s scoring algorithm is based on a MOMENTUM protocol (40 Gy in 5 fractions), while the RSS’s scoring is based on an Alliance protocol (33 Gy in 5 fractions). The differences in emphases are interesting and we hope this will generate a lot of good discussions between the world’s experts on SBRT.

We encourage all planners to submit a plan for each study! Similar planning techniques will succeed for each study, so to participate in both will certainly not take double the time commitment. Simply select either Radiosurgery Society (RSS) or TROG Cancer Research from the "Select Organization" dropdown menu once you are logged in and complete a plan for each.

Population results – including direct comparisons of sub-populations such as modality and TPS – will also be released as series of interactive graphical tools on the “Population Results” tab after the RSS presentations.