2016 Spring Meeting

April 15, 2016

Salon A / Stoney Creek Inn

3060 S Kinney Coulee Rd., Onalaska, WI 54650





7:30 AM       Registration and Continental Breakfast


8:30 AM       Welcome, Introductions, Announcements


8:45 AM       Morning Session 1


0845               Enhancing the value of the medical physicist: AAPM initiatives                                                                   (45 min)

                        Bruce Curran

                        Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

                        VCU Health System


0930               Innovations in LINAC vault design: Some practical challenges and considerations                                      (45 min)

                        Sugata Tripathi

Physicist, NCC-AAPM President

Marshfield Clinic


10:15 AM     Coffee Break                                                                                                                                                                     (45 min)


11:00 AM     Morning Session 2


1100               MLC modeling and optimizing the DLG: Predicting and preventing a major mode of

                        IMRT QA Failure                                                                                                                                                               (45 min)

                        Michael Grams

Clinical Medical Physicist

Mayo Clinic


1145               Radiation safety considerations in Y-90 radioembolization procedures                                                    (30 min)

                        Mary Ellen Jafari

                        Radiation Safety Officer, Physicist

                        Gundersen Health System


12:15 PM     Lunch Break                                                                                                                                                                       (45 min)



1:00 PM        Business Meeting                                                                                                                                                           (45 min)









1:45 PM        Afternoon Session 1


1345               Changing your oncology information system: a process and lessons learned                                               (40 min)

                        Casey Abing

                        NCC-AAPM President Elect, Physicist

                        Gundersen Health System


1425               Changing your oncology information system: an opinion from a long time Mosaiq user                 (10 min)

                        John Wochos


                        Gundersen Health System


                        Young Investigator Presentations


1435               Stereotactic radiosurgery optimized with orthovoltage beams                                                                    (11 min)

Jessica Fagerstrom

Medical Physics Resident

University of Wisconsin


1446               Pre-clinical radionuclide therapy dosimetry in several pediatric cancer xenografts                                      (11 min)

                        Ian Marsh

Research Assistant

University of Wisconsin


1457               Treatment planning study on CT images reconstructed with an Iterative Metal                                   (11 min)
Artifact Reduction Algorithm                     

                        Sarah Anderson

Radiation Oncology Resident

Mayo Clinic


1508               Identifying distinct radiation therapy plan classes through multi-dimensional                                     (11 min)

analysis of plan complexity metrics                                                                                                                                         

                        Vimal Desai

Medical Physics Graduate Student

University of Wisconsin


3:20 PM        Coffee Break                                                                                                                                                                     (30 min)


3:50 PM        Afternoon Session 2


1550               Molecular imaging in radiation oncology: Brief introduction for physicists                                             (20 min)

                        Yoichi Watanabe

                        Medical Physicist

                        University of Minnesota – Twin Cities


1610               Setting up a STEM booth - Ideas and resources                                                                                                  (20 min)

                        Mary Fox

Director of Physics

Minneapolis Radiation Oncology


4:30 PM        Young Investigator Awards and Adjourn