ICCR 2016 Programme

From image guidance to information guidance

Please note: all last minute changes are highlighted in purple

MONDAY 27th June

0930- 0945

Official Opening

0945- 1030

Plenary - Radiomics: There is more than meets the eye in Medical Imaging
Prof. Hugo Aerts (CIBL)

1030- 1100

Tea and Coffee

1100- 1230

Big Data Analysis

Dose Calculations

Invited speaker

Proferred papers

Big data analysis in cancer therapy: lessons from drug discovery
Dr. Bissan Al-Lazikani (ICR)

1100 Towards (near-) real-time Photon Monte Carlo Dose Calculation in the (almost) infinite scaling Cloud
Peter Ziegenhein

1115 An extension of GPUMCD for the simulation of protons
Sami Hissoiny

Proferred papers

1130 Using computing models from particle physics for big-data analysis in radiotherapy research
Karl Harrison

1130 A fast analytical model for calculation of the scattering collimator contamination dose in therapeutic proton beams.
Marie Vidal

1140 It Takes a Village! Building a Knowledge Guided Radiation Therapy System
Charles Mayo

1140 Assessment of Monte Carlo calculations accuracy for VMAT treatment plans on a Novalis TrueBeam STx linac using PRIMO
Alain Sottiaux

1150 Oncospace Consortium: A Shared Radiation Oncology Database System Designed for Treatment Planning Support and Research
Michael Bowers

1150 Monte Carlo simulation of electrons in media - accurate transport in strong magnetic fields
Simon Duane

1200 The HIRO Research Database and Analysis Platform: collection and analysis of big radio-oncological data for clinical research
Nina Bougatf

1200 A GP-GPU implementation of a grid-based Boltzmann transport equation solver
Joakim Pyyry

1210 Distributed rapid learning for decision support down under and around the world
Joerg Lehmann

1210 matRad – performance of an open-source dose calculation and optimization framework implemented in Matlab
Alexander Stadler

1220 A fast permutation approach to control False Discovery Rate in large scale image analysis using sparse rational histograms
Roelant Sjouke Eijgelaar

1230- 1330


1330- 1500

Normal tissue segmentation

Simulation of radiobiological effects

Proferred papers Proferred papers

1330 MR-guided atlas-based synthetic CT for MR-only radiotherapy of head & neck and prostate cancer patients
Reza Farjam

1330 The development of biological geometries and chemical models for the Monte Carlo simulation toolkit TOPAS-nBio
Aimee McNamara

1345 Simultaneous Organ-at-Risk Segmentation and CT Synthesis in the Pelvic Region for MRI-only Radiotherapy Treatment Planning
Ninon Burgos

1345 A Mechanistic Model of Cellular Responses to Ionising Radiation
Stephen J McMahon

1400 Patient Specific Learning-Based Automatic Longitudinal Segmentation of Tumor and Normal Structures in Head and Neck from MRI
Harini Veeraraghavan

1400 Optimal Fractionation Schemes for Liver SBRT Based on BED
Zoltan Perko

1410 Adaptive Region-Growing with Maximum Curvature Strategy for Tumor Segmentation in 18F-FDG PET
Wei Lu

1410 Spatiotemporal Fractionation Schemes for Liver Radiotherapy
Jan Unkelbach

1420 Organ at risk inter-observer contour variation for lung patients on average versus motion compensated 4DCT
Alan McWilliam

1420 The influence of the oxygen micro-environment on radiotherapy treatment response and tumour evolution.
David Robert Grimes

1430 A workflow for automated error detection in contour propagation for adaptive radiotherapy
William Beasley

1430 Personalised molecular radiotherapy treatment planning for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer
Ana M Denis-Bacelar

1440 Evaluation of Clarity® “Assisted Gyne Segmentation” Algorithm
Sarah Mason

1440 In-silico comparison of patient absorbed dose from various radionuclides in targeted radionuclides therapy
David Sarrut

1450 Validation of a Dosimetric Deviation Predictive Model for use in Head and Neck Adaptive Radiotherapy
Kristy Brock

1450 3D radiobiological modelling for thermoradiotherapy treatments
Caspar van Leeuwen

1500- 1530

Tea and Coffee

1530- 1700

Understanding the target volume

QA and verification software

Invited speaker

Invited speaker

1530-1600 The challenge of PET functional volume segmentation and use in radiotherapy treatment planning
Dr. Dimitris Visvikis (INSERM)

1530-1600 Medical device software: Regulations and Standards
Justin P McCarthy (UK)

Proferred papers

Proferred papers

1600 Identifying PET-guided boost volumes for dose escalation in head and neck radiotherapy
Michalis Aristophanous

1600 Verification and validation of in-house film dosimetry code
Tanya Kairn

1610 Towards developing a biological imaging atlas for focal therapy of the prostate
Hayley Reynolds

1610 Use of computational human phantoms in out-of-field organ dose estimation for epidemiological studies of second cancer in radiotherapy patients
Choonsik Lee

1620 Predicting prostate tumour location and tumour cell density from multi-parametric MRI
Yu Sun

1620 Virtual EPID Standard Phantom Audit (VESPA) for remote IMRT and VMAT credentialing
Joerg Lehmann

1630 Prediction of radio-chemo resistance in rectal cancer based on multiple heterogeneity markers
Jaudet Cyril

1630 Extending in-vivo portal dosimetry with pre-treatment verification
Joep Stroom

1640 Multi-modal voxel-based analysis platform for characterisation of tumour perfusion and diffusion heterogeneity evaluated in metastatic brain cancer
Catherine Coolens

1640 Multiple source model based portal dose calculation
Christopher Boylan

1650 Numerical Optimization Accuracy & Performance of a Perfusion Kinetic Modeling Algorithm using Volumetric DCE CT
Igor Svistoun

1650 MRISimQA: a fully automated system for quality control of a 3T MRI simulator used for MRI-based radiotherapy planning
Aitang Xing

1700- 1900

Poster Reception (with Drinks)

TUESDAY 28th June

0800- 0850

Overview/Teaching: GPU programming and its application in radiotherapy / Introduction to parallel CPU programming for modern RT
Prof. Xun Jia (UTSMC) / Dr. Peter Ziegenhein (ICR)

Teaching: Introduction to probabilistic machine learning for modelling radiotherapy outcome
Dr. Florian Buettner (EBI)

0900- 1030

Automated Data Collection

NTCP modelling

Invited speaker

Proferred papers

0900-0930 Collect data and keep control? All aboard the Personal Health Train
Dr. Andre Dekker (MAASTRO)

0900 An Oncospace Risk Prediction Model for Head and Neck Radiation Toxicities: Novel Insights to Reduce the Risk of Head and Neck Radiation-Induced Xerostomia
Xuan Hui

0915 A Bayesian Network Approach for Local Progression Prediction in Lung Cancer with Large-Scale Retrospective Data
Issam El Naqa

Proferred papers

0930 An Update from the Quantitative Imaging for Personalized Cancer Medicine (QIPCM) Initiative
Brandon Driscoll

0930 Using Machine Learning to Predict Radiation Induced Pneumonitis.
Gilmer Valdes

0940 Development of a Comprehensive Clinical Outcomes Database for Lung SBRT: Creative Solutions to Design Challenges
Sean M Vance

0940 Clinical significance of treatment delivery errors for helical TomoTherapy lung stereotactic ablative radiotherapy plans - a dosimetric simulation study
Shrikant Deshpande

0950 A method for fast, reliable and customisable data processing in large radiotherapy trials
Marina Romanchikova

0950 Using functional data analysis to improve inference in normal tissue complication probability modelling of dysphagia
Jamie Dean

1000 Prospective clinical evaluation of a Semantic Web technology layer on top of a clinical PACS to enable semantic querying of DICOM data
Johan van Soest

1000 A machine learning model to predict the risk of rectal bleeding and erectile dysfunction following radiotherapy in prostate cancer
Jung Hun Oh

1010 A portable and fully automated Monte Carlo workflow generating DICOM RT objects for dose evaluation and analysis
Rickard Cronholm

1010 Integrating Dosimetry with Patient Specific Characteristics in NTCP Models of Acute Rectal Toxicity.
Mirek Fatyga

1020 A DICOM anonymization server for data collection in clinical trials
Marcel van Herk

1020 Comparison of naïve Bayesian probabilities and logistic regression in predicting female sexual dysfunction symptoms
Damianos Christophides

1030- 1100

Tea and Coffee

1100- 1145

Plenary - Clinical utopia derived from information guided RT
Prof. Philippe Lambin (MAASTRO)

1150- 1230

Oral poster session I

1230- 1330


1330- 1430

On-line treatment planning and dose optimization for MRI guided RT
Prof. Bas Raaymakers (UMC), Prof. Uwe Oelfke (ICR)

1430- 1600

4D motion management

Patient safety / Image guidance

Invited speaker

Invited speaker

1430-1500 4D motion management: Bench-to-bedside real-time IGRT
Prof. Paul Keall (Sydney)

1430-1500 Recent Safety Efforts vs. Software-driven Radiation Oncology Planning and Treatment: Who’s Winning?
Prof. Benedick Fraass (Cedars-Sinai)

Proferred papers

Proferred papers

1500 Audiovisual biofeedback improves the correlation between surrogates and tumour motion for lung cancer
Danny Lee

1500 Advanced Bayesian network error detection models in radiotherapy
Alan M Kalet

1510 Lung boundary motion prediction by monitoring respiratory surrogate signals
Jing Wang

1510 Virtual IMRT QA - Application of Machine Learning for Prediction of IMRT QA Passing Rates
Ryan Scheuermann

1520 Use of magnetic transponder moments in Calypso-based localization in the liver
Per Rugaard Poulsen

1520 A Search Algorithm Integrated with Varian’s Database: First Clinical Results
Eduard Schreibmann

1530 Simulations of combined MLC and couch tracking strategies
Jakob Toftegaard

1530 A framework for validation of CBCT based dose recalculations for adaptive radiotherapy
Simon van Kranen

1540 On-line machine error compensation for MLC tracking
Markus Glitzner

1540 Live EPID-based Inspiration Level Assessment (LEILA) for deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) monitoring using MV fluoroscopy
Joerg Lehmann

1550 Online dose reconstruction for dynamically tracked VMAT deliveries
Corijn Kamerling

1550 The use of power Doppler ultrasound for liver motion estimation in radiation therapy
Tuathan O'Shea

1600- 1630

Tea and Coffee

1630- 1800

Deformable Image Registration

Patient driven data collection, analysis and visualisation

Proferred papers

Proferred papers

1630 Multi-objective optimization as a novel weight-tuning strategy for deformable image registration applied to pre-operative partial-breast radiotherapy
Kleopatra Pirpinia

1630 Opal–the Oncology Patient Application
John Kildea

1645 MR-based contour propagation for rectal cancer patients
Sander Uilkema

1645 Characterization of the location, extent, and proximity to critical structures of target volumes provides detail for improved outcome predictions among pancreatic cancer patients
Zhi Cheng

1700 MRI-guided Soft Tissue Alignment for Head-and-Neck Radiotherapy and Margin Adaption: A Feasibility Study via A GPU-based Dose Deformable Registration Framework
X. Sharon Qi

1655 A decision theory approach to dose de-escalation in oropharyngeal cancer: when big data meets little data
Wade Smith

1710 Towards inter- and intrafraction plan adaptation using MR-derived three-dimensional deformation fields
Charis Kontaxis

1705 Validation of a prognostic radiomic signature on kV cone-beam CT images in non-small cell lung cancer patients
Janna Elizabeth van Timmeren

1720 Toward adaptive radiotherapy for lung patients: Feasibility study on deforming planning CT to CBCT to assess the impact of anatomical changes on dosimetry
Alison Cole

1715 The effect of breathing motion and repeated CT acquisitions on radiomics feature extraction in oesophageal cancer
Ruben T.H.M. Larue

1730 An Alternating Image Registration Approach for Large Scale Bladder Deformations in Radiation Therapy
Alexander Derksen

1725 Weight Loss Prediction following Head and Neck Cancer Radiotherapy using a Decision Tree Model
Zhi Cheng

1740 The impact of a rectal separation device on deformable image registration accuracy: A test case for the TRAC tool using the PROMETHEUS dataset
Michael Jameson

1735 An Augmented Reality Tool to aid Radiotherapy Set Up implemented on a Tablet Device
Francesco Cosentino

1745 Detection of local cancer recurrence after stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) for lung cancer: physician performance versus radiomic assessment
Sarah Mattonen


0800 - 0850

Overview/Teaching: Introduction to database architecture present and future
Dr. Bissan Al-Lazikani (ICR) / Dr. Sheng Yu (ICR)

Teaching: Supervised machine learning for predicting complications after radiotherapy
Dr. Florian Buettner (EBI)

0900- 1030

Symposium on Oncology Information Systems

4D patient models

From an Oncology Information System to an Oncology Decision System
Dr. Andre Dekker (MAASTRO)

Computer vision and machine learning approaches to predicting cancer treatment outcomes in the era of Big Data
Prof. Joe Deasy (MSKCC)

The Oncospace experience: data collection, aggregation, sharing, decision support analytics and real world challenges
Prof. Todd McNutt (JHM)

Proferred papers

0900 Suppressing Redundant Projections and Dynamically Adjusting the Gantry Speed During 4DCBCT Imaging Improves Image Sharpness and Reduces Imaging Dose by 70%
Ricky O'Brien

0915 Respiratory Motion Models and Motion Compensated Images from Multi-Slice MRI
Jamie McClelland

0930 A Biomechanical Modelling Guided CBCT Reconstruction Technique (Bio-recon)
You Zhang

0940 Individually optimized contrast-enhanced 4D-CT for radiotherapy simulation in pancreatic cancer
Wei Lu

0950 Real-time diaphragm motion monitoring in rotational cone-beam projections using 4D digitally reconstructed radiography
Yang-Kyun Park

1000 Iterative cone beam computed tomography in RTK, the Reconstruction ToolKit
Simon Rit

1010 Retrospective 4D MRI vs. prospective gated MRI: quantification of respiratory motion for external beam radiotherapy
Chiara Paganelli

1020 Minimizing target out-of-plane motion for tracking on 2D MRI
Paul Mercea

1030- 1100

Tea and Coffee

1100- 1145

Anniversary Lecture – 50 year overview
The Birth of Computers in Radiotherapy - Developing hands-on machines
Dr. Jo Milan and Dr. Roy Bentley (Former ICCR, participants in the 1966 conference)

1150- 1230

Oral poster session II


1330- 1500

Automated and Interactive Planning

Proton therapy and imaging

Proferred papers

Proferred papers

1330 LRPM: a fast lexicographic multi-objective optimiser for automated treatment planning
Rens van Haveren

1345 Evaluation of Fast and Fuzzy Hierarchical Decision-Making for Automated Multi-Criterial Treatment Planning (AMTP) for Head-and-Neck Cancer
Sebastiaan Breedveld

1330 Highly Efficient Synchronized High-Speed Scintillation Camera System for Measuring Proton Dose Distributions in a 2D-Plane
S. Murty Goddu

1340 Robust Proton Computed Tomography
Keith Evan Schubert

1350 PET-utilized proton range verification using 13N signals
Jongmin Cho

1400 Treatment planning for VMAT: the time versus quality trade-off
Marleen Balvert

1400 An approach for fast estimation of positron-emitter and prompt-gamma distributions in RayStation for proton therapy monitoring
Marco Pinto

1410 A threshold-focused framework for auto-planning using a voxel-based quadratic penalty objective function
Troy Long

1410 Fully Automated and Efficient Machine Quality Assurance for a Proton Therapy System
Oxana Actis

1420 Automated Spatial Dose Prediction Using Contextual Atlas Regression Forests
Mattea Welch

1420 Dose verification tools for spot scanning proton therapy: a powerful web-based application developed for routine clinical use
Kurt E. Augustine

1430 3D Image-based Auto-planning and Quality Assurance for High-dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy with a Vaginal Cylinder Applicator
Yuhong Zhou

1430 Near real-time dose restoration in IMPT to compensate for tissue density variations
Thyrza Zeralda Jagt

1440 Development of a script-based prioritized optimization infrastructure for use within the clinical radiotherapy workflow
Martha M. Matuszak

1440 Validation of fast Acuros Protons Monte Carlo dose calculation algorithm for proton therapy
Petri Hiltunen

1450 Range-guided particle therapy
Weiguo Lu

1500- 1530

Tea and Coffee

1530- 1700

Probabilistic and robust planning optimisation

Radiomics and planning

1530-1600 Towards temporal optimization of treatment delivery
Prof. Thomas Bortfeld (MGH)

Proferred papers

1530 The Radiomics Toolbox for Image Quantification
Aditya P. Apte

1540 Radiomics of lung adenocarcinoma
Willy de Kruijf

1550 A multi-objective radiomics model for predicting distant failure in early stage NSCLC treated with SBRT
Zhiguo Zhou

Proferred papers

1600 Dose coverage calculation based on a statistical shape model for cervical cancer radiation therapy
David Tilly

1600 Image-based radiobiological modelling of radiotherapy response for tumours with vascular heterogeneity Mireia Crispin-Ortuzar

1610 Robustness Analysis Using Polynomial Chaos Expansion
Zoltan Perko

1610 Tumour response assessment on multi-parametric MRI after stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy for primary kidney cancer
Hayley Reynolds

1620 Analytical probabilistic modeling of range and setup uncertainties in carbon ion therapy planning
Hans-Peter Wieser

1620 Contour fusion: what is the limit of auto-contouring performance?
Bas Schipaanboord

1630 Probabilistic proton treatment planning using accelerated analytical probabilistic modelling
Niklas Wahl

1630 Personalized Segmentation of Intra-Patient Serial Images
Lyndon Hibbard

1640 4D optimization for proton therapy - is it practical under realistic breathing scenarios?
Kinga Bernatowicz

1640 A novel algorithm for optimizing treatment geometry to reduce normal brain dose in radiosurgery of multiple brain metastases with single-isocenter VMAT
Qixue Wu

1700 - 1800

(transfer to evening event)

1800 - 2330

EVENING EVENT (The Silver Sturgeon)

THURSDAY 30th June

0900 - 1040

4D Dose Reconstruction

A celebration of 60 Years of Physics in Medicine and Biology

Part I

Proferred papers

0900-0910 Opening address
Prof. Simon Cherry, University of California, Davis, USA

0910 Real-time energy/mass transfer mapping for online 4D dose reconstruction
Peter Ziegenhein

0910-0940 60 years of the medical physics revolution
Prof. Steve Meikle, University of Sydney, Australia

0925 Utilizing the Principle of Energy Conservation to Evaluate Dose Accumulation for Adaptive Treatment Planning
Hualiang Zhong

0940 Real-time motion-including dose reconstruction QA for liver SBRT treated by VMAT on a TrueBeam accelerator
Thomas Ravkilde

0940-1010 Diagnostic Imaging Evolution: continuous discoveries in new contrast mechanisms and resolution
Prof. Brian Pogue, Dartmouth College, USA

0950 Intra-fractional motion tracking and dose reconstruction for adaptive stereotactic body radiation therapy in high-risk prostate cancer
Yujie Chi

1000 Validation of the accuracy of a novel online dose reconstruction method using linac log files
Martin J. Menten

1010 Trajectory log file based 4Ddefdosxyznrc simulations and time-resolved scintillator dosimetry in a dynamic thorax phantom
Patrik Sibolt

1010-1040 From vision to sight: better vision means better treatment
Prof. Bas Raaymakers, University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherlands

1020 Validation of 4D Monte Carlo simulations of dose delivered to a moving anatomy
Emily Heath

1040- 1100

Tea and Coffee

1100- 1200

Workflow optimisation

A celebration of 60 Years of Physics in Medicine and Biology

Part II

Proferred papers

1100-1130 New Horizons for adaptive therapy and dose guidance
Prof. Katia Parodi, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

1100 Putting it all together: Improving safety and efficiency in the radiotherapy clinic using APIs, events and agents
Marc Kessler

1115 byst: Tackling the challenges of adaptive radiation therapy with a novel workflow-based software
Christian Bierstedt

1125 Electronic Waiting Room Management for a busy Cancer Centre
John Kildea

1130-1150 The medical Physics Revolution Continues: Next 60 Years
Prof. Robert Jeraj, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

1135 Workflow optimization by checklists
Maxime Coevoet

1150-1200 Closing remarks
Prof. Simon Cherry, University of California, Davis, USA

1215- 1300

Award presentation / Bids to host ICCR 2019

ICCR news

25 June 2016: There have been last minute changes to the programme. Please go to the Full Programme page for details.

16 June 2016: The Conference Book is now available.