Thank you to everyone for the continued support for DOSEPEDIA. This care package consists of the following: a list of resources that those in the Medical Physics field may find helpful/interesting, a mini-FAQ, and three-2 Minute Tutorial Videos!
- 2 Minute Tutorials: 3D Lung Parallel Opposed Obliques Planning
- 2 Minute Tutorials: VMAT Prostate & Lymph Nodes Planning
- 2 Minute Tutorials: 3D Whole Brain Radiation Planning
|https://oncologymedicalphysics.com/||From the looks of it, OMP looks like an amazing resource that I wish I had access to when I was training. OMP has a clean design with informative yet concise definitions.|
|https://hormesispodcast.com/||A Medical Physics podcast (hosted by physicists) that was launched a few months back. An interesting snippet from their most recent episode discussed the future role for the radiologist with the onset of AI.|
|https://reddit.com/r/MedicalPhysics/||A forum community of those in the Medical Physics field.|
|https://mydosimetryschool.com/||An up-and-coming online dosimetry “school” that will offer courses in learning to create treatment plans (e.g., 3D, VMAT, SRS/SBRT) using TPSs from various vendors (e.g., Eclipse, Raystation, Pinnacle, etc.).|
|http://econtour.org/||View CT scans for a variety of anatomical sites with OARS and PTVs contoured out. Click on the ‘Fundamentals’ tab to learn more about the language used in contouring.|
|http://headneckbrainspine.com/||View brain and H&N CT and MRI scans with labeled anatomy. On their homepage, click on ‘Anatomy’ to see their available scans. During my training the scans I used most often were ‘Brain MRI’, ‘Skull Base CT’, and ‘Neck CT’.|
|https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Radiation_Oncology/Toxicity/QUANTEC||An encompassing list of dose constraints for OARs seen on a daily basis. It also lists the rates of toxicity and the toxicity endpoint for exceeding the specified dose constraints.|
|DOSEPEDIA has no affiliation with any of the websites listed above.|
|Can I download these videos and show my peers?||Yes, as long as the intent is to share for educational purposes.|
|Will the tutorial videos eventually have audio?||It has always been the goal to add audio, but I am not certain when it will happen.|
|Help, the text in the tutorial videos are too fast!||Sorry as sometimes, what’s being shown on the screen moves too fast and so the captions follow suit. Three solutions include the following: downloading the ‘Video Speed Controller’ extension for the Chrome browser; playing the video on the Firefox browser and right clicking the video to decrease video speed; downloading the video and using a third party video player (e.g., VLC) to decrease video speed.|
Edit: At 0:06 seconds, the first caption should say inappropriate rather than appropriate.
Edit: Use ‘2 Minute Tutorials: Prostate Planning’ as supplement information for this video. It discusses the reasons for creating optimization structures and thought process for setting objectives.