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Radiotherapy in Veterinary Medicine: Where We are at and Where We are Going

Radiotherapy in Veterinary Medicine: Where We are at and Where We are Going

Radiotherapy in Veterinary Medicine: Where We are at and Where We are Going

Veterinary Cancer Society
Veterinary Cancer Society
on behalf of Missouri Veterinary Medical Association

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Launch date: 09 Feb 2017
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Last updated: 25 Sep 2018

Reference: 168077

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Description

This lecture will cover the goals of radiation therapy treatment discussing the major tumor types commonly treated in veterinary medicine along with reported outcomes. This lecture will also discuss advances in radiation therapy planning and techniques including patient positioning, on board imaging, intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) to give a better understanding of these newer techniques and how they can be used to improve outcomes and decrease side effects.

Objectives

Learning Objectives:
• Understand what advances have happened in veterinary radiation oncology
• Understand the different tumor volumes that are used in veterinary radiation oncology
• Understand what electron therapy is and what its advantages over photons are in certain cases
• Understand the importance of patient positioning devices and the use of imaging in veterinary radiation oncology
• Understand the different types of treatment planning and radiotherapy techniques including stereotactic radiosurgery, adaptive radiotherapy, image guided radiotherapy and intensity modulated radiotherapy
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Veterinary Cancer Society
on behalf of Missouri Veterinary Medical Association

Dr. Michel Kent - Michael Kent is a Professor at the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in Radiation Oncology. He is also Director of the Center for Companion Animal Health. He graduated from veterinary school at UC Davis in 1997. He then went on to do an internship at the University of Pennsylvania. This was followed by a year in private practice in Pennsylvania before going on to do residencies in Medical and Radiation Oncology at UC Davis, where he also received his masters degree in clinical research. Last year Dr. Kent was also appointed to be a program co-leader for the comparative oncology program at the medical school’s NCI designated comprehensive cancer center. He is boarded in both medical and radiation oncology. His research interests include clinical trials and tumor biology of melanoma, osteosarcoma and lymphoma.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Missouri Veterinary Medical Association
  • 1.00 Hours -
    Exam Attempts: 3
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    Exam Pass Rate: 50

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