Thursday, June 6th – SGRT in Action Agenda

SGRT in ACTION features practical workshops covering everything from the basics of SGRT to advanced workflows. This course will be delivered collaboratively by experienced SGRT users as well as Vision RT clinical applications specialists, combining how-to knowledge with real-world clinical experience.

7:30 am – 8:30 am

SGRT in Action Registration & Refreshments

8:30 am – 11:30 am

SGRT in Action: Hands-on Workshop Sessions

There will be user tracks for new and experienced users, featuring hands-on demos led by the SGRT team of experts from Mayo Clinic Phoenix. Content highlights include:

SGRT: New Users

  • Choosing an SGRT System: Where to Start & Clinical Benefits
  • SGRT Implementation
  • Workflow Demos: Right Breast, Prostate, Tattooless

Experienced SGRT Users

  • Latest SGRT Innovations & Learning to Trust
  • Hands-on Demos: SRS, SBRT/SRT
  • Advanced SGRT Practices: Tips, Tricks & Troubleshooting
  • Advanced Quality Assurance

10:45 am – 11:30 am

SGRT Expert Panel Discussion

11:30 am – 12:30 pm


Main Event General Session

Keynote Presentation

12:30 pm – 12:55 pm

Surface Guidance Advancement: Novel Usage of SGRT for CBCT-based Adaptive Radiation Therapy
David Parsons, PhD
Associate Director of Medical Physics Residency Program, University of Texas Southwestern

Latest Evidence: Simulation & Planning

12:55 pm – 1:15 pm

SGRT in Sim: Usage of Surface Monitoring for Breathing-adapted Four-dimensional Computed Tomography (4DCT)
Niklas Lackner, MS
PhD Student, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen Strahlenklinik

1:15 pm – 1:35 pm

Surface Guided Simulation for Improved Accuracy in Breast Treatments

Samantha Maldonado, RT(T)
Lead Radiation Therapist, AdventHealth Orlando



Adi Robinson, PhD, DABR
Senior Medical Physicist, AdventHealth Orlando

1:35 pm – 1:55 pm

SGRT in Planning: Our Clinical Experience in Surface Guided Clearance Mapping
Siqiu Wang, PhD
Medical Physics Resident, University of Texas Southwestern

1:55 pm – 2:15 pm

Surface Guided Planning for Breast Treatments
Adi Robinson, PhD, DABR
Senior Medical Physicist, AdventHealth Orlando

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm


Latest Evidence: Treat & Dose

2:45 pm – 3:05 pm

Accuracy and Time Savings of Tattooless DIBH Breast Setups: Our Five-Year Experience
Margaret Barker, MS
Medical Physicist, MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute

3:05 pm – 3:25 pm

Benefits of using SGRT for Head & Neck Patients
Lauren Conway, MS RT(T)
Chief Radiation Therapist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute / Brigham Cancer Center

3:25 pm – 3:50 pm

A Surface Guided Method to Improved Pancreatic SBRT Patient Experience


Wendy Garcia-Ramirez, BSRT(T)
Radiation Therapist, University of Texas Southwestern


Johanna Garza, BSRT(T)
Radiation Therapist, University of Texas Southwestern

3:50 pm – 4:10 pm

Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Tremor: Our Center Experience with SGRT
Victor J Vazquez Zamora, MD
Radio-oncologist, Mexican Institute of Social Security

4:10 pm – 4:30 pm

First Experiences: Surface Guided Dose Visualization through Cherenkov Imaging
Michael Tallhamer, DABR
Chief of Medical Physics, AdventHealth

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Networking Event

Friday, June 7th

7:30 am – 8:15 am

Breakfast Session for Free-standing Clinics

Operational & Reimbursement Aspects of Implementing SGRT Across a Free-Standing Network


Scott Tannehill, MD
Arizona Center for Cancer Care, Phoenix, AZ


Candace Odle
Chief Operating Officer, ReveLution

Main Session: Efficiency & Experience

8:30 am – 8:45 am


Sarah Carroll, BSRT(R)(T)
Operations Manager, Mayo Clinic Phoenix

8:45 am – 9:05 am

The Patient Experience Utilizing SGRT
Marshall McMain, MBA, BS, RT
Radiation Therapist, University of Penn Health System (Pennsylvania Hospital)

9:05 am – 9:25 am

Understanding SGRT: Your Key to Efficiency, Patient Comfort, Staff Satisfaction
Miranda Murray, BS, RT(T)
Senior Radiation Therapist, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute

09:25 am – 9:45 am

Increased Efficiency and Reduced Re-Positioning of Patients Through SGRT

Noelle Ziegelbauer, MHA, RT(T) (ARRT)
Manager of Radiation Oncology, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Janesville



Stephanie Hoff, BS, RT(T) (ARRT)
Lead Radiation Therapist, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Janesville

9:45 am – 10:15 am


TRACK: Medical Physicists


10:15 am – 10:35 am
SGRT 101: The Seven Stages of SGRT Adoption
Ryan Hecox, MS, DABR
Lead Medical Physicist, Intermountain Health – Canyons Region


10:35 am – 10:55 am
Clinical Experience with SGRT Applications for Bore-based Systems
George (Guang) Li, PhD, DABR
Attending Physicist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


                                    10:55 am – 11:15 am
Tracking Intrafractional Motion for Linac-based SRS with SGRT and Machine Walkouts
Yunze Yang, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology, University of  Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


11:15 am – 11:35 am
Can SGRT Serve as an Added Safety Barrier for 3D Bolus in the Clinic?
Christopher Kutyreff, PhD
Therapeutic Medical Physics Resident, Mayo Clinic Phoenix


11:35 am – 11:55 am
Patient Positioning for SRS Treatments: Method to Compare SGRT Deltas vs IGRT Shifts
Karen McGoldrick, BAppSc (RT)
Clinical Lead Radiation Therapist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – Moorabbin Campus

TRACK: Radiation Therapists


10:15 am – 10:35 am
Breath Hold Insurance: How SGRT Gives Therapists the Tools for an Accurate Breath Hold
Kelli Cook, BSRT(T)
Radiation Therapist, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic- North Houston Cancer Center


10:35 am – 10:55 am
Increased Efficiency through SGRT Usage for Prostate Treatments on a Bore-based System
Michelle Physic, RT(T)
Director of Radiation Therapy, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute / Brigham Cancer Center


10:55 am – 11:15 am
Overcoming the Challenges of Mark-Free Prone Setups with SGRT
Andrew Leek, RT(T)(ARRT), BSHA
Radiation Therapist, New Mexico Cancer Center


11:15 am – 11:35 am
Case Studies: Prone Breast with VisionRT, T-Spine SBRT with SGRT & kV Triggered Imaging
Jonathan Ortiz, RT(T), MBA, BS
Radiation Therapist, Yale New Haven Health – Smilow Cancer Hospital


11:35 am – 11:55 am
3D Printed Bolus in SGRT

Jae Lee, RT(T)
Manager, Radiation Oncology – South Bay, Stanford University Healthcare



Joseph B. Schulz, BS
Medical Physics Assistant, Stanford University Healthcare

11:55 am – 12:05 pm


Final Main Session 

12:05 pm – 12:25 pm

AlignRT’s Respiratory Module: Results of Pre-clinical Testing and Initial Experiences
Josh Naylor, MPE, MSc
Principal Physicist, University Hospitals Dorset

12:25 pm – 12:45 pm

Benefits of System Standardization: Hypofractionated Prostate Treatments using SGRT
Daniel Bailey, PhD
Director of Physics and Dosimetry, HCA Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

12:45 pm

Closing Remarks

1:00 pm 

Meeting Close / Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch