Detailed program

 

 

Tuesday June 17th

Le Cercle (room 4512) Pavillon Desjardins, Université Laval

19:00-21:00

Icebreaker reception and registration

 

Wednesday June 18th

Day sponsored by Elekta

Amphithéâtre Hydro-Québec (room 2530), Pavillon Desjardins, Université Laval

Opening/keynote

08:30

Philippe Després

Workshop opening

08:45

Frank Verhaegen

Monte Carlo simulations for small animal precision radiotherapy research (keynote)

Update on MC code/physics I

Chair:

09:15

J. Bert, Y. Lemaréchal and D. Visvikis

Particle navigator for hybrid voxelized/analytical phantoms in Monte Carlo simulations for medical applications

09:30

E. S. M. Ali, M. R. McEwen and D. W. O. Rogers

The role of accurate Monte Carlo modelling of an experiment in deducing photon cross section uncertainty

09:45

Victor N. Malkov and David W. O. Rogers

Incorporating Electric and Magnetic Fields into EGSnrc

10:00

J.P. Archambault and E. Mainegra-Hing

Comparison between EGSnrc, Geant4, MCNP5 and Penelope for electron beams

10:15

Aurélien Croc de Suray and Juan-Carlos Garcia-Hernandez

A New Monte-Carlo Simulation Tool: Penelope Rewritten From Scratch

10:30

Coffee

Update on MC codes/physics II

Chair:

11:00

Blake Walters and Iwan Kawrakow

Increasing efficiency of BEAMnrc-simulated Co-60 beams using directional source biasing (DSB)

11:15

F. Smekens, J. M. Létang, C. Noblet, S. Chiavassa, G. Delpon, N. Freud, S. Rit and D. Sarrut

Fast exponential track length estimator for Monte-Carlo simulations of small-animal radiation therapy.

11:30

Hugo Bouchard and Alex Bielajew

A theoretical framework to improve Monte Carlo algorithms coupled to magnetic fields

11:45

Ernesto Mainegra-Hing

Ausgab objects in EGSnrc: Track, dose, and fluence scoring.

12:00

Lunch

MC in brachytherapy

Chair:

13:30

D.W.O. Rogers and M. Rodriguez

Improving LDR brachytherapy TLD measurements using Monte Carlo techniques

14:00

Martin Martinov, David W. O. Rogers, and Rowan M. Thomson

Recent advances in BrachyDose

14:15

Miksys N, Beaulieu L, Cygler JE, Xu C, Caudrelier JM, Thomson RM

Monte Carlo dose calculations for permanent implant brachytherapy: Interdependence of metallic artifact reduction and tissue assignment

14:30

Éric Bonenfant, Vincent Magnoux, Sami Hissoiny, Benoît Ozell, Luc Beaulieu and Philippe Després

Fast GPU-based Monte Carlo dose calculations for permanent prostate implant                                                                            

14:45

Coffee

Parallel MC implementations

Chair:

15:15

Xun Jia

Developments of GPU-based Monte Carlo simulations and their applications in radiotherapy

15:45

X George Xu, Tianyu Liu, Lin Su, Xining Du and Peter Caracappa

Hardware-Accelerated Sub-minute Monte Carlo Methods: Hope or Hype?

16:00

Reid W Townson and Sergei Zavgorodni

Hybridizing primary histogram-based photon source models with phase-space-lets for GPU-based Monte Carlo dose calculation

16:15

Vincent Magnoux, Philippe Després and Benoît Ozell

A multi-GPU approach to GPU-based Monte Carlo dose calculations

16:30

J. Bert, Y. Lemaréchal, E. Garrido and D. Visvikis

GGEMS platform: GPU GEant4-based Monte Carlo Simulation

16:45

Marc-André Renaud, David Roberge and Jan Seuntjens

Pre-calculated Monte Carlo on GPU: Performance and Uncertainties

17:00

Sami Hissoiny

Improvements and developments of the GPUMCD platform (Elekta sponsored talk)

17:30

Closing Day 1

19:30-21:30

A walk through Québec City's history (optional, register through conference website)

Thursday June 19th

Day sponsored by Varian

Amphithéâtre Hydro-Québec (room 2530), Pavillon Desjardins, Université Laval

MC applications in imaging/nuclear imaging

Chair:

08:30

Anna Celler

The Use of Monte Carlo Simulations in Nuclear Medicine

09:00

Sonoko Nakano, Amir Pourmoghaddas, Rachel Timmins, Manfred Trummer, Troy Farncombe, Glenn R Wells and Anna Celler

The role of GATE Monte Carlo simulations in dynamic studies using a dedicated cardiac SPECT camera

09:15

Jean-François Montégiani, Émilie Gaudin, Price A. Jackson, Jean-Mathieu Beauregard and Philippe Després

Personalized calculation of gamma-photon absorbed dose in 177Lu-octreotate radionuclide therapy of neuroendocrine tumors with a GPU-based Monte Carlo code

09:30

Susannah Hickling, Pierre Leger, Issam El Naqa

Development and validation of a simulation platform to model acoustic waves induced by linear accelerator irradiation

09:45

Sarahi Rosas-González, Mercedes Rodriguez-Villafuerte, Arnulfo Martinez-Davalos

Monte Carlo simulation of an X-ray Luminescence Optical Tomography scanner prototype

10:00

Coffee

Dosimetry I (low energy)

Chair:

10:30

George Ding

The application of Monte Carlo techniques in patient imaging dose calculations and imaging dose reductions

11:00

Jeffrey F. Williamson and Andrew J. Sampson

Tranport-theoretic variance reduction tools for Monte Carlo simulation of kilovoltage photon fields

11:30

Peter Watson and Jan Seuntjens

Modelling spectra and HVL of a miniature low-energy x-ray source using EGSnrc

11:45

Bryan R. Muir and David W.O. Rogers

Monte Carlo simulations to assess the accuracy of low-energy electron beam reference dosimetry

12:00

Mathieu AGELOU, Rachel DELORME, Hélène ELLEAUME and Florence TAUPIN

Modelling interactions in radiotherapy by photon activation of high-Z nanoparticles

12:15

Lunch

MC in radiobiology/microdosimetry/health physics

Chair:

13:30

Sébastien Incerti

The Geant4-DNA project: overview and recent developments

14:00

Gloria Bäckström, Nina Tilly, José M. Fernández-Varea and Anders Ahnesjö

Clusters of energy deposit sites after simulating irradiation by light ions with the track structure MC code LIonTrack.

14:15

Fernanda Villegas, Nina Tilly and Anders Ahnesjö

Monte Carlo calculated cluster patterns for energy deposition sites for low and high energy brachytherapy sources

14:30

Garcia Hernandez J.C., Bessières I., Bordy J-M. and Poumarède. B.

Peripheral dose estimation with pseudo-deterministic transport in C++ version of PENELOPE

14:45

R. Maglieri, A. Licea, J. Seuntjens and J Kildea

A Monte Carlo Model of an 18 MV Varian Linac to Simulate Neutron Spectra

15:00

Coffee

MC for QA/clinical applications

Chair:

15:30

Tony Popescu

Monte Carlo in clinical practice: patient-specific QA, 4D phase-space predictions, and in-vivo EPID dosimetry

16:00

E. Heath, T. Karan and T. Popescu

4D Monte Carlo simulations of gated and free-breathing dose delivery with a Varian TrueBeam linac

16:15

I. Chabert, D. Lazaro, E. Barat, T. Dautremer, T. Montagu, M. Agelou, A. Croc de Suray, J.C. Garcia-Hernandez, M.Benkreira, M. Nigoul, S. Gempp and L. de Carlan

Development of a new virtual source model for portal image prediction using the Monte Carlo code PENELOPE

16:30

Yana Zlateva and Issam El Naqa

Monte Carlo Simulation of Cherenkov Emission by High-Energy Radiotherapy Beams: Investigating a Novel Optical Approach to Dosimetry and Online Imaging in Radiotherapy

16:45

Saadia Benhalouche, Julien Bert, Nicolas Boussion, Awen Autret, Olivier Pradier and Dimitris Visvikis

Imaging and Radiation Therapy: GATE Monte Carlo Simulation of a 6 MV photon beam LINAC and its MV-CBCT Flat Panel for IMRT applications

17:00

Bruce Faddegon and Peng Dong

Least Restrictive Assignment of Dose-Distance Differences (LRAD) in comparing radiotherapy dose distributions

17:15

Tanner Connell and Jan Seuntjens

The use of Monte Carlo beam models in the design of optimized scattering foils for Modulated Electron Radiation Therapy

17:30

Closing day 2

18:30

Workshop dinner at Le Parlementaire

Hôtel du Parlement, Québec

Friday June 20th

Amphithéâtre Hydro-Québec (room 2530), Pavillon Desjardins, Université Laval

MC in hadrontherapy I

Chair:

08:30

Harald Paganetti

Application of Monte Carlo dose and effect calculations in proton therapy

09:00

Shirin Enger

Accuracy of proton interactions below 20 MeV in Geant4

09:30

J. Perl, J. Schümann, J. Shin, J. Ramos, B. Faddegon and H. Paganetti

Status of the TOPAS Monte Carlo System for Proton Therapy

09:45

J. Schuemann, B. Faddegon, D. Giantsoudi, A. McNamura, J. Perl, L. Polster, J. Ramos, I. Rinaldi, J. Shin and H. Paganetti

Biological modeling in TOPAS

10:00

Coffee

MC in hadrontherapy II

Chair:

10:30

Marta F. Dias, Charles-Antoine Collins Fekete, David C. Hansen, Marco Riboldi and Joao Seco

Improving carbon relative stopping power estimates for patients, using daily carbon imaging with pre-treatment single or dual energy CT.

10:45

J. Ramos-Méndez, J. Perl, J. Schümann, J. Shin, H. Paganetti and B. Faddegon

IMPROVED EFFICIENCY IN MONTE CARLO SIMULATION FOR PASSIVE-SCATTERING PROTON THERAPY

11:00

Bruce A. Faddegon, J. Shin, Carlos M. Castenada and Inder K. Daftari

A sub-millimeter experimental benchmark of a 67.5 MeV proton depth dose curve in water

Tissue assignment in MC

Chair:

11:15

Mathieu Gaudreault, Guillaume Landry, Luc Beaulieu, and Frank Verhaegen

Tissue Identification by Dual Energy Computed Tomography for Brachytherapy

11:30

A. Di Salvio, S. Bedwani, H. Bouchard and J-F. Carrier

Evaluation of the performance of a dual energy CT segmentation method using a Monte Carlo imaging simulation environment

11:45

Bas Raaymakers

Application of Monte Carlo dose calculations for on-line replanning for the hybrid MRI radiotehrapy accelerator

12:15

Lunch

Dosimetry II

Chair:

13:30

Yuji Kamio and Hugo Bouchard

A study of the limitation of radiation detectors in nonstandard conditions using EGSnrc

13:45

Yuji Kamio and Hugo Bouchard

Characterization of the response of nine radiation detectors in small fields and IMRT beams using EGSnrc

14:00

P. Papaconstadopoulos, F. Tessier and J. Seuntjens

On-axis and off-axis correction factors for modern detectors in small field dosimetry

14:15

Kyle O’Grady, Stephen D Davis, Pavlos Papaconstadopoulos and Jan Seuntjens

Depth and off-axis dose perturbation effects in water in an 18 MV photon beam for a liquid ionization chamber and an air-filled ionization chamber

14:30

Johnny E. Morales, Scott B. Crowe, R. Hill and J.V. Trapp

A comparison of field factors for small field x-ray dosimetry with Gachromic EBT3 film and Monte Carlo simulations for a Novalis linear accelerator

14:45

Jan Seuntjens

Workshop closing and future directions

15:00

End of workshop

Posters

Grand Salon, Pavillon Desjardins, Université Laval

Charles-Antoine Collins Fekete, Marta F. Dias, David C. Hansen, Luc Beaulieu and Joao Seco

On-line relative stopping power optimisation using multiple angle proton radiography and SECT/DECT prior-knowledge information

V.Letellier, E.Constant, L.De Marzi, J. Argaud, N. Fournier-Bidoz and A. Mazal

AVOQA : Application for Voxelization Optimized by Quadtree Algorithm, New CT-scan voxelization tool for MCNPX

Nicolas GARNIER, Dyaa AMER, Rémy VILLENEUVE, Eric FRANCHISSEUR, Mourad BENABDESSELAM, Cécile ORTHOLAN and Benjamin SERRANO

Impact of correlation between CT numbers and tissue parameters on Monte Carlo simulations : dosimetric aspects

Benjamin Auer, Virgile Bekaert, Jean-Michel Gallone, David Brasse and Ziad El Bitar

Scatter correction with Monte Carlo pre-calculated kernels

M. Šefl, V. Štepán, K. Pachnerová Brabcová, I. Ambrožová, O. Ploc, S. Incerti and M. Davídková

Calculation of solid-state track-etched detectors response in 290 MeV/u and 400 MeV/u carbon-12 ion beams using Geant4

Daniel Maneval, Benoît Ozell and Philippe Després

Challenges in implementing a GPU-based Monte Carlo transport code for proton dose calculations

Guilherme Franco Inocente, Ana Flávia Vidotti Roder and Joel Mesa

Effects of the position variation of an inhomogeneous material in water using Monte Carlo simulation

Dmitri Matenine, Yves Goussard and Philippe Després

Fast Monte-Carlo simulation of Cone-Beam X-ray image formation using GPUMCD