Radiation Oncology
Stanford Cancer Institute

The Stanford Radiation Oncology Physics Residency is a two-year program approved by the Stanford Office of Graduate Medical Education (http://gme.stanford.edu/) and accredited by CAMPEP since 2007. It is structured as an intensive two-year course of progressive, supervised study and training in all the broad areas of clinical radiation oncology physics. It is intended to enable a resident to acquire the knowledge and skills needed for independent practice of radiation oncology physics, and to be in a position to achieve board certification after completing the program. An optional elective 3rd year of research is also possible with the intent to provide a clinically trained resident with adequate time to advance a translational research project during his or her residency, affording an opportunity for accomplishment that could support advancing towards a career goal of clinician-scientist.

Stanfordís radiation oncology program comprises of two modern radiation therapy facilities with state-of-the-art equipment including three Varian TrueBeam systems (two with high-definition MLCs and flattening filter-free (FFF) beam modes with dose rates up to 24 Gy/min) and 5 multi-energy Varian linear accelerators with Millennium MLCs and portal imaging. Besides the TrueBeam systems, 4 Varian accelerators are equipped with kV-OBI CBCT systems for image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT). There are two Accuray CyberKnife 6MV X-band linear accelerators for frame-less image-guided robotic radiosurgery with advanced dynamic image guidance software and Synchrony patient motion tracking. Intra-operative radiotherapy (IORT) is performed with a Mobetron electron-beam linear accelerator as well as with a 250 kVp X-ray unit. High Dose-Rate (HDR) brachytherapy is performed using the VariSource iX afterloader in conjunction with the BrachyVision and Vitesse treatment planning systems for CT-based intracavitary and real-time ultrasound-based interstitial HDR brachytherapy. Two hot labs and the VariSeed treatment planning system are available for low dose-rate brachytherapy training. Other equipment includes one Acuity simulator, three 4D PET/CT simulators, one CT simulator with body CT perfusion capabilities, and an MR scanner. Additional equipment includes several respiratory management systems, a Calypso electromagnetic tracking device, Align RT surface imaging technology,Elekta Clarity ultrasound image-guidance and prostate tracking device, as well as a number of Varian Eclipse workstations for 3D, IMRT and VMAT treatment planning. All imaging is digital and interconnected via the Varian Aria information system. Routine procedures include: 4D CT simulation and planning, HDR brachytherapy, CyberKnife intra- and extra-cranial stereotactic radiosurgery, TrueBeam stereotactic body / ablative radiotherapy (SBRT/SABR), IORT, total body photon and total skin electron beam therapy. Stanford has active master research collaborations with various industry partners and an active physics outreach program serving community radiation oncology centers in the region. For additional details including information of the residency application process please visit http://med.stanford.edu/radphysics/academic/residencyprogram.html

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