Brachytherapy physics 2030 – Adaptive dose delivery and planning
In this session the latest developments and advancements on adaptive dose planning and delivery are discussed. The first presentation will highlight the potential and limitations of image registration in treatment planning, in particular for gynaecological brachytherapy, with special attention for the challenges associated with deformable image registration in contouring and dose accumulation. Next, the role of automation in the treatment planning and delivery process will be handled. Automation is increasingly finding its way into clinical practice in terms of applicator digitization, plan optimization, quality assurance and plan documentation. This will affect the role of physicists in treatment planning as well as the interaction with physicians, coming with a change in practice. Finally, an introduction will be given on artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data, and the potential role it can directly play in brachytherapy applications such as contouring and dosimetric planning.