Novel Uses of SBRT: Treatment of Ventricular Tachycardia FREE Webinar. Join us live!

By Christina Ruiz, October 08, 2019

You are invited to join us for a FREE webinar hosted by WePassed!


Title: Novel Uses of SBRT: Treatment of Ventricular Tachycardia

Speaker: Ryan Zielan MS, RT(T), CMD

Date/Time: Thursday, October 24th 2019 at 6pm EDT



Recently it has been evidenced that ventricular tachycardia (VT) can be treated non-invasively using stereotactic radiotherapy. Utilizing imaging techniques physicians are able to identify and effectively treat patients utilizing external beam radiotherapy. Working collaboratively, cardiologists and radiation oncologists are able to safely deliver single fraction SBRT treatments to a patient in a matter of minutes. The results of these treatments have resulted in drastic reductions in VT events in patients following treatment, resulting in an improved quality of life.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the rationale behind treating patients suffering from ventricular tachycardia with SBRT
  2. Be able to describe planning techniques, and challenges when treating the heart
  3. Acquire tips and tricks to help with SBRT planning


About the Speaker:

Ryan Zielan, MS, RT(T), CMD, joined the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine in 2018 as a Medical Dosimetrist. Ryan is currently located at the Emory Proton Therapy Center.

Ryan received a BS in Radiation Therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2017, and worked as a Radiation Therapist at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY. He then received a MS in Medical Dosimetry from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 2018.