Four years with FALCON - an ESTRO educational project: achievements and perspectives

Radiother Oncol. 2014 Jul;112(1):145-9. doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2014.06.017. Epub 2014 Jul 25.


Variability in anatomical contouring is one of the important uncertainties in radiotherapy. FALCON (Fellowship in Anatomic deLineation and CONtouring) is an educational ESTRO (European SocieTy for Radiation and Oncology) project devoted to improve interactive teaching, the homogeneity in contouring and to compare individual contours with endorsed guidelines or expert opinions. This report summarizes the experience from the first 4 years using FALCON for educational activities within ESTRO School and presents the perspectives for the future.

Keywords: Contouring; Delineation; Radiotherapy accuracy; Teaching impact; Variability; e-Learning.

MeSH terms

  • Achievement
  • Computer-Assisted Instruction / methods*
  • Europe
  • Fellowships and Scholarships*
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
  • Radiation Oncology / education*
  • Radiotherapy / methods
  • Radiotherapy Planning, Computer-Assisted / methods*
  • Radiotherapy, Computer-Assisted / methods
  • Societies, Medical