Pinnacle evolution APAC launch

To meet the growing global demand for radiotherapy services and improve the planning process, Philips is investing in new technologies. Philips’ latest planning innovation, Pinnacle Evolution, addresses the need to provide therapy plans tailored to the unique clinical/anatomical requirements of each patient. In this course, you will learn how to create “personalized”, high quality IMRT and VMAT plans created with consistently and efficiently. You will learn how Pinnacle Evolution achieves “Personalized Planning” by combining the latest, Philips-proprietary optimization algorithms, with unique personalized goals created by Feasibility technology (Sun Nuclear, Melbourne, FL) and next-generation intelligent, automated planning algorithms (known previously on Pinnacle as “Auto-Planning”).

Course information


Ms Catherine Large




Philips Learning Academy APAC

622 Lor 1 Toa Payoh

Singapore 319763


Registration Closed

Registration Fee

SGD $2,400.00 per pax

*GST included

Seats Available



The design goals of the automated planning algorithms and tools are to:

  • Improve the efficiency of the planning process by removing the repetitive optimization and plan quality tasks found in conventional planning workflows
  • Increase the consistency of plan quality, regardless of the planner’s experience level2-4 with a robust suite of algorithms
  • Decrease organ-at-risk (OAR) dose, as much as possible, before target coverage is compromised

Audience: Philips Distributors and Channel Partners Pinnacle Applications and Sales team.

Duration: 5 days

The price includes the training, lunch, tea breaks and a tour through the Philips APAC Center in Singapore where various (premium and working) systems are displayed; it excludes transportation and accommodation


09:30 am - 11:30 am Introduction, Changes to Pinnacle Evolution
12:30 pm Lunch
01:30 pm - 03:30 pm Sales & Marketing Materials,Cost & Licensing
04:30 pm - 05:30 pm Hardware configurations
09:30 am - 11:30 am Introduction to Datasets, DICOM & prescriptions
12:30 pm Lunch
01:30 pm - 05:30 pm Conventional Planning - Prostate
09:30 am - 11:30 am Personalized Planning - Prostate
12:30 pm Lunch
01:30 pm - 05:30 pm Personalized Planning - HN
09:30 am - 11:30 am Plan Challenge
12:30 pm Lunch
01:30 pm - 05:30 pm Plan Challenge
09:30 am - 11:30 am Presentation of cases, Q&A
12:30 pm Lunch
01:30 pm - 03:30 pm Q&A
04:30 pm - 05:30 pm Dinner

About speaker

Ms Catherine Large

Catherine Large has been a Clinical Physicist since 2002. She worked as a Medical Physicist in Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima (Ohio) and Summit Cancer Services in Chambersburg (Pennsylvania). Prior to joining Philips in 2009, she transitioned as a Physicist support specialist to Clinical Test Lead. Catherine is currently the Senior Product Manager in Philips Radiation Oncology Systems. She manages all products (past, present and future) and continues developing pilot programs to test first of kind sites.