Pinnacle³ basic planning

This course is meant to introduce the staff to the Pinnacle³ Treatment Planning System and to ensure efficient and effective clinical usage of the Pinnacle³ system. The course is tailored mainly for Dosimetrists and/or Physicists in Radiotherapy clinics. The basic concepts and theory of Pinnacle³ planning, including 3D conformal planning, IMRT, VMAT and Pinnacle³ auto-planning, are covered.

Course information


Dr Roger Soh (Ph.D.), Mr Sanphat Sangudsup






Registration Closed

Registration Fee

SGD $1,500.00 per pax

*GST included

Seats Available



26 June – Planning in Pinnacle Part I

  • Solaris Operating System and LaunchPad
    • Useful Unix Commands
    • Pinnacle File Structure
    • LaunchPad Features and configuration
  • Basic 3-D conformal dose planning
    • CT to density Tables
    • DRR’s and DCR’s
    • Basic Planning features – beams, lasers, POIs
    • MLC, Bolus, compensators
    • Fusion image sets
    • Arcs and Conformal Arc
    • Conformal Boost
    • Prescription Definition
    • Dose Calculations
    • Plan Evaluation
  • Contouring and SPICE Auto-Contouring
    • Hands-On Exercises
  • Model Based Segmentation
  27 June – Planning in Pinnacle Part II

  • Introduction to IMRT/DMPO Planning
    • IMRT optimization
    • Types
    • Objectives
    • Weighting and Composite Objective Value
    • DMPO
    • Plan Review
  • Introduction to SmartArc/VMAT Planning
    • Hands-On Exercises
  • Introduction to Auto-Planning
    • Hands-On Exercises
  • ScoreCards
  • TumorLOC and Big Bore CT workflow
28 June -  Dynamic Planning and PlanIQ

  • Introduction to Dynamic Planning
  • Adaptive Planning Workflows
  • Re-Planning Workflows
    • Hands-On exercises
  • Auto-Planning with PlanIQ
    • Concepts of Benchmark Dose and Feasibility
    • Hands-On exercise
  • Introduction to Pinnacle Evolution

About speaker

Dr Roger Soh (Ph.D.)

Dr. Roger Soh joined Philips as the Clinical Specialist Radiation Oncology for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Before joining Philips, Roger was a Radiation Physicist, and worked with both Varian and Elekta platforms.

Roger attained his PhD from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and carried out several research projects in small field dosimetry.

Currently, Roger holds the executive committee position as Treasurer in the Society of Medical Physicists in Singapore.

Mr Sanphat Sangudsup

Joined Transmedic group as regional radiotherapy and nuclear medicine Application Specialist, based in Thailand, taking care of installed based in South East Asia (SEA).

Tasked to provide on-site and remote applications training and support for MIM and Pinnacle software around SEA region.

Required to create an understanding with customer regarding clinical challenges and work hand-in-hand in order produce a sound clinical solution for radiotherapy and nuclear medicine system.

Collaborated with the product manager and sales teams by providing inputs on customers' requirements and winning the deals.