Project

Quantitative nuclear magnetic resonance imaging for characterization of biological parameters with applications in cancer treatment using ionizing radiation.

Duration
01 October 2009 → 30 June 2011
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Medical imaging and therapy
  • Engineering and technology
    • Multimedia processing
    • Biological system engineering
    • Signal processing
Keywords
physiological imaging quantitative nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) radiation dosimetry hypoxia
 
Project description

The aim of this study is to visualize two physiological quantities in a non-invasive way using nuclear magnetic resonance imaging: (1) cel biological changes that are the result of ionizing radiation and (2) the oxygen distribution in tumours. This kind of biological imaging can be applied in the study of radiation therapy using hadrons and in optimizing cancer treatment (hypoxia).