Project

Development of a realistic and effective quality assurance methodology for rotational radiotherapy

Duration
01 November 2008 → 31 December 2011
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Morphological sciences
    • Oncology
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Morphological sciences
    • Oncology
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Morphological sciences
    • Oncology
Keywords
IMAT radiodosimetry quality assurance
 
Project description

Rotational radiation therapy is the base of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMAT). IMAT can be delivered using the existing irradiation equipment provided that the procedures for quality assurance are adequate. To that end, this PhD study will develop smart procedures to find out computational errors and machine deviations. The methods used, such as film dosimetry, are intuitive and available in developing countries lowering the threshold there to introduce advanced radiation therapy.