Project

Investigation of superficial dose from intensity modulated beams to understand and decrease skin toxicity during breast irradiation.

Duration
01 October 2010 → 30 September 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
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
skin dose radiochromic film IMRT breast cancer
 
Project description

By using advanced computational methods and radiochromic film dosimetry, physical insight will be provided into the contaminating radiation in IMRT photon beams. This will allow physicians to assess skin dose in IMRT breast treatments, which is of major importance to properly manage skin toxicity and investigate the interplay between dosimetrical, clinical and genetic factors in future clinical studies.