WPI Physics Colloquium, "Managing Organ and Tumor Motion in Radiation Therapy"

Science / Technology - Colloquium

Monday, March 11, 2013
4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Olin Hall
Olin Hall 107

Organ and tumor motions cause significant challenges in each step of the radiation therapy process. During pre-treatment imaging motion can cause severe artifacts leading to incorrect perceptions of organ or tumor geometry. During treatment delivery organ motion and deformation can cause the tumor to be underdosed, or nearby organs to be overdosed. Recent technological advances allow precise targeting and delivery of high-dose radiation to tumors of as small as a few millimeters. For these treatments to be safe and effective, tumor motion must be accounted for at each step in the radiotherapy process. This presentation will review how organ and tumor motion are handled in the clinical setting, then discuss some of the most recent technological advances in the field of motion management.

Refreshments in Olin Hall 118 @ 3:30pm

Cost: Free

Suggested Audiences: College

E-mail: physics@wpi.edu
Phone: 508-831-5258

Last Modified: March 7, 2013 at 10:47 AM

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