"Radiation Therapy: applications and research at UTHSCSA" by Dr. Sotiri Stathakis

Date: November 10, 2009
Time: 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Where: SB 4.01.20 (CS conference room)

"Radiation Therapy: applications and research at UTHSCSA"
by Dr. Sotiri Stathakis (UTHSCSA)

Abstract:

To introduce the audience to the field of Medical Physics and especially to applications of radiation therapy. Radiation therapy is one of the three modalities for cancer therapy. The delivery of the prescribed dose to the specified target is a very challenging task and involves many areas of expertise from physics to engineering and computer science. Imaging, patient motion, fast and accurate dose calculation and advanced methods of delivery are some of the areas of research of the Medical Physics Division of the Radiation Therapy Department at CTRC@UTHSCSA. Several projects covering the previously mentioned areas will be presented.

 

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