Intra-Fraction IGRT and Dynamic Dosimetry Phantom
It is hypothesised that dynamic tracking of a tumour volume during radiotherapy can contribute to a reduction in treatment margins.
The research project will consider the application of novel quantitative ultrasound imaging to the clinical specialty of radiation oncology. The long term aim is to dynamically monitor tumour movement during external beam radiotherapy delivery using a robotically-controlled ultrasound system; if the tumour moves outside the radiation beam, the therapy delivery may be interrupted or steered. The project will develop the ultrasound system and perform scientific validation via a novel robotically-controlled Dynamic Dosimetry Phantom. Initial clinical validation will assess the system´s ability to monitor normal prostate motion in healthy subjects.
- Principal Investigators: Prof CM Langton