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Joint AAPM-ESTRO Symposium: Advances in Experimental Medical Physics

L Sancey

J Robar

D Westerly

K Parodi

L Sancey1*, J Robar2*, D Westerly3*, K Parodi4*, (1) University Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, FR, (2) Capital District Health Authority, Halifax, NS, (3) University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO, (4) Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munchen, Garching B. Munich


4:30 PM : MR-guided radiation therapy with gadolinium nanoparticles: from chalkboard to first clinical trials - L Sancey, Presenting Author
4:50 PM : Low-Z switching linear accelerator targets: new options for image guidance and dose enhancement in radiotherapy - J Robar, Presenting Author
5:10 PM : Design and Construction of a Dielectiric Wall Accelerator - D Westerly, Presenting Author
5:30 PM : Ionacoustic imaging for particle range verification - K Parodi, Presenting Author

MO-FG-BRC-0 (Monday, August 1, 2016) 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Room: Ballroom C

Experimental research in medical physics has expanded the limits of our knowledge and provided novel imaging and therapy technologies for patients around the world. However, experimental efforts are challenging due to constraints in funding, space, time and other forms of institutional support. In this joint ESTRO-AAPM symposium, four exciting experimental projects from four different countries are highlighted. Each project is focused on a different aspect of radiation therapy. From the USA, we will hear about a new linear accelerator concept for more compact and efficient therapy devices. From Canada, we will learn about novel linear accelerator target design and the implications for imaging and therapy. From France, we will discover a mature translational effort to incorporate theranostic nanoparticles in MR-guided radiation therapy. From Germany, we will find out about a novel in-treatment imaging modality for particle therapy. These examples of high impact, experimental medical physics research are representative of the diversity of such efforts that are on-going around the globe.

Funding Support, Disclosures, and Conflict of Interest: J. Robar, Research is supported through collaboration with Varian Medical Systems and Brainlab AGD. Westerly, This work is supported by the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. COI: NONEK. Parodi, Part of the presented work is supported by the DFG (German Research Foundation) Cluster of Excellence MAP (Munich-Centre for Advanced Photonics) and has been carried out in collaboration with IBA.


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