SLAC Colloquium Series

SLAC Colloquium Series


Colloquium Detail

Programming for X-rays/Radation Therapy

Date: 10/10/2011

Joseph Perl

Radiation therapy treats cancer with precisely shaped beams of subatomic particles. Advances in medical imaging encourage us to target these beams more precisely than ever, delivering dose to a tumor while avoiding sensitive structures, and doing all of this in 3D or even 4D (with time/motion being the fourth dimension). We will show how simulation tools originally developed for High Energy Physics are applied to Radiation Therapy, and how an NIH-funded collaboration between SLAC, the University of California San Francisco and the Massachusetts General Hospital are making accurate simulation easier to use for medical physicists worldwide.

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