Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

NRE 8011/8012 and MP 6011/6012 Seminar

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs

Title:

Beam delivery uncertainties of scanning beam proton therapy

Speaker:

Dr. Peter Park

Affiliation:

Emory University

When:

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11:00:00 AM

Where:

Boggs Building, Room 3-47

Host:

Dr. Glenn Sjoden
glenn.sjoden@me.gatech.edu
404.894.5733

Abstract

This talk will introduce scanning beam proton therapy. It will cover the basic physics of proton therapy and technology. The uncertainties in beam delivery method and its consequence to a plan analysis and evaluation in clinical setting will be discussed. State of art research topics related to the above mention difficulties in scanning bema proton therapy will be discussed.


Biography

Dr. Park is currently a medical physics resident at Emory University. Previously, he studied Physics and Mathematics from University of California San Diego as an undergraduate student. He then went on to earn his Medical Physics doctoral degree at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. During his stay at MD Anderson as a PhD Candidate and later as a postdoctoral fellow, he has worked on a numerous projects related to proton therapy including commissioning and validating scanning beam techniques for various cancer sites and development of novel treatment planning techniques. Specifically, his research interest is focused on robust optimization, uncertainty analysis, and novel dose-guided radiotherapy using proton beam.