Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

NRE 8011/8012 and MP 6011/6012 Seminar

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs

Title:

Response Based Adaptive Radiotherapy

Speaker:

Dr. RANDALL K TEN HAKEN (VIDEO RECORDING)

Affiliation:

American Association of Physicists in Medicine

When:

Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 11:00:00 AM

Where:

Boggs Building, Room 3-47

Host:

CHRIS WANG
chris.wang@nre.gatech.edu

Abstract

This talk presents some recent investigation of patient-based adaptive techniques and outcomes assessments using physiological imaging for use in optimization of treatment techniques.


Biography

Randall K. Ten Haken, Ph.D., is the Director of the Physics Division within the Department of Radiation Oncology. He is a tenured Professor and serves as an Associate Departmental Chair. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (FAAPM), a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (FInstP), a Fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (FASTRO), and a Fellow of the American College of Radiology (FACR). He is also the Principal Investigator/Program Director of a long-standing program project grant related to the Optimization of High Dose Conformal Therapy. The overall goal of that program project is to improve the effectiveness of radiation therapy for cancer patients by individualizing therapy beyond simple anatomy. He recently served as co-guest editor for a special supplement of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology and Physics dedicated to the Quantitative Analyses of Normal Tissue Effects in the Clinic (QUANTEC). His research currently focuses primarily on the investigation of patient-based adaptive techniques and outcomes assessments using physiological imaging for use in optimization of treatment techniques. This investigation of “response-based” optimization of adaptive therapy has been a focus of the Physics Division.