Verifying the delivery of radiation during radiotherapy treatments is increasingly important. The patient position and delivered radiation dose are equally important for a successful clinical outcome. Electronic Portal Imaging Devices (EPIDs) can be used to measure the radiation dose exiting the patient. We have developed a method for converting the measured signal in the EPID to tissue equivalent thickness, a surrogate for radiation dose. This project will investigate the real time measurement of the patient thickness during radiation delivery.
- Simulating the effects of respiratory motion on patient treatments and developing the method for monitoring the variation in patient thickness in real time.
- Performing monte carlo simulations of the patient treatments to compare with measured data.
- Investigating dosimetric effect of measured thickness variations.
- Collaboration with clinical departments
- A thesis
- 1-3 journal papers, depending on time-frame and scope
- System for monitoring patient motion during radiotherapy treatments
Skills and experience
- Expertise in physics, computer science, engineering or mathematics.
- Experimental and Data analysis skills
- Computer programming e.g. MATLAB, python, IDL.
- Excellent communication skills
You may be able to apply for a research scholarship in our annual scholarship round.
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