project . 2020 - 2022 . On going

MV for radiotherapy

Mechanical ventilation for radiotherapy
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  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 894619 Call for proposal: H2020-MSCA-IF-2019
  • Funded under: H2020 | MSCA-IF-EF-ST Overall Budget: 187,572 EURFunder Contribution: 187,572 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 Oct 2020
    End Date
    30 Sep 2022
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
Description
One of the greatest challenges for modern radiotherapy is ventilation causing motion of tumours and surrounding healthy structures. Technically, modern radiation delivery systems enable in principle very accurate radiation targeting of the tumour and avoiding radiation damage to healthy tissue. However, to deliver sufficient dose to a continuously and irregularly moving tumour, it is necessary to irradiate the tumour with a large margin. Currently such a large margin means irradiating a volume of healthy tissue that is about equal to that of the tumour itself. The healthy tissue damage is itself problematic. But it also prohibits further raising the radiation do...
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Description
One of the greatest challenges for modern radiotherapy is ventilation causing motion of tumours and surrounding healthy structures. Technically, modern radiation delivery systems enable in principle very accurate radiation targeting of the tumour and avoiding radiation damage to healthy tissue. However, to deliver sufficient dose to a continuously and irregularly moving tumour, it is necessary to irradiate the tumour with a large margin. Currently such a large margin means irradiating a volume of healthy tissue that is about equal to that of the tumour itself. The healthy tissue damage is itself problematic. But it also prohibits further raising the radiation do...
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