Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation; Medical Physics; Proton Therapy; Radiation Oncology; Radiotherapy
- Medical Radiation Research
Head: Dietmar Georg
Research Area: The vision of our group is the optimization of the treatment outcome of radiation oncology, alone or in combination with established chemotherapy or novel targeted strategies of drug treatment, with conventional photon or innovative ion-beams.
My work primarily focuses on the dosimetric challenges we encounter in preclinical ion beam research. A main goal of my project is to develop a streamlined workflow that allows for precise irradiation of small animals with ion beams and to implement the necessary technological prerequisites along that road. This encompasses topics such as dosimetric measurements, beam modelling, treatment planning, computed tomography (CT) imaging, image guidance and finally the evaluation of dosimetric and imaging data. Ultimately, I aim to provide high quality physics, which will help to bridge knowledge gaps in preclinical ion beam research when combined with high quality biology within our project.
Techniques, methods & infrastructure
- (Proton and Carbon) Ion Beam Therapy
- Workflow development
- Beam Modelling
- Treatment planning
- Dose-response analysis
- Knäusl, B. et al. (2023) ‘Requirements for dose calculation on an active scanned proton beamline for small, shallow fields’, Physica Medica, 113, p. 102659. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmp.2023.102659.