Grant: $243,600 - National Institutes of Health - Jul. 13, 2009
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Award Description: The purpose of this project is to develop enabling computational tools for IGART and to show the potential clinical impact of the new paradigm of IGART. The underlying hypothesis of this work is that IGART will greatly reduce the uncertainty in beam targeting and provide substantially improved dose distributions required to achieve greater local tumor control while reducing the probability of normal tissue complications. Specific aims of the project are (1) to establish a cone beam CT (CBCT)-based dose reconstruction method for fractional and cumulative dose calculations; (2) to setup a dynamic closed-loop framework of IGART planning; and (3) to demonstrate the potential clinical impact of the proposed IGART.
Project Description: Successful completion of the project will determine the level of improvement of IGART over the conventional IMRT. Given its significant promise in optimally compensating for interfractional geometric uncertainties as well as dosimetric errors incurred in previous fractions, this project should lead to substantially reduced dosimetric errors and significant improvement in cancer patient care.
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