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Department of Radiation Oncology
Physics Research Website: gray.mgh.harvard.edu
Basic Areas of Research include:
Physical dose conformationWe explore and develop radiation treatment techniques for optimum physical dose conformation to the tumor target volume. Our efforts are focused on proton radiotherapy and advanced photon treatments, as well as on their comparison.
Biological modelingAs a basis for treatment optimization we model the relationship between the dose distribution and the clinical outcome. Also, for proton radiotherapy we model the relative biological effectiveness.
IMXT/IMPTIntensity modulation is crucial both in photon radiotherapy (IMXT) and in proton radiotherapy (IMPT). In particular, we develop new IMPT methods.
4DWe develop concepts and methods to consider the time component in the whole radiotherapy chain, from imaging over planning and optimization to treatment delivery.
PrecisionTo increase the precision of the dose application we develop new targeting techniques. To increase the accuracy of the dose prediction we perform Monte Carlo simulations.
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