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Medical Physics Seminar – Monday, November 20, 2017

Contributions from the Outside: Three Examples Helping Radiation Therapy

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Sean Frigo, PhD (guest of Larry DeWerd)
Assistant Professor (CHS), Dept of Human Oncology, UW-School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, WI - USA

Many of the tools and techniques utilized in Radiation Therapy have their origins in other areas. For example, the ubiquitous planning CT was originally invented for diagnostic purposes. Farther afield, particle accelerator technologies created in physics laboratories have made their way into treatment delivery systems.

Along the theme of contributions from the outside, one experiment, one class of technology, and one techno-logical request will be presented. First, experimental studies of the survival of a model radiobiological system, bacillus Megaterium, will show how attempts to tune the x-ray radiation energy may or may not offer oppor-tunity for selective radiation therapy. Second, we will consider some of the technologies developed for video gaming which are currently being utilized in radiation therapy. Third, we will finish with a future request, de-scribing what we need from the field of imaging in order to improve patient care.

Location: **CHANGE OF LOCATION** 1335 HSLC (Health Sciences Learning Center), 750 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53705 - USA

Time: 4pm-5pm

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