Radiotherapy using integrated MR and Linac software solution for management of irregular motion
|Coordinator||Akademiska Sjukhuset - Medicinsk teknik, sjukhusfysik och IT|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 1 435 264|
|Project duration||September 2016 - August 2018|
Purpose and goal
The aim was to establish, validate and implement a method for dealing with random like motion during radiotherapy in a pre-clinical setting using a combind magnetic resonance scanner and radiotherapy unit. The aim was partly achieved as a method was established and validated but the implementation in a pre-clinical environment will come after the end of the project due to delayed installation of the MR-Linac equipment.
Expected results and effects
Among the outcomes from the project we especially want to mention the implementation of optical flow registation and principal component analysis in the software MICE toolkit. Further the potential of modelling with these methods has been quantified and will be published. These results will play an important role in the further work within the area which will be done within the established collaboration between Elekta and Akademiska.
Planned approach and implementation
The project has been a close collaboration between Akademiska, Elekta and the university. Regular meetings has been held as well as physical meetings to ensure that the project direction is aimed toward practical implementation. The problems that has been encountered are partly due to too high expectations on the initially chosen technical solution, and partly due to delays in the installation of the MR-Linac at Akademiska.