Arrangör/Organiser: Fysikum
Kontakt/Contact: Mohamed Bourennane
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Radiation is a double-edged sword in oncological care. It is used for diagnostic and treatment purposes but it holds the potential for inducing cancer and other detrimental effects in healthy cells. Radiotherapy relies on imaging to deliver a radiation dose that sterilizes the tumour cells and minimizes the impact on the surrounding tissues. Physicists specialised in the medical use of ionising radiation play a key role in imaging and irradiating tumours as well as on optimising the overall treatment strategy. In this lecture, we explore the use of imaging in light of these fundamental questions: can we “paint” with radiation based on tumour imaging information? Can we predict, at an early time point, which patients will not respond to the treatment? If so, how can we adapt the treatment to the patient needs?

Marta Lazzeroni
Marta Lazzeroni is an assistant professor at the Department of Physics