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In-vivo dose delivery verification

Projects are available in all topics of this research field. Based on the interest of the student, both Monte Carlo computer simulation as well as experimental studies can be considered. A combination of both is also an option.

Presently, we are investigating whether dedicated state-of-the-art Positron Emission Tomography (PET) technology is able to detect unacceptable errors that may occur in proton therapy. This study uses very accurate computer simulation tools. Input concerning unacceptable errors in proton treatment is obtained from the Radiotherapy Department of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). State-of-the-art PET detectors are available to do experiments using high-energy proton beams from the AGOR accelerator at KVI-CART.

Similar investigations for prompt-gamma-ray imaging can be performed as well. A comparison of PET and prompt-gamma-ray imaging in a specific situation is another option.

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