Rising against cancer: a novel deformable phantom for upright radiotherapy validation
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Determine materials that will mimic the properties of the pelvic organs and fabricate a prototype of the pelvic phantom that will be used to advance upright CT imaging.
Current Computed Tomography (CT) scanners require patients to lie supine on a treatment table. New evidence has led to the production of upright CT scanners that require patients to either stand or sit-up during the procedure. This positioning has been correlated to improved patient comfort, reduced tumor and organ-at-risk motion and decreased costs. As these machines are still in the process of being developed, validation and testing is necessary to prove the correlations and optimize the machine and patient experience. The team’s goal is to determine materials that will mimic the pelvic organs and fabricate a prototype of the pelvic phantom that is compatible with upright CT imaging.
- Matthew Ceelen - Co-Team Leader
- Morgan McGauley - Co-Team Leader
- Drew Hay - Communicator
- Adam Berdusco - BSAC
- Sofia Decicco - BWIG
- Allison Rausch - BPAG
Advisor and Client
- Prof. Filiz Yesilkoy - Advisor
- Dr. Jordan Slagowski - Client
- Dr. Carri Glide-Hurst - Alternate Contact