|Awarded On||November 19, 2015|
|Title||Pediatric Radiation Oncology with Movie Induced Sedation Effect (PROMISE)|
|Award Mechanism||Individual Investigator Research Awards for Cancer in Children and Adolescents|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Steve Jiang|
|Cancer Sites||All Sites|
For most pediatric cancer patients under 7 years of age, current standard radiotherapy practice involves the use of general anesthesia to ensure that the patient remains still during the treatment. Since a typical radiotherapy treatment course includes 25-30 fractional treatments, a child has to receive 25-30 episodes of general anesthesia in succession, which has potentially strong side effects of continuous anesthesia, both short-term and long-term. We propose a novel technique to enable non-sedated pediatric radiotherapy through behavior training and motion monitoring technique. Systematic behavior training tactics will be developed to get patients familiar with treatment environment and ...