|Awarded On||May 20, 2020|
|Title||Recruitment of Rising Stars|
|Award Mechanism||Recruitment of Rising Stars|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Ken Wang|
|Cancer Sites||All Sites|
|Summary of Goals and Objectives||
The goals and research interests of my group are developing advanced biomedical technologies to resolve unmet needs in radiation therapy (RT). Two themes that address these interests are proposed in this application.
Theme 1. Multimodal quantitative imaging-guided system for pre-clinical RT research:
Although cone-beam CT-guided small-animal irradiators have been developed to mimic RT for human treatment, it is less adept at localizing soft-tissue targets due to low image contrast and is not able to provide functional information. Knowledge of target position/shape is a basic need for RT. Without such information to guide irradiat...