Radiotherapy (RT) is a highly effective treatment modality for cancer and used for treating more than half of all cancer patients in Denmark. State-of-the-art RT modalities, including particle therapy, allow for delivery of high doses to the tumor while minimizing radiation to healthy tissue i.e. enabling high rates of tumor control while reducing radiation to organs at risk.
Doses that patients receive are planned and delivered with a high spatial precision, and it is a challenge to measure the spatial distribution of radiation with sufficient accuracy in three dimensions.
In this project, the goal is to develop materials and methods for optically based readout of 3D dose distributions in high resolution, to investigate the potential of the new dosimeters, and bring them closer toward implementation in clinical workflow.