Cerenkoscopy monitors breast treatments

February 3, 2015

In its first clinical trial, Cerenkov radiation imaging of soft tissue, known as Cerenkoscopy, has been used to monitor patients receiving radiotherapy. 

Images were acquired continuously during treatment and used to detect intra-fractional patient and treatment beam positioning and respiratory motion in 12 women with breast cancer. The technique could complement or provide an alternative to conventional patient positioning and monitoring techniques. 

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