Speaker: Sarah Allen
Title: Dose Distribution Analysis for Stereotactic Radiotherapy
Abstract: Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SRBT) have become important tools for treating cancers or other malformations that are close to critical organs, or otherwise difficult to reach using conventional surgery. My talk will outline the principles behind these techniques; showing how conformal, stereotactic therapy is advantageous and why each instance requires complex treatment planning. I will also talk about how this treatment planning is achieved using monte-carlo simulations to model radiation transport, and the different software options to do this.