Medical physics and proton therapy: what it is and what is coming next?
Dr. Yunjie Yang
New York Proton Center
Wed, November 9, 2022 - 4:00 PM
Hannan 108 AND on ZOOM
Meeting ID: 835 2674 0857
Modern medicine and patient care are becoming increasingly multidisciplinary. Countless medical devices are made possible because of innovations that stemmed from fundamental physics research, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET). In addition, many routine diagnosis and treatment procedures require highly trained professionals with corresponding physics expertise to support the day-to-day patient care, such as in diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy. In this talk, I will first give a general introduction to medical physics and proton therapy. I will then illustrate the roles of medical physicists in the context of radiation oncology. I will conclude with an overview of recent research and development in proton therapy, using examples at the New York Proton Center and beyond.
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