Imaging Radiobiology Laboratory
Applying Molecular Imaging to Radiation Oncology
The Imaging Radiobiology Laboratory in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University is focused on development and application of molecular imaging techniques towards understanding radiation and cancer biology and improving treatment of human disease. Using modalities including positron emission tomography (PET), computed tomography (CT), fluorescence imaging, bioluminescence imaging, and small animal conformal radiotherapy, we are investigating the molecular and physiologic factors that determine tumor response to therapy. We are a multi-disciplinary group with expertise in engineering, biology, chemistry, medicine, and computer science.
Over the years, radiation therapy has evolved to become one of the best tools for fighting cancer. Yet, for the patient who must often make as many as 30 trips in a six-week period of time, radiation therapy can be a cumbersome routine. That's why Stanford doctors continue to push boundaries, not only to make treatments more precise and accurate, but also to accelerate treatment by reducing the number of sessions needed.