October 10 Oct 10
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
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Medical Physics Seminar - William Song

Direction Modulated Brachytherapy

12:00pm – 1:00pm Seminar & Discussion

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William Song, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Medical Physics Graduate Program, CAMPEP-accredited Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Medical Physics at Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Song is a Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, a board-certified therapeutic medical physicist, the physics lead of the MR-linac program, and currently the director of the CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics Graduate Program at this university. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, in 2006, and he completed his therapeutic medical physics residency training at the University of Florida, in 2008. Dr. Song's research interests include brachytherapy, robotics, MR-linac, and dosimetry.

Direction Modulated Brachytherapy

I am the inventor of Direction Modulated Brachytherapy (DMBT), which utilizes extra degrees of freedom that include both beam direction and applicator motion during brachytherapy treatment delivery. Through intelligent designing and strict discipline to make the systems MR compatible, I believe this technology will make a positive impact in the field of brachytherapy through various clinical applications of sites such as cervix, vaginal, rectum, and prostate. In the talk, I will review various designs that were proposed in this line of research, potential clinical benefits, and technical difficulties that need to be resolved before routine clinical implementation.