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Medical Physics Seminar - Geoff Hugo

Towards Widespread Adoption of Cardiac Radioablation

12:00pm – 1:00pm Seminar & Discussion

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Dr. Geoff Hugo, Ph.D., Vice Chair and Director of the Medical Physics Division at the Washington University School of Medicine

Dr. Hugo received his Ph.D. in biomedical physics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2003. He joined the staff of William Beaumont Hospital, where he participated in the clinical implementation of cone beam CT and was actively involved in developing an adaptive radiotherapy program for lung cancer. He joined the VCU Department of Radiation Oncology in 2008, where he later served as the Director of the Medical Physics Graduate Program. Dr. Hugo joined the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in 2017. He is currently Vice Chair and Director of the Medical Physics Division. His research interests include cardiac radioablation, image-guided adaptive radiotherapy, image registration and analysis, and the use of machine learning in radiation oncology.


Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a potentially fatal cardiac arrhythmia which can result in sudden cardiac death. Curative treatments are invasive and have a high recurrence rate, and many patients are not eligible for these treatments due to medical issues. As part of a multi-disciplinary collaboration between cardiology and radiation oncology, we have investigated the potential for a single fraction of stereotactic, image-guided radiotherapy as a non-invasive treatment methodology, termed ‘cardiac radioablation’. In this talk, I will focus on the early clinical results from our group and others, clinical and technical challenges that must be addressed for widespread deployment, and current and potential future treatment workflows.

A video of the presentation will be available after the webinar.