To Provide Effective Treatment
Real-time simulations could allow doctors to spot the small fractions of time when the lungs, liver, kidneys, and eventually the heart, are stationary relative to the external radiation beams.
These opportune moments during the actual therapy mean that doctors will have more confidence delivering the radiation to a moving tumor.
“The 4-D VIP-Man will allow doctors and medical physicists to accurately predict and monitor these anatomical changes to provide the most effective treatment possible at any given time,” Xu says.
Image: A video excerpt showing the side view of a moving lung model.