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Further EducationHands-on Workshops

Hands-on Workshops on matRad

During the morning session (part 1) we will focus on matRad. MatRad is an open source dose calculation and treatment planning toolkit written in Matlab. We will start using matRad's graphical user interface (GUI) to understand differences in treatment planning with photons, protons and ions. We will then use matRad to examine computational details, like basic data structures and algorithms used in dose calculation and treatment plan optimisation. Finally, we will script our own plan comparison study within Matlab or Octave.

Speakers: Dr. Niklas Wahl (Research Group Leader) & Dr. Amit Ben Anthony Bennan (Postdoctoral Researcher), both: German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany

Research Group: Radiotherapy Optimization at DKFZ

Hands-on Workshops on AI

The 2nd part during the afternoon focusses on AI. The aim of this hands-on session is to build a Deep Learning algorithm capable of generating the distribution of absorbed dose by a medium of a simple geometry interacting with a given particle beam. Such an algorithm may provide a faster alternative to a Monte Carlo (MC) simulation, which are currently employed in the optimisation process of radiotherapy treatment (RT) planning.

To reach our goals, we will train a generative Neural Network architecture, that is already adopted in the generation of images, text and sound, to emulate a dose distribution in a homogeneous material conditioned to the beam energy.

Speaker: Dr. Andrea Ciardiello (Postdoctoral Reseacher), Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (Istituto Nationale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) - sezione di Roma)


Dates and Information at a glance

Host: Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago de Chile (UC) & German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

Date: Thu. Dec. 01st 2022, 9am - 12.30pm (part 1) & 1.30 - 5pm (part 2)

Mode: on-site workshop

Venue: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC), Campus San Joaquín

Language: English

Registration is closed.

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