Internal movement caused by a patient's breathing presents a major challenge in tumor imaging. Motion artifacts in clinical images can cause difficulties when planning radiotherapy. René Werner from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) has long been concerned with precisely this problem. Together with Christian Hofmann, physicist at Siemens Healthineers, they have developed an innovative solution for handling respiratory motion in radiotherapy planning – always with the focus on achieving better outcomes for cancer patients.
A sharper focus in radiation therapy planning
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