Skip to main content

European NoVel Imaging Systems for ION therapy

Objective

Following the pioneering experiences which lasted several decades, particle therapy has become a recognized way of curing cancer. 2 new European dual-ion facilities (Heidelberg, Pavia) will soon become operational, followed by several others which are today at different stages of planning and construction. Hadron therapy faces the challenge of improving treatment outcomes with tools able to provide on-line a 4 dimensional feedback of the irradiation to enhance the dose conformation to the cancer volume and improve the treatment of moving organs. ENVISION is set up by 15 leading European research organisations, and 1 leading industrial partner IBA , to respond to these challenges. CERN is project coordinator and the majority of the key European experts in this field are involved, as well as the Hadron Research Facilities (Heidelberg, Pavia) who will immediately benefit from the developments foreseen in this project. A valorisation committee with members of the industrial partners has been established to maximally exploit the results. ENVISION tackles the problems of on-line Dose Monitoring and of performing accurate Quality Assurance tests by developing novel imaging modalities related to dose deposition and allow assessing the treated volume and deriving reliable indicators of the delivered dose. It concentrates on the detection of nuclear reaction products produced by the interaction of the beam with atomic nuclei of the tissue (positron emitting nuclides for ibPET, photons or light charged particles for ibSPAT). The methods are applicable to all therapy relevant ion species. The application of TOF techniques with superior time resolution to beam delivery integrated double head ibPET scanners has the potential for improving ibPET image quality. Furthermore, the real-time observation of the dose delivery process will become feasible for the 1st time, substantially reducing intervention times in case of treatment mistakes or incidents.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2009-single-stage
See other projects for this call

Coordinator

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Switzerland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 013 265,25
Administrative Contact
Manjit Dosanjh (Prof.)

Participants (15)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 675 556
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lars Henning (Dr.)
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 229 120
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Richard Pötter (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD
France
EU contribution
€ 431 721,60
Address
Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918 Num43
69622 Villeurbanne Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Javier Olaiz (Dr.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 403 940
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pam Nieto (Ms.)
ION BEAM APPLICATIONS SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 483 232
Address
Chemin Du Cyclotron 3
1348 Ottignies Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Albert Blondin (Mr.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 387 540
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Battistoni (Dr.)
FONDAZIONE PER ADROTERAPIA ONCOLOGICA - TERA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 262 060
Address
Via Puccini 11
28100 Novara
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Fabio Sauli (Prof.)
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 326 048,80
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 672
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thorsten Brietz (Mr.)
GSI HELMHOLTZZENTRUM FUR SCHWERIONENFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 175 675,75
Address
Planckstrasse 1
64291 Darmstadt
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Johannes Heilmann (Dr.)
STICHTING MAASTRICHT RADIATION ONCOLOGY MAASTRO CLINIC
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 156 494,80
Address
Dr. Tanslaan 12
6229 ET Maastricht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Floor Franssen (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 532 754,40
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Eliane Perret (Ms.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 488 740,48
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Manuel Abad Ruiz (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 149 615,73
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Saskia Vanden Broeck (Ms.)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 179 487,95
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Annamaria Brambilla (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA - LA MANCHA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 101 207,52
Address
Calle Altagracia 50
13071 Ciudad Real
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Llanos Carrión-Varela (Ms.)