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METHODS AND ADVANCED EQUIPMENT FOR SIMULATION AND TREATMENT IN RADIO-ONCOLOGY

Objective

The present project, MAESTRO, proposes innovative research to develop and validate in clinical conditions the advanced equipment needed in cancer treatment for new modalities in high conformal external radiotherapy employing photons and protons beams.

Within the MAESTRO project, novel technologies in patient alignment, organ tracking, dose calculation and dose measurement will be developed, together with advanced software for radiotherapy image processing and merging for therapy planning using new conformal therapy modalities. Clinical environments will be provided for pre-clinical validation. Workshops with medical physicists and radiotherapists will contribute optimising the new products for clinical applications, prior to their commercialisation.

Deliverables concern the validation of the advanced equipment needed to perform treatments in correlation with new therapeutic protocols for patient safety. These new tools will be available as prototypes before the end of this study such as real time imaging devices devoted to high energy photon beams and protons, and software using fast Monte Carlo codes well known for its high accuracy in any material and beam situation and finally new point, 2D surface and 3D volume dosimeters allowing better patient positioning, beam and dose monitoring.

The project is staged in four phases comprising clinical users workshops to establish the new requirements, an intense research effort with industrials on the development, and clinical validation on phantoms and finally in a clinic environment. Research proposed in MAESTRO based on new high technologies and advanced knowledge cannot be developed by companies alone. A number of technological and scientific breakthroughs have to be over passed.

Clinics and research centres associated with industries give the critical mass necessary in Europe. The total budget is estimated at 10 MEuros for a consortium comprising 24 partners.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-LIFESCIHEALTH
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
Address
Bat. Le Ponant D, 25 Rue Leblanc
Paris
France

Participants (24)

ION BEAM APPLICATIONS S.A.
Belgium
Address
3, Chemin Du Cyclotron
Louvain-la-neuve
DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
Julialaan 134
Delft
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 40
Frascati
DOSISOFT S.A.
France
Address
45, Av Carnot
Cachan
INSTYTUT FIZYKI JADROWEJ IM. H. NIEWODNICZANSKIEGO
Poland
Address
Radzikowskiego 152
Krakow
ELDIM SA.
France
Address
1185, Rue D'epron
Hérouville Saint Clair
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 3
Postbus 25 Petten
REM RADIOTERAPIA SRL
Italy
Address
V.s. Paola 18
Catania
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA
Italy
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
Rome
NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY
United Kingdom
Address
Queens Road
Teddington, Middlesex
INSTITUT GUSTAVE ROUSSY
France
Address
39 Rue Camille Desmoulins
Villejuif
CENTRE NATIONAL FRANCOIS BACLESSE
France
Address
Avenue Général Harris
Caen
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
Address
University Plain
Norwich
UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA-LA MANCHA
Spain
Address
Vicerrectorado De Investigación, Edificio José Prat - Campus Universitario
Albacete
UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS COVENTRY AND WARWICKSHIRE NHS TRUST
United Kingdom
Address
Clifford Bridge Road
Coventry
CENTRUM ONKOLOGII ODDZIAL W KRAKOWIE
Poland
Address
Garncarska 11
Krakow
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
Address
Domaine De Voluceau-rocquencourt
Le Chesnay
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes, 585 (Vicerectorat De Política Científica; Oper)
Barcelona
CENTRE NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE/INSTITUT NATIONAL DE PHYSIQUE NUCLÉAIRE ET DES PARTICULES
France
Address
3, Rue Michel-ange
Paris
COVENTRY UNIVERSITY, PRIORITY STREET, COVENTRY CV1 5FB, UK
United Kingdom
Address
Priority Street
Coventry
SCANDITRONIX WELLHÖFER AB
Sweden
Address
Stålgatan 14
Uppsala
UNIVERSITÀ DI FIRENZE - DIPARTIMENTO FISIOPATOLOGIA CLINICA
Italy
Address
Piazza S. Marco 4
Firenze
UNIVERSITÄT DUISBURG-ESSEN, STANDORT ESSEN (FACHBEREICH MEDIZIN)
Germany
Address
Hufelandstr. 55
Essen
UNIVERSITÉ CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Address
Place De L'université,1
Louvain-la-neuve