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Research Training in 3D Digital Imaging for Cancer Radiation Therapy

Objective

The vision on a future high-precision radiation therapy utilizing either particle or photon beams is a treatment on a technological level which allows for: (1) obtaining information on relevant tumour parameters (volume, position, topology, density - also of the surrounding tissue) during every moment of therapeutic irradiation; (2) adapting the treatment plan in real time; and (3) initiating the appropriate control of the irradiation device to compensate for any deviations from the original treatment plan that compromise a tumour conformal dose delivery.
The European training network in digital medical imaging for radiotherapy (ENTERVISION) will be established in response to the critical need for reinforcing research in online 3D digital imaging and the training of professionals in order to deliver some of the key elements and building blocks for realizing the vision for early detection and more precise treatment of tumours.
This is an interdisciplinary (physics, medicine, electronics, informatics, radiobiology, engineering) multinational initiative, which has the primary goal of training researchers who will help technical developments at a pan-European level, for the benefit of all of Europe.
ENTERVISION brings together ten academic institutes and research centres of excellence and the two leading European companies in particle therapy, IBA and Siemens. All partners are known worldwide in the diverse but complementary fields associated with technological development for improving health. Thus the network covers a unique set of competencies, expertise, infrastructures and training possibilities. The network will train 12 ESR and 4 ER during a 48 month period.
The context of a new technique and a dynamic research program in an area of great societal demand offers outstanding training opportunities for future careers of the young researchers.
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Coordinator

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

Address

Route De Meyrin Cern
1211 Geneva 23

Switzerland

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 735 666

Administrative Contact

Seamus Hegarty (Mr.)

Participants (11)

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 230 298

GSI HELMHOLTZZENTRUM FUER SCHWERIONENFORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 343 116

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 243 718

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 257 211

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 561 223

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 478 840

FONDAZIONE PER ADROTERAPIA ONCOLOGICA - TERA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 257 248

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

ION BEAM APPLICATIONS SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 239 201

UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD

France

EU Contribution

€ 265 803

UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 205 560

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 264552

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2011

  • End date

    31 January 2015

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 817 884

  • EU contribution

    € 3 817 884

Coordinated by:

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

Switzerland