Topical Workshop on Diagnostics for Beam and Patient Monitoring

593-R-010 (CERN)



1211 Geneva 23 Switzerland
Carsten Peter Welsch (Cockcroft Institute / University of Liverpool)

The OMA Workshops cover the main research areas on optimization of medical accelerators which are explored within the different work packages (WP) of the European Training network OMA.

The Workshop will connect the diagnostics efforts in two OMA work packages, WP1 (Beam imaging and diagnostics) and WP2 (Treatment optimization).

In particular, it will discuss the role of online monitoring capability for patient treatment and how information from 3D online and patient tracking systems, as developed in WP2, needs to be combined with the general accelerator diagnostics, beam control systems and the specific monitors developed WP1, to achieve maximum treatment efficiency.

The workshop is open to external participants. Contributed talks of 30 minutes are welcome.

Registration deadline: 7th May 2018

Abstract submission deadline: 23rd April 2018

This workshop is mandatory for all OMA Fellows and will be followed by a dedicated COSYLAB Academy exclusively offered to our OMA Fellows.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 675265.

    • 09:00 10:00
      Technology transfer: challenges and opportunities 1h
      Speaker: Giovanni Anelli (CERN)
    • 10:00 10:30
      Toward a new Treatment Planning approach accounting for in-vivo proton range verification 30m
      Speaker: Mr Liheng Tian (LMU)
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 12:00
      Towards true online patient monitoring 1h
      Speaker: Julien Smeets (Ion Beam Applications SA)
    • 12:00 12:30
      Reentrant cavity resonator for low intensities proton beam measurements 30m
      Speaker: Sudharsan Srinivasan (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch Break 1h 30m

      Lunch available in CERN restaurant, self payment

    • 14:00 15:00
      Efficient integration of beam instrumentation into the accelerator control system 1h
      Speaker: Samo Tuma
    • 15:00 15:30
      A scintillator-based range telescope for proton therapy 30m
      Speaker: Laurent Kelleter (UCL)
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 16:00 16:30
      Development of a radiobiology beamline at the 18 MeV proton cyclotron facility at CNA 30m
      Speaker: Anna Baratto-Roldán (Centro Nacional de Aceleradores / Universidad de Sevilla)
    • 16:30 17:00
      Implementation of a Non-Invasive Online Beam Monitor at a 60 MeV Proton Therapy Beamline 30m
      Speaker: Roland Schnuerer (Cockcroft Institute)
    • 17:00 17:30
      Optimization of high-performance 3D/4D surface scanning technology for patient monitoring in radiotherapy environment 30m
      Speaker: Samuele Cotta (OMA project)
    • 17:30 18:00
      Sensor Advances for Optical Patient Surface Tracking 30m
      Speaker: Dr Roland Hoefling