AAPM 2014 Austin

Gisele Pereira is a medical physicist that has clinical duties in radiation oncology. She brings a clinical physics perspective to the QIL. During the 2014 American Association of Physicists in Medicine conference in Austin, she presented the group’s work on generating Dynamically Reconstructed Radiographs (DRRs) from MR data. Conventionally obtained using x-rays, DRRs are used to confirm patient position for radiation treatment. Important to the clinical practicality, our method requires only a couple of minutes to acquire the data. The speed is obtained using the undersampled acquisition method developed in collaboration with Philips MR experts. The high quality of the data makes the analysis and DRR generation simple.