Fly4PET: Fly Algorithm in PET Reconstruction for Radiotherapy Treatment Planning
This project is focused on developing new software technologies for lung cancer treatment and it is based on accurate physical models implemented using high performance computing. Four research themes have been identified: improvement of our original reconstruction algorithm for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging, fast respiration simulation, tumour segmentation and extraction, and interactive multi-modal visualisation. The clinical outputs that are expected will be improving the quantitative results in PET, assisting doctors to elaborate their treatment plans using both anatomical (CT) and biological (PET) information, helping to assess the response of tumours to the treatment, and improving of the validation of treatment plans by radiation oncologists.
This multi-disciplinary project will require an alliance with external partners in computer science, medicine and medical physics from France, Belgium, California and Wales.