A live image during tumor irradiation
Using ultrasound technology, LMU-physicists make proton radiation in cancerous tissue visible.
In future, the irradiation of tumors with protons could become more precise. Medical physicists from the Munich-Centre for Advanced Photonics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU Munich), together with physicists from the Technical University, the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Universität der Bundeswehr München have combined conventional ultrasound technology with proton irradiation of a tumor. Using ionoacoustic technology they developed, they are able to observe the action of proton beams in real time via ultrasound. (Scientific Reports 2016)
Press release of the Munich-Centre for Advanced Photonics