Adaptive strategies based on artificial intelligence for radiotherapy Head and Neck cancer treatment

Position: PhD student position

Institution: Léon Bérard center, radiation therapy department, CREATIS lab,

Location: Lyon, France

Application closes at: Oct 31st, 2019 23:59

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Intensity-modulated radiation therapy techniques such as volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) have become the standard treatment for head-an-neck tumors. Thanks to these techniques, highly conformal dose distributions with steep dose gradients are obtained, which is beneficial for both ensuring sufficient planning target volume (PTV) coverage and sparing the multiple surrounding organs at risk (OAR).

The first objective of this project will be to provide a state-of-the-art reference database of images and expert-validated delineations of both OAR and CTVs for completing a database, and to evaluate the performances of an artificial intelligence-based segmentation method, developed by Elekta, of lymph nodes and organs at risk for patients with head-and-neck cancer.

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