Advances in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Physics General".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2024 | Viewed by 136

Special Issue Editors


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Radiation Research Unit, IEO European Institute of Oncology IRCCS, 20141 Milan, Italy
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Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica, Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Viale Abramo Lincoln 5, 81100 Caserta, CE, Italy
Interests: internal dosimetry; radionuclide therapies; BNCT; nuclear medicine; Monte Carlo simulation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Medical imaging has become irreplaceable in healthcare, enabling advanced non-invasive diagnoses and providing essential data for planning radiotherapeutic treatments, in turn becoming crucial in addressing tumor-related pathologies and serving as a powerful alternative or adjunct to surgery, chemotherapy, and other pharmacological treatments.

This Special Issue will offer an overview of recent advancements in imaging techniques, focusing on innovative approaches in nuclear medicine imaging, namely, PET and SPECT tomographies, and their complementarity with morphological CT and NMR.

Regarding radiation therapies, the papers published in this Special Issue will explore a comprehensive range of modalities, providing the state of the art from conventional external beam radiotherapies to molecular radiotherapies, including more innovative approaches like hadrontherapy, FLASH therapy, and recently revitalized techniques, such as Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT). Collateral aspects, such as radiobiological analyses and emerging computing technologies, e.g., artificial intelligence, contributing both to imaging and treatment planning, will also be analyzed.

This Special Issue could serve as a valuable resource for researchers, clinicians, and policymakers, aiming to exploit the full potential of these technologies for ever-increasing personalized and accurate treatments, ultimately enhancing patient care and clinical outcomes.

Dr. Marta Cremonesi
Dr. Daniele Pistone
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • medical imaging
  • radiation therapies
  • functional tomography, PET, SPECT
  • morphological tomography, CT, NMR
  • external beam radiotherapies, hadrotherapy, protontherapy, carbon-ion therapy, FLASH therapy
  • nuclear medicine, molecular radiotherapy, radionuclide therapy, Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT)
  • computational technologies, artificial intelligence, imaging diagnostics, radiobiology, segmentations, treatment planning, quantitative imaging

Published Papers

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