Translational Engineering in Cancer Program Themes
Three research themes within Translational Engineering in Cancer focus on:
- Surgical Image-Guidance (SIG) to develop molecular and physically-based imaging and measurement techniques for guiding accurate and complete resection of cancers with minimal toxicity and/or complications secondary to surgery.
- Radiation Monitoring and Guidance (RMG) to develop and assess novel tools to image and measure radiation dose and key physiological/functional parameters that inform and guide the effectiveness and safety of radiotherapy delivery in cancer treatment.
- Cellular and Molecular Detection and Contrast (CDC) to discover/investigate new approaches to imaging cellular types, metabolites, proteins or nucleotides in vivo and test detection or image contrast based on these with biophysical, parametric, pharmacokinetic or pharmacologic features of tissues, for applications in screening, detection, diagnosis or management of cancer treatment.