Technologiestipendien

Die Weiterentwicklung technischer Systeme trägt dazu bei, dass mehr Patienten ihren Kampf gewinnen.

Themenbereiche für Stipendien

Wir unterstützen ein breites Spektrum in der Technologieforschung. Unsere Interessenbereiche umfassen unter anderem folgende Themen:

 

Allgemeines

  • Resource-constrained areas
  • Clinical Evidence/Trials
  • Cost Effectiveness
  • Value-Based Care
  • Operational Studies (reducing infrastructure complexities, reducing clinician burden)

Adaptive Strahlentherapie

  • Treatment quality (clinically meaningful metrics), compare to historical
  • Outcome modeling (NCTP, TCP, etc.)
  • Automated target contouring
  • Clinical decision support -- offline or at- console
  • Deformable image registration visualization
  • Longitudinal response assessment
  • Novel approaches pushing the therapeutic envelope (shrinking margins, increasing tumor doses)
  • Functional adaptation (multi-modality imaging applications using adaptive tools)
  • Novel use of adaptive tools (eg. rapid plan & treat)

Künstliche Intelligenz

  • Increasing safety of systems and processes
  • Error detection and augmentation (treatment planning, data transfer, imaging, treatment delivery)
  • Decreasing planning and treatment variability
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • Assisted plan review
  • Novel algorithms, benefits and applications
  • AI agents
  • Reinforcement learning, continuous or incremental learning
  • Cognitive AI
  • Clinical benefits
  • Outcomes prediction

Automatisierung

  • Target segmentation
  • Identification of crucial inputs
  • Evidence-based decision making

Krebsbehandlung

  • Decision support to enable precision medicine
  • AI-based workflow optimization
  • Patient Reported Outcomes and impact on care
  • Elevating patient engagement
  • AI-based scheduling and resource utilization
  • Survivorship focused research
  • Elevating outcomes using digital technology

Klinische Abläufe

  • Analysis of care patterns, efficiency studies, etc
  • Quantifying benefits of software tools
  • Centralized treatment planning

Klinische Studien

  • Use and value of new Varian technologies and solutions
  • Use of SBRT, especially for oligometastatic disease
  • Comparative and cost effectiveness studies (e.g., RT vs non-RT modalities)
  • Clinical studies in precision medicine, incorporating genomic and/or radiomic information into Varian systems
  • Role of radiotherapy as an immune system modulator
  • Evaluation of novel applications of radiation using linear accelerators for non- oncologic diseases (functional SRS, pain, OCD, etc)

Cloudbasierte Softwarelösungen

  • Aggregation and curation solutions
  • Data security, cyber security
  • Data privacy
  • Efficient ways of transferring data to/from the cloud
  • Microservices and workflow
  • Web services
  • Algorithm parallelization and high performance computing
  • Assisted automated commissioning of algorithm updates

Bildgebung

  • Dual energy imaging applications in RO
  • Technology comparison of imaging techniques for specific applications
  • Unique multi-modal imaging applications
  • Site-specific imaging solutions for unmet clinical needs
  • Incorporating imaging with dynamic trajectories during

Bewegungsmanagement

  • Motion modeling/prediction (includes AI approaches)
  • DTS for motion monitoring during treatment
  • Soft tissue tracking/monitoring during treatment delivery
  • Unique methods for noninvasive internal motion monitoring
  • Respiratory regulation techniques/studies
  • Optimal breath-hold approaches

Kontakte im Bereich Technologieforschung

Michael Davis, MS, JD

Director, Research and Educational Grants
E-Mail: michael.davis@varian.com

Timo Berkus, PhD

Medical Science Liaison
Region: Europa und Indien
E-Mail: timo.berkus@varian.com

Camille Noel, MSCI, PhD

Medical Science Liaison
Region: Nordamerika (Nordost, Südost, Mitte)
E-Mail: camille.noel@varian.com

Johnny Cheng

Medical Science Liaison
Region: Asien und Australien
E-Mail: johnny.cheng@varian.com