ALPHA Particle Radiotherapy Project
Treatment planning system for alpha particle radiotherapy
Lady Davis Institute and Jewish General Hospital
Alpha Tau Medical Ltd.
Therapeutic technology, artificial intelligence technology
Radiation oncologists are looking for innovative treatments that maximize the effect of radiation on tumor cells while sparing surrounding healthy tissue. Recently, a new technique, called alpha emitter scatter radiation therapy (DaRT), has been proposed by Alpha Tau Medical Ltd. To date, no DaRT treatment planning system exists. This project aims to develop software to calculate and deliver an accurate radiation dose for DaRT technology.
Achievements and impact
Drawing on the multidisciplinary expertise of the research team, a unique new patient-specific treatment planning system allows for detailed calculation and planning of the DaRT radiation dose. Optimizing the delivered dose and predicting treatment outcomes will allow patients to receive more precise and accurate treatment, resulting in higher survival rates and improved quality of life.