Quantifying the impact of imaging choice for breast cancer radiotherapy

Start Year: 2012
Finish Year: 2015
Chief Investigator: Dr Lois Holloway
Grant Type: Cancer Australia Priority Driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme(PdCCRS)
Institution: Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre

Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme (PdCCRS)

Magnetic resonance images (MRI), provide greater detail than computed tomography (CT) images. MRI is currently used for breast cancer diagnosis but not for radiotherapy treatment, which uses CT.

Dr Holloway aims to determine the potential of using MRI for radiotherapy. The likely benefits include improved treatment success, reduced side effects immediately after treatment and a reduced risk of further cancer.

This project is co-funded by NBCF and Cancer Australia.