CSSALT team to participate in funded study using mixed-reality visualization to improve breast radiotherapy

Congratulations to our Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning Technologies (CSSALT) team, which will be participating in a newly funded study, titled “Improving breast radiotherapy setup and delivery using mixed reality visualization,” in collaboration with the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute at UF Health Jacksonville.

The proposal was funded by the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. Perry B. Johnson, Ph.D., who is director of physics at the Proton Therapy Institute, is the principal investigator on the grant.

CSSALT is tasked with reducing the setup time before radiotherapy. A HoloLens (mixed-reality head-mounted display) is used to recreate the patient and breast tumor position during a prior CT scan in the setup period.

Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation therapy that uses protons rather than X-rays to target tumors and cancer cells more precisely.