Targeting Cancer: Simulation Tools to Improve Radiation Therapy

Presenter Full Name
Dr. Joseph Perl
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Year & Semester
2012 Spring
Presentation Date
February 27, 2012

Dr. Joseph Perl of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Scientific Computing Applications Group discusses how he and his colleagues are turning the simulation toolkit Geant4 into a powerful application for medical physicists. Originally designed to track subatomic particles in high-energy physics experiments, Geant4 can also map proton paths through patients' bodies during radiation treatment. [Available on DVD in the SSU library.]